Verbals by A to the L
Dilated Peoples – Worst Comes To Worst (Capitol)
Y’all know the deal with this already I’m sure. Long released in the US, this is only now getting its UK release, so expect UK airwaves to be filled with the William Bell sample and Mobb Deep scratched chorus of this certified banger. Bonus on here though is a remix featuring a twist on the same sample, but with added verses from Guru and Havoc. I still prefer the original a little more, but its a nice touch. You also get a dark-ass ‘Expansion Team Theme’ remix by the Creators. US heads can only drool over this…
RATING: 9.5 / 10


Verbals by A to the L
Crisis Center Productions – Volume 1 (Crisis Center)
A three track 12″ containing dirty and clean mixes of ‘The Hurt’, ‘Trick Photography’ and ‘All I Hear Is’. ‘The Hurt’ is a fast paced headtrip, as Undefined rips the microphone up over a neck-snapping beat by DJ Concept. The little Mad Skillz samples only add to the fun. ‘Trick Photography’ is uncannily Dr Dre-ish, right down to the sing-song chorus, while ‘All I Hear Is’ is a rant on the bullshit commercialism plaguing Hiphop today. This latter cut really impresses, as Undefined is joined by Dase and Maximillian Steele to condemn the bling-bling culture. The emcees are hardcore, the beat is hardcore, the cuts by Concept are dope… what more do you want? If this is the standard of things to come, then look for Crisis Center to blowup soon.
RATING: 8 / 10

ARTICLE: 2001’s top 10 albums

2001’s top 10 albums (By DJ MF)

2001 will be a year remembered for a slew of really bad releases that basically followed the pop-rap formula set up by Ja Rule (I’m a thug who just wants love) that were countered brilliantly by a select few releases near the end of the year that redeemed the 2 double 01.

ARTICLE: DAP – The Dap Report Volume 4 : 2001 review

Volume 4 – 2001 review

And DAP Says……
“What We Gonna Do Right Here Is Go Back”

Greetings, Mi Damies y Dillies. This is the Admiral DAPster, wishing one and all a belated Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, a blessed Kwanzaa, and a healthy, safe New Year. OK, enough of that ‘happy, happy, joy, joy’ crap!!! I’m here to take each and everyone of you on a journey… back into time.


Verbals by A to the L
Redman And Method Man – How High Part 2 (Def Jam)
The Blunt Brothers return with a single to promote their forthcoming movie. An incredibly bouncy cut, which features a familiar Toni Braxton sample on the chorus. A strong verse from Meth is overshadowed by an INCREDIBLE verse from Redman, who totally dismantles the microphone. You need this one.
RATING: 8 / 10

ARTICLE: VH-1 Behind the music

VH-1 Behind the music (by Nycestylez)

**following a post on the newsgroup about Vanilla Ice’s birthday, (of all things), Miss Nycestylez came up with the following concept**

Eh, I hear he’s trying to be rock n roll now. He was on the air talkin’ about how all that stuff that he did back then was just him being a puppet for the record label.