UGK
Super Tight...


5.0
classic

Review

by Typhoon24 USER (15 Reviews)
June 15th, 2016 | 30 replies


Release Date: 1994 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Possibly UGK's hardest, funkiest and most cohesive submission to date.

Pimp C never claimed to make hip hop music. “I make country rap tunes....it’s a bit slower, has some church influence, and I don’t know about these other n*ggas, but me and Bun got something to say.” Felt I should quote that one since I could not have said it better myself. Super Tight, in my opinion, is the finest example of country rap tunes ever released. Front to back (..and side to side), the album is full of hard lyrics and explosively funky production. Yet it is still a very easy album to listen and re-listen to, since Young Pimp and Bun B always know how to keep things tasteful and artistically significant.

Hip hop music is all about beats, raps and vibes and country rap tunes are no different. The anxiety you might feel because of the slower pace of the music melts away as you get used to the way things are done in the South. The lyrics might come at you slower and with less wordplay, but they are still just as satisfying. The vibe is one of confidence, honesty and hedonism.

“Return,” the set-it-off track, is all about getting the listener’s attention and setting the tone for the album, one of sheer badassery and disregard for anyone and anything that isn’t trill. Once in the air, the listener will come to realize that it is possible to rap about shooting people, selling drugs, doing drugs and banging hoes while still sounding deep. UGK always managed to drop some knowledge in the strangest places, giving us the whole picture of the hood, not just what’s sexy or downright ugly. Examples of this are “I Left it Wet for You” and “Stoned Junkee.” The first one is a supreme diss at all of the unlucky busters whose women Pimp and Bun ran through, yet somehow Pimp C manages to squeeze in a couple lines about how none of this makes him feel any less suicidal. Stoned Junkee is a ballad given from the perspective of people in the underbelly of the drug world, surrounded by injustice, addicted to dope and afraid.

That’s not to say the album isn’t fun. In fact, pretty much every song on the album would make for some playalistic cadillac music. Problems with the police/authority? Protect and Serve will get your blood pumping. Got a new ride and feeling fly? Front Back and Side to Side, baby. New promotion at work or new job? It’s SUPPOSED to bubble. There’s just about a song for every hip hop emotion packed tightly into this album, and multiple listens will bring out tiny gems in the production and lyrics that you may have not noticed.

It’s a shame that this album is overlooked under the tremendous shadow of Ridin’ Dirty. Even though their 1996 classic has better beats and a more mature perspective, Super Tight is where UGK hit their peak so far as energy and rawness are concerned. In terms of cohesiveness, this album is perfect. Bun never outshines Pimp and nobody hogs the limelight. Like with the other UGK albums, the features might not steal the show, but always meet expectations. This album is funkier, harder, flashier, and has better-timed production than just about 95% of everything else you’ve listened to. That means it’s super tight, right?

Recommended Tracks:

I Left it Wet for You
Feds in Town
Protect and Serve
Pocket Full of Stone, Pt. 2
Three Sixteens



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Comments:Add a Comment 
NeroCorleone80
June 14th 2016


34618 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

About time. Pos

ShadowRemains
June 15th 2016


25134 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

although i prefer ridin dirty, this is also straight fiya

iloveyouall
June 15th 2016


6319 Comments


haven�t se�n the�e �n a w��l� :�

StarlessCore
June 15th 2016


7046 Comments


i think this beats ridin

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ffs
June 15th 2016


5418 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

hell yep

Keyblade
June 15th 2016


28608 Comments


if only for that tuff mighty ducks jersey bun is rockin on the cover

Typhoon24
June 15th 2016


2216 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

"if only for that tuff mighty ducks jersey bun is rockin on the cover"



pimp can make a mighty ducks jersey, glasses and khakis look fly as hell



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Keyblade
June 15th 2016


28608 Comments


shieet, imma have to cop one of those

Cygnatti
June 15th 2016


33048 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i think this beats ridin
nah fam. good shit, obvs tho.

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frigyourgenre
November 6th 2016


3791 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

the bass in it's supposed to bubble... that is all

Typhoon24
November 28th 2016


2216 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

got the clear vinyl today. smooth as ever

DrMaximus
November 28th 2016


12526 Comments


I left it wet i left it wet

Cygnatti
November 28th 2016


33048 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

4u

Ryus
January 13th 2017


18210 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

wow this good

Cygnatti
January 13th 2017


33048 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

well duh it post to bubble

Ryus
January 13th 2017


18210 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

is it blasphemy that i might even like this more than ridin dirty

Cygnatti
January 13th 2017


33048 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

gasp! not rly an unpopular opinion tbh, but for me it's not close~

Ryus
January 13th 2017


18210 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

havent heard this enough to really determine, but this is probably more consistent imo. ridin dirty has those ridiculous highlights like one day, diamonds and wood, touched, that's why i carry, but also like i just cant rly get into some songs :/

Cygnatti
January 13th 2017


33048 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i see, that's fair~

NeroCorleone80
January 13th 2017


34618 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Ridin Dirty is consistent as fuck though



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