Above The Law kills each track with relentless flows and spits discussing social issues. Also available in the iTunes Store More by Above the Law. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Cold. Definitely, this is a lyrical album. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Uncle Sam's Curse is the third studio album by American hip hop group Above the Law. it's 2013 now and I hope they come out with another CD. These guys actually laid the foundation for G Funk and were making Dre-like beats sampling Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic before Dre was (seriously- see their earlier "Black Mafia Life" to hear the predecessor to "Let Me Ride" and "F wit Dre Day," mot to mention slang that Snoop adopted during "The Chronic" era too). I really like all of their CDs. They're funky and they hit hard, exactly as they're intended to. AllMusic Rating. Cold 187um serves you with some experimental and original beats drawing upon that G-Funk sound that the Pomona Playas helped popularized a few years ago (Was it Dr. Dre or Cold 187um who started G-Funk? I love the lyrics depicting a brotha getting his mother out of the ghetto and trying to make a better life. 1993’s Black Mafia Life arrived two months after Dre’s momentous The Chronic, and while both are critically acclaimed proto-G-funk records, they’re also a compelling study in contrasts. While Dre furthered his sound on Snoop Dogg’s debut, Doggystyle, the new-look Above the Law took their cues from G-funk’s original source material in the Uncle Sam’s Curse sessions. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1994 CD release of Uncle Sam's Curse on Discogs. Add to Custom List. They take on a social stance on how police officers always assume the worst about black folks, and how it upsets these Pomona playas (hence the slang term for police (one time)). The debate remains) Many of the beats are hella different than the other G-Funk of the time, and some are different period (but in a lovable way)!! Kids gotta start having a mentality of researching the past, because if you research the past you’ll know where you are in the moment and where you’re going in the future. Reviewed in the United States on October 19, 2008. This page works best with JavaScript. ATL really had their shit together for their 2nd album. I'm surprised Tomica Wright Released it finally. An emphatic, flawlessly sequenced and subtly influential masterstroke from an essential rap group, Uncle Sam’s Curse endures as the album that best captures that era — and one that resonates deeply with our own heated times. This was the best they did. Cold. Only negtives I would give is there are too many sections on this cd where there is just talking. Disabling it will result in some disabled or missing features. Unable to add item to List. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. 4:49 PREVIEW Who Ryde. It derives its atmosphere from film snippets and phone calls, staticky newsreels and descending helicopters — tactics used to resounding success on albums by Kendrick Lamar, The Game and YG over the last year. Definitely, this is a lyrical album. But even with these negatives, I can listen to this cd over and over. Cold 187um serves you with some experimental and original beats drawing upon that G-Funk sound that the Pomona Playas helped popularized a few years ago (Was it Dr. Dre or Cold 187um who started G-Funk? 9. Above the Law 's third album, Uncle Sam's Curse, shows the Los Angeles rap crew incorporating some of Dr. Dre 's sonic innovations into their basic gangsta rap sound. Disabling it will result in some disabled or missing features. Lyrically, the album is less pimpin and more political. Reviewed in the United States on May 29, 2007. Above the Law's debut "Living like Hustlers" was an instant classic, still one of my fave West/All/Coast records to this day. The production seemed to lack entertainment, I found a lot of it to be boring. It should come as no surprise that YG's faithful evocation of mid-’90s Southern California G-funk, Still Brazy, has dominated this summer of record heat, gun violence, police brutality and polarizing politics. It is moving when they dropped a line about a mother calling her son her black superman! The debate remains) Many of the beats are hella different than the other G-Funk of the time, and some are different period (but in a lovable way)!! Cold 187um’s impassioned performance recounts a decade in 26 bars, from selling drugs as an adolescent to rescuing his mom from neighborhood hardheads as an adult. They rap about choices in people's lives and discuss the trappings in the hood life and make references to the government as having a part in that cycle, and Kokane adds his moany hook vocals as he does in much of the album. This is one of my favorite CDs, as soon as I received this I downloaded it to my I-Pod. I'm surprised Tomica Wright Released it finally. Cold 187um went on to compile a prolific production catalog and solo career as Big Hutch and in 1999 was tapped to be head producer at the declining Death Row Records during Suge Knight’s incarceration. The beats are different, and a few may take some time to get used to, but they will grow on you and you will recognize Cold 187um's real talent. The facts and fig ures in it are real. The album’s greatest triumph is “Black Superman,” perhaps Above the Law’s finest moment on wax and an essential piece of the West Coast rap canon. Listen to the dude's hella raspy voice as he recites "you don't know why one time's always trippin." They bring up a scenario where a homie has a hot girl in his car and he brags about the drugs he and his cuddies has, and to his surprise, she is an undercover cop, and he is busted. Lyrically, the album is less pimpin and more political. Even after the obvious groundbreaking Dre/Snoop Deathrow products, rivals and former homies Ruthless hit back with really strong records from Mc Ren and especially the weirdness that was the Kokane LP featuring some of the craziest Parliament laced experimentation to the genre. I'm surprised Tomica Wright Released it finally. Unable to add item to List. 01-23-2008, 07:04 PM #2. They take on a social stance on how police officers always assume the worst about black folks, and how it upsets these Pomona playas (hence the slang term for police (one time)). Both KMG and Cold 187um sound better than ever, and they switch to more profound political lyrics, definitely better political G-Funk than what Paris and Da Lench Mob did this year. The single “Kalifornia” turns an unlikely sample from The Time's “Gigolos Get Lonely Too” into a spirited coastal anthem, and Tone Loc, the album's only guest, helps drive the gleefully anarchic “Who Ryde.”. The beats are different, and a few may take some time to get used to, but they will grow on you and you will recognize Cold 187um's real talent. "Uncle Sam's Curse," the title track is prime example, analyzing the plight of the brotha and sista in the U.S. "Black Superman" is definitely the joint here. Classic. With Above the Law condensed to a lean lineup of two full-time rappers, Uncle Sam’s Curse allows more space for KMG and Cold 187um’s distinctive personalities to emerge. Tone Loc steps in with ATL on "Who Ryde." It’s Cornbread Hemp, Some Cannabidiol Related Terms You Should Know, tapped to be head producer at the declining Death Row Records, Scenes from the All Black Lives Matter March, Councilman Herb Wesson on What Replacing LAPD in Non-Emergencies Would Mean, LAUSD Board Votes Against Defunding School Police, Beaches Closed, Firework Shows Banned for Independence Day, L.A. Public Health Explains Why Bars had to be Closed. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Reviewed in the United States on February 14, 2013. Nothing else they've done can meet the standards of this CD. Above The Law kills each track with relentless flows and spits discussing social issues. In Go Mack’s absence, Cold 187um recruited his first cousin Kokane, a longtime associate and collaborator, to assume a more featured role. Stone. Sony. Now RIP KMGs kids can get paid from this classic, Reviewed in the United States on July 17, 2017, Whoaaa....Whatta steal of a deal....I gotta buy another for my stash...CLASSIC ATL, Reviewed in the United States on March 28, 2019, Reviewed in the United States on April 14, 2013. KMG died in 2012, three years after Above the Law’s long-shelved final outing Sex, Money & Music was released. AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine. There is a couple of pimpin type songs though, like "The "G" In Me" with a nice old-school inspired funky beat. Listen to the dude's hella raspy voice as he recites "you don't know why one time's always trippin." The beat is bouncy, and the hook features a wierd, but dope vocal. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. One of my favorite rap albums of all time, Reviewed in the United States on April 4, 2016, One of my favorite rap albums of all time, had it on cassette then burned it off kazaa years back along with kokanes funk upon a rhyme almost forgot about this cd until i came across the japan import. This is one of my favorite CDs, as soon as I received this I downloaded it to my I-Pod. Uncle Sam's Curse was horribly slept on, and thanks to the internet and a much more commercialized hip-hop scene, now everybody wants to buy this one. These guys actually laid the foundation for G Funk and were making Dre-like beats sampling Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic before Dre was (seriously- see their earlier "Black Mafia Life" to hear the predecessor to "Let Me Ride" and "F wit Dre Day," mot to mention slang that Snoop adopted during "The Chronic" era too). When Above the Law debuted in 1990 with Livin’ Like Hustlers, they bore a strong resemblance to their cross-county contemporaries N.W.A; Dr. Dre contributed as a producer, and all five N.W.A members appeared on the finale “The Last Song.”’ The 1991 EP Vocally Pimpin’ began the progression toward a slower, more funk-based sound, sanding off the b-boy edges to emphasize their smoother qualities. hip-hop albums of the 90s and I don't have the slightest clue why. Never appears on any "Top 10" (or even "Top 20"!) Now RIP KMGs kids can get paid from this classic, Reviewed in the United States on July 17, 2017, Whoaaa....Whatta steal of a deal....I gotta buy another for my stash...CLASSIC ATL, Reviewed in the United States on March 28, 2019, Reviewed in the United States on April 14, 2013. I love this CD; it is one of my favorite to work out with. Reviewed in the United States on May 29, 2007. Tone Loc steps in with ATL on "Who Ryde." See all 8 formats and editions. Un gran cd que no te aburres de oir. Don't post randomness/off-topic comments. Classic. The lyrics were, on the other hand, very grounded, solid and realistic but the production was dead weight. It is moving when they dropped a line about a mother calling her son her black superman! "Concrete Jungle" is a little more gangsta with some harder lyrics. Can't beat that bassline on "Concreat Jungle", though. They take on a social stance on how police officers always assume the worst about black folks, and how it upsets these Pomona playas (hence the slang term for police (one time)). Simpson, Hollywood is suddenly obsessed with G-funk and 1994 Los Angeles, which will be the setting of much of the upcoming 2Pac biopic All Eyez on Me and the planned Compton sequel, DPG 4 Life. 2009. There's a problem loading this menu right now. hip-hop albums of the 90s and I don't have the slightest clue why. 6:46 PREVIEW 12 Songs, 1 Hour.

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