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Idnuf
September 9th 2011



1491 Comments


"he worshipped these rappers and is therefore influenced by these rappers. if bjork listened to nothing but 2pac for the next year and then recorded an album, would she sound like 2pac? no. would she be influenced by 2pac's sound? yes"

Hence it would be incorrect to say of that album (if it existed), "any fan of 2Pac is sure to enjoy this"

aok
September 9th 2011



4317 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

out of curiosity what do you dislike about this album? you're an anomaly to me cause i have found and
believe i still will find that anyone who enjoyed mainstream '90s rap will enjoy this record.

the bjork example doesn't work for that statement (it was in response to your retarded porn star
statement), but i still stand by it

Idnuf
September 9th 2011



1491 Comments


I didn't mean for this to turn into some sort of argument, the point is that the "any fan of..." statement is referring to so vague and broad a category that it becomes meaningless.

I don't have any problem with Kendrick, he's cool, but I can't listen to an album if I vehemently hate the production. I can't quite put my finger on exactly what it is, but the modernity and I guess "electronic" feel I get from it. They don't sound like BEATS to me, they're little productions that someone is rapping over. There's no momentum. Were there any hard snares on this album? If there were I don't recall them. It's just these intangible vibes of harmlessness and softness I guess that really got me.

As soon as a great beat comes on, like the HiiiPower beat, I'm suddenly interested and I like what he's going for. That being said, HiiiPower has a bad chorus and the woman singing is totally unnecessary so even then I can't fully enjoy it.

aok
September 9th 2011



4317 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

fair points. 'any fan of' is a bit of a blanket statement, but when making definitive statements, something reviewers have to do, we're always walking a line here. and given the likable beats and the fact that i see him targeting audience being fans of that era (this isn't new-age rap, even though it has some newer elements), i felt it a reasonable extension to make. after all, if i said, if you like '90s mainstream rap, you'll probly like this, that statement is essentially pointless.

clearly you disagree and you're entitled to, but that porn star statement was pretty poorly reasoned.

Idnuf
September 9th 2011



1491 Comments


Yeah, totally valid. It's the people that say "hip hop died with Biggie and 2Pac" who will really latch on to this. I think something better to say than "fans of 90s mainstream rap" is "people who have lost faith in hip hop since the new millennium arrived".

Ok the porn star thing didn't really work but the point stands that influence =/= fans of one will like the other

PorkchopExpress
September 9th 2011



387 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Good review. And yeah, I agree that any attention given to this is good. Glad to see this getting (mostly) love around here.

AggravatedYeti
September 9th 2011



7684 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

equating this to old school hip hop isn't too terribly far off the mark. Certainly closer than trap-hop, modern-midwest/west/east/south or club-rap sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

lobby
September 9th 2011



1251 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

FANS OF 90'S RAP WILL ENJOY FREDDIE GIBBS

AggravatedYeti
September 9th 2011



7684 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

^ true.

tkxxx7
September 9th 2011



6152 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Review's last paragraph should be rewritten with the "king of west coast rap" part left out.

Tupik
September 10th 2011



671 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

"They don't sound like BEATS to me, they're little productions that someone is rapping over. There's no momentum. Were there any hard snares on this album? If there were I don't recall them. It's just these intangible vibes of harmlessness and softness I guess that really got me."

Thanks, you nailed my feelings perfectly.

I love 90s hip-hop, and somehow I just can't get into this at all, and lord knows I've tried. I know I'm in the minority, but this is just boring to me.

iFghtffyrdmns
September 10th 2011



7047 Comments


nice review dude, though this sounds like something I'd hate cause I'm mean and lame and shit

aok
September 10th 2011



4317 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Review's last paragraph should be rewritten with the "king of west coast rap" part left out.


disagree cause it kinda shows how he's being viewed in the community, but i'd be intrigued to hear your point elaborated.

closer than trap-hop, modern-midwest/west/east/south or club-rap


cheers yeti C=

xfearbefore
October 16th 2011



1245 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Great review. Just started listening to this and I'm already totally captivated by the beats, particularly the first track, Fuck Your Ethnicity. If this is Dr. Dre's next major solo artist project, well, I can't fucking wait to see what those two can make together. Just as soon as that motherfucker drops Detox first.

Damn, this is just what I've been looking for. Something with the energy and fun of the Odd Future crew but with the intelligent, emotional lyrics of a Kanye or Cudi.

Digging: Tiger Army - Tiger Army

iFghtffyrdmns
October 16th 2011



7047 Comments


is this the javelin dude from revenge of the nerds

xfearbefore
October 16th 2011



1245 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yes. Yes it is.

aok
October 16th 2011



4317 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

thanks xfeabefore. this is inching down to a 3.5 for me but still a lot of fantastic stuff on here.
one of the very few rap albums i truly enjoy listening to these days

ferociouslettuce
October 23rd 2011



194 Comments


when I slid you my disc, you wanted to diss but jumped on my dick

aok
January 24th 2012



4317 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

got a high tolerance when your age don't exist .. nigga fuck dat



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