|GRAND PUBA ‘2000’|
|Written by tricksta|
|Monday, 29 December 2008 14:29|
It’s the summer of 1995 and New York Rap is running things. One third of Brand Nubian, Grand Puba was responsible for a lot of the killer flows and lyrics on their classic ‘One For All’ album which was released in 1990 and as well as giving the world an impressive debut with his 1992 album ‘Reel To Reel’. This was the turning point for me though, this was an album that matched the qualities of Tribe Called Quest, Show & AG, Diamond D & Diggin’ In the Crates, but had the essence of a jazz or funk record. It includes the massive ‘I Like It’ which was a Hot 97 anthem back in the day as well as some killer tracks such as the infectious ‘A Little Of This’, the brilliant ‘Back Stabbers’ and the title track ‘2000’. Production on the album comes from Mark Sparks, Minnesota, DJ Alamo and many others, and this really is a New York classic. How you out on Mobb Deep’s ‘Infamous’ album and think ‘wow this hasn’t even dated’, you get the same vibe with this long-player. Quality music lives for ever and this is livin’ proof of that statement.
Review by Tricksta
|Last Updated on Monday, 29 December 2008 14:35|