6. "My favorite album that year and I got to see him live" In response to Reply # 0 Wed Apr-04-12 07:42 PM by Steve O Tron v2
As great as it is, Fantastic Damage still feels better to me. And the Overly Dramatic Truth is dope as fuck and sounds like T.O.J. part 2, but T.O.J. is just in a category of its own. Whoever told you to stay away from Fantastic Damage can go fuck themselves in all their holes and one entrance.
and the 9/11 conspiracy allusion at the end of "run the numbers" is kinda annoying (although far from the silliest thing i've ever heard in rap) other than that, it's a personal classic.
>What else should I check out by him? I've been told to stay >away from Fantastic Damage...
it's not the most accessible album, but it's great. the rapping's not as good as on ISWYD. the beats are like sledgehammers. think about how "rebel without a pause" sounds compared to other rap of the same vintage. now imagine if the Everything Else did sound like "rebel without a pause" and that was the baseline the bomb squad worked against when trying to make your ears say "what the fuck?"
i don't think i explained that well:
late 80s rap : "rebel without a pause" :: "rebel without a pause" : fantastic damage
fantastic damage is nowhere near as insane as that, but it's in that direction is what i'm trying to say.
it has more of that ineffable "hip-hop" quality than ISWYD. there are more head-nodders.
>but it looks like he has other random singles from >compilations and stuff... > >What should I peep next??
20. "too dope of an album" In response to Reply # 19
i liked it immediately. it's definitely more melodic than fantastic damage, and not a disjointed and disorienting, which repulses a lot of people to his beats. they're both dope albums, but acquired listened for some people. a lot of it is very bomb squad based, though, especially emg, my favorite on the album.
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