This is a great album with the great Kurupt who as you know is my favorite rapper out there. This album has some great production from Teknizzle who did the whole album and some great tracks by Kurupt and company.
1.INTRO-great introduction with Kurupt letting you know what to expect over one of the coolest sounding instrumentals ever from Teknizzle.
2.2 MANY-Tek's production has that classic west coast feel on this and kind of a Dr Dre type feel to it. Of course Kurupt sounds excellent over this production and kills the first verse. Young De [this song first appeared on his "Audio Hustlers"] kills the second verse followed by an excellent B Real of Cypress Hill. Also the hook is really catchy and matches the style of the track well.
3.IF U WANNA RIDE-Tek production is amazing on this track with an Asian influenced sound with some great horns added in as well to make it harder. Gail Gotti who is Kurupt's wife destroys the first verse with a killer flow and also delivers a great hook. Slo Stallone takes the second verse and does a great job and Kurupt kills the last verse. Still I think it was Gail who stole the show on this one, great single right here.
4.NUTHIN-all the same players from the last song are here along with Problem, and of course Tek supplies a great beat for all of them to destroy. Slo Stallone as maybe my favorite verse on this track with a great play on words here, Problem shows why he is one of the best from the new west. Gail is great on the hook along side hubby Kurupt.
5.GUN 4 GUN RMX-two of the Four Horsemen [Killah Priest & Kurupt] are on this one with Nas, and this is another excellent track. Priest starts it off with a great flow and verse and I love what he says in his verse. Next up is Nas with a very catchy flow with a great and real verse about some things, his flow is perfect on this. Kurupt ends things off with one of the best verse lyrically on the album, love the 17 swords thing. Tek delivers once again with a wonderful instrumental that all sound great over.
6.WALK AWAY-this is possibly the best song on the album because Kurupt destroys this track on all the verses, and he sounds great on the hook. This is the Kurupt that lyrically mashes every thing he touches, his style and lyrics on this track are amazing. Also Tek's production on this track is flawless.
7.HOOD IN YA LIFE-Kurupt and his brother Roscoe come together on this one over a bouncy Tek production. Kurupt starts things off with a good verse and sounds great on the hook, love the beat on this one. Roscoe destroys it on this one though with a great verse and flow, he sounds tailor made for this type of track. They share the last verse and of course deliver on it, good track.
8.LIFE WE CHOOSE-now this is with out a doubt a classic here with Tek's wonderful deep production. The thing that really makes this is A Dub on the hook as he supplies some wonderful vocals on the chorus. Kurupt of course spits excellent over this track and kills it with a great flow, especially the second verse. This could be a great single because I would love to see a video for this one.
9.THA PAPER-Young De returns as does Roscoe along side Kurupt who kicks it off with a lethal verse and flow. Roscoe comes in next with a money oriented verse as Kurupt goes off next then Roscoe returns to drop a great verse. Kurupt is up again as they talk about what they did at what age. Young De is on the hook as Kurupt and Roscoe do their thing on this track over another great Tek beat.
10.BACC 2 THA HOUSE-Tek drops a nice east coast yet southern influenced sounding production for this Philly track. Gillie Da Kid, Reed Dollaz, Young Hot, and Kurupt each take turns on this one. Each one sounds good on this track and kill their verse. Still this one is a posse track so there really isn't a hook. Kurupt has the best verse on here as one would expect and ends things nicely.
11.DO WHUT I DO-Tek drops another Dre influenced track here but Joins Kurupt on the track and sounds good on the hook. Kurupt kicks things off once again with a great flow and verse, poetry analyst. And then finishes things off with another great verse that may be better than his first, lyrical puzzle.
12.I GOT U-easily one of the best songs on the album, this track is all about family and has that feeling to it as well. this has an instrumental that really brings the feelings out in these two brothers. A-Dub's vocals on the chorus are amazing and helps make this track a classic and adds to the feeling of love between two brothers. Kurupt is up first with a wonderful verse about his life and his brother and with lines like "I put my brother in the game at 13, I exposed him to all kinds of negative things [wish I didn't]" you can feel the emotion in his words. Roscoe is up next and just like his brother expresses nothing but love for his big bro, this track makes me think of my brother man, excellent song.
13.RAP OR DEATH RMX-this is a remix of a track that Gail Gotti put out and this new version is excellent. Gail starts it off with a wonderful verse as one would expect, I can't wait for her album. The whole Penagon is on this track including the head, Kurupt who kills it of course over Tek's epic sounding production.
This is a great album that I think everyone who likes this kind of music would really enjoy. It is full of great production and some wonderful verses full of venomous flows and lyrics, good stuff.
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