Thursday, August 24, 2006

*Part 8... Slept On Hip Hop In The 90's (1997)*

97 was the year Puffy & Master P started there commercial takover of hip hop. That is also the year I started turning the radio off...completely. Here's a few joints that really got no air or video play....but they kept my head ringin though the 97!

Killarmy - Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars
A spin-off from Wu-Tang Clan with a more military mentality. One of the best produced albums of all time with RZa lending a hand. It is a mixture of genres to create a classic East Coast hip-hop feel with violins, bass and piano chords, but the five emcees blessed the instrumental that have to be repeated to fully understand the complexity of the lyrics.Guest appearances include Streetlife, Masta Killa, and the aforementioned Sunz Of Man.

Cru - Da Dirty 30
Yogi kicks rhymes with Q-Tip-style smoothness... the Mighty Ha growls and sings crazily a la Ol' Dirty Bastard... and Chadeeo fills in the rest with clever wordplay. "Just Another Case" w/ Slick Rick & "Live At The Tunnel" w/ Jadakiss, Styles P, & Sheek is the banger on the album. Also features Black Rob & Ras Kass.

Royal Flush - Ghetto Millionaire
This is some str8 harcore Queens shit right here. "Movin' On Your Weak Productions" is my fav banger on the album with that ill sample from Nasty Nas. Production from Buckwild, Da Beatminerz, Hi-Tek, L.E.S.,& Chy-Skillz... Guest appearances by Noreaga & Mic Geranimo.

No I.D. - Accept Your Own And Be Yourself
ChiTown's No I.D. did the majority of the the production for Common's first 3 albums. The beats are intoxicating. His lyrical abilities are average but work well over his soft, jazzy instrumentals.

Teflon - My Will
Password: realhiphop
A Brooklyn protege of hip-hop legend DJ Premier & MOP. The beats are street soldier beats like the type you take to military school... his metaphors and vocal patterns are astounding & MOP makes a few appearances throughout the album. Great street album!

Camp Lo - Uptown Saturday Night
I wouldn't say this is slept on..but i can't mention 97 without bring up this album...I think this joint was in my CD player for 3 months str8!! Sonny Cheeba and Geechi Suede make up a great duo and feed off of each other rather nicely. Let's not even talk about the production, flawless! this is one major thing that Hip-Hop is lacking big time, ORIGINALITY!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmm, links seem to be not responding or invalid...

7:20 PM  
Blogger Crooklyn said...

Yo...i just re-uped Camp Lo...Royal Flush..try back in a few....the DL site is down right now...shouldn't be for the rest..they workin 4 me..let me know!

8:17 PM  
Blogger travis said...

Yup, I agree with you about 97' being the turning point. To me 98-00 were a whole lot worse than whats going on now.

Cru and Camp Lo were both my shit. I loved those albums. Also you got me on that teflon and killarmy, never heard either one, so good looking on that.

10:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peace for this son, only thing is that RZA really didn't lend a hand for the Killarmy joint, he only co-produced one track if i remember correctly, 4th Disciple produced that album, big ups though, '97 was a hot year!! Silent Weapons For Quiet Wars is my favorite album of all time!!

Ps. this is KLord Assassin from NBS Stay up!!

12:34 PM  
Anonymous qnzgrimiest said...

all those album are fire, royal flush is mad underrated, and the produuction on that album is fiiiire, my favorite songs on it are iced out medallions, can't help it, movin on your weak production (my personal and first favorite), family problems, regulate, international currency, and dead letter. that cru album is dark as hell too very underrated, teflon's album is hot too, very hard to find,that no i.d. is fire too, that to me was killarmy's best album,and camp lo are very underrated.

8:30 PM  
Blogger Crooklyn said...

qnzgrimiest thanks for leaving dope comments.....yo a true hip hop head no doubt!!!

8:57 PM  
Blogger Crooklyn said...

KLord Assassin ....whats good son...i just left you a message on!

8:58 PM  
Blogger Crooklyn said...

Travis....let me know what u think of that Killarmy!

8:58 PM  
Anonymous qnzgrimiest said...

another good release u should post up is the doom album by mood. that shit is underrated underground classic,that shit is like goin inside the cave dark.

6:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey, I would love you forever (in a very hetero kinda way) if you'd re-up Uptown Saturday Night by Camp Lo.

9:20 PM  

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