In which Aaron breathes a sigh of relief and learns about the wrath of old heads while bumping UGK.
Aaron’s done with his ‘Back To The Classics’ series, and glad to be, because he never wants to hear anything like Co Flo’s classic ‘Funcrusher Plus’ again.
For the penultimate installment of Back The Classics, Aaron tuned in to CNN to catch ‘The War Report’. Wanna know how one of the pillars of hardcore NY rap sounded to fresh ears that grew up in the aughts?
One of J. Monkey’s favorite rappers of all time is Ghostface Killah. How then, could I omit Ironman from this list? Read on to find out if I thought Ghostface was on his Robert-Downey-Jr. best or if he combusted like Stane.
Just like I was familiar with UGK before checking out Ridin’ Dirty, I had listened The Roots’ How I Got Over before ever hearing Illadelph Halflife. Hey, gimme a break. I was five when Illadelph Halflife dropped. And I did listen to it. So peep game.
Though having appreciated UGK’s craft for many years, Aaron never got around to checking their seminal classic ‘Ridin’ Dirty’. That has now been corrected. Here’s his assessment.
Aaron has a few friends who swear by Bone Thugs N Harmony, so he was intrigued to take his Bone experience to the next level with ‘E. 1999 Eternal’. Did the listening experience live up to his friends’ hype? Read on to find out.
Last week, Aaron mentioned in his review of Black Moon’s ‘Enta da Stage’ that the album paled in comparison to other New York rap albums of the nineties such as ‘Illmatic’ and ‘The Infamous…’ Well, this week he’s taking that claim further in-depth with a review of the latter. Peep game, or just step.
Don’t front, you know Aaron sat down with another classic during the last weekend. Here’s what ‘Enta Da Stage’ sounds like to someone who grew up on trap rap.
A dozen years before Lil Jon asked “WHAT?” on Usher’s cross-genre smash “Yeah!,” Redman named his debut album “Whut? Thee Album.” Let’s dissect that album for ‘Back to the Classics.’ After you.