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"Confession: I wasn't overly impressed with Dr. Dre's G Funk era"


  

          

For two reasons:

1. My dad was heavy into funk and I saw the songs as not huge transformations of tracks that I had been hearing for years. Its like how a lot of people felt with Diddy produced tracks with hits from the 80s.

2. Some of my favorite artists like De La Soul were sampling P Funk era tracks well before Dre.

I really really didn't put Dre on genius status until 2001 and after that.

Anyone else smell what I am saying?


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RE: Confession: I wasn't overly impressed with Dr. Dre's G Funk era
Jun 24th 2020
1
Never into it. East Coast bias I guess.
Jun 24th 2020
2
East Coast bias for me to the 1,000,000th percent
Jun 24th 2020
13
Deep Cover was amazing.. if only Dre had more of that sound...
Jun 24th 2020
3
"The Chronic" is just a dope hip-hop record to me
Jun 24th 2020
4
Oh damn you nailed it.
Jun 24th 2020
8
I was impressed with Dre, just not the era and copycats
Jun 24th 2020
5
Good point. Everyone tried to mimic what he was doing.
Jun 24th 2020
9
I'm definitely glad I had such a limited knowledge of the source materia...
Jun 24th 2020
6
Very well said.
Jun 24th 2020
10
I can tell you my early Hip-hop history very much had those moments
Jun 26th 2020
20
      that was me with Biz & Q-tip... not realzing some of the samples..
Jun 26th 2020
21
I thought the best thing Dre ever produced was the DOC debut
Jun 24th 2020
7
Yea Dre laced that shit.
Jun 24th 2020
11
I 100% agree with this
Jun 24th 2020
14
RE: I thought the best thing Dre ever produced was the DOC debut
Jun 25th 2020
15
I need to co-sign this...
Jun 25th 2020
17
this is like my favorite era of rap lol
Jun 24th 2020
12
i didnt understand the hate on sampling hits until a year ago
Jun 25th 2020
16
thin line between flipping it too hard and not hard enough
Jun 28th 2020
25
I don't agree with your stance but...
Jun 25th 2020
18
solid take
Jun 26th 2020
22
Personally I Was Done/Tired Of The Parliament/Funkadelic Stuff Beforehan...
Jun 26th 2020
19
Citing EPMD as G Funk is kinda lazy. They sampled P Funk and thats it
Jun 27th 2020
23
Disagree w/Daz, but def agree that Quik & Battlecat deserve more props.
Jun 27th 2020
24
His stuff just makes me wanna hear the original records, personally
Jun 28th 2020
26
Dre's wife filed for divorce.
Jun 30th 2020
27
Perhaps she preferred the G-Funk era Dre.
Jul 01st 2020
28
LOLOL
Jul 01st 2020
31
The letter is about as close to romantic as his rhymes are to poetry
Jul 01st 2020
29
      Yea I was bitching to my wife about his capitalizing of Burning Man.
Jul 01st 2020
33
pre-1999 i preferred Warren G production to Dre
Jul 01st 2020
30
I liked Regulate...G Funk Era better than the Chronic
Jul 01st 2020
32
Regulate .. G Funk Era is fire. But WG can't rap for shit lol.
Jul 01st 2020
34
      ha true....his rhymes really went south on the second half of that album
Jul 01st 2020
36
           Yea it didn't ruin the album or anything. Just noticeably poor lol.
Jul 01st 2020
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                RE: Yea it didn't ruin the album or anything. Just noticeably poor lol.
Jul 01st 2020
42
                     I agree wholeheartedly with everything you said.
Jul 02nd 2020
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Twinz - Conversation is my favorite G-Funk album period son!!
Jul 01st 2020
35
      that album is so good
Jul 01st 2020
37
      It is on Spotify
Jul 01st 2020
38
           Found it! Thanks
Jul 01st 2020
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      Soooooooooooooooooo good. So fucking good.
Jul 01st 2020
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1. "RE: Confession: I wasn't overly impressed with Dr. Dre's G Funk era"
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>Anyone else smell what I am saying?

Ha. No.

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2. "Never into it. East Coast bias I guess."
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Now that I'm older I can appreciate a more diverse range of sounds, but the content keeps me from revisiting most of Dre's stuff. And I just don't like him.

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13. "East Coast bias for me to the 1,000,000th percent"
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I was glad that LA had a sound that most of the country seemed to love but.....at that point (and all the way to this point) it would seem "off" for a NY'er like me to act like I "really" vibed to g-funk.


Sort of like now that I've been in Georgia since 2010 they got a form of sexual R&B (Clarence Carter "I been strokin'" , Marvin Sease, and apparently a WHOLE lot more artists) that I'm glad these southerners LOVE for their own identity, but....I can't pretend to "vibe" to that stuff.

  

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3. "Deep Cover was amazing.. if only Dre had more of that sound..."
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...because the G Funk was corny to me ...Sonically, it was ok i guess, even though groups like EPMD has already gone there years before ..but the lyrical content was not just misogynistic, it was over the top misogynistic ...I'm still a fan of songs like Apache's "gangsta bitch" and Kool Keith smacking his bitch up didn't kill me ..But Dre and the crew was just over the top and that made the experience cringy, especially when there was tons of other shit to listen to.


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4. ""The Chronic" is just a dope hip-hop record to me"
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By all accounts it was Dre and crew just hanging out in the studio, getting blunted and drunk. Sorta structured on the first half, but the second side is pretty much all "freestyle" battle shit (Lyrical Gangbang, Stranded on Death Row, High Powered)

And, you know, I like sample-based production, which Dre was still very much using on "The Chronic." It didn't matter that De La or Digital Underground or EPMD had sampling funk tracks; did used what he used and also made it sound dope.

If anything, he started to sort of lose me around 2001 (not even counting that "Aftermath" album), where the "soul" seemed to lacking. Everything is clean and immaculately mixed, but it doesn't have as much heart.

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8. "Oh damn you nailed it."
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>By all accounts it was Dre and crew just hanging out in the
>studio, getting blunted and drunk. Sorta structured on the
>first half, but the second side is pretty much all "freestyle"
>battle shit (Lyrical Gangbang, Stranded on Death Row, High
>Powered)
>
>And, you know, I like sample-based production, which Dre was
>still very much using on "The Chronic." It didn't matter that
>De La or Digital Underground or EPMD had sampling funk tracks;
>did used what he used and also made it sound dope.

I loved that "hangin' in the studio but still structured" feel as well, 100%.

While I can agree with those saying that the misogyny is a liiiittle much, the production outweighs that shit IMO.

I also appreciate that they worked to recreate the samples rather than just looping them, giving them (Dre & Wolfe) a lot more room to be creative and add layers. The constant business of those beats is what I loved about that era. If it wasn't drums, or the sample, or the "g-funk whistle," or the constantly evolving keyboard (I think ?) going on throughout "Fuck Wit Dre Day," or a voice sample (the mad-laughter during one of the bridges on Dre Day), etc., there was always *something*, or multiple things, going on during every second of every song. I loved that.

And that leads me to ...


>If anything, he started to sort of lose me around 2001 (not
>even counting that "Aftermath" album), where the "soul" seemed
>to lacking. Everything is clean and immaculately mixed, but it
>doesn't have as much heart.

... my agreement with this as well. The beats felt empty and soulless. I still really *liked* a lot of his work during that era, but it didn't blow me away like The Chronic/Doggystyle/et al did during the Death Row era. Too much unused space. And I get that that was kinda the point, like obviously/clearly that's exactly what he was going for. And obviously it worked for him. But I don't have the same love and connection with that type of production as I do the gritty, busy beats of the g-funk era.

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5. "I was impressed with Dre, just not the era and copycats"
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9. "Good point. Everyone tried to mimic what he was doing."
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I remember laughing at some of the weak ass attempts.

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6. "I'm definitely glad I had such a limited knowledge of the source materia..."
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...when I first heard albums like The Chronic.

It isn't that I became less enthused when I learnt more about Parliament-Funkadelic so much as realizing Dre wasn't quite the virtuoso I believed him to be.

Either way, I still think it's comfortably some of the best Hip-Hop music ever made.

  

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10. "Very well said."
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>RE: I'm definitely glad I had such a limited knowledge of the source material...
>...when I first heard albums like The Chronic.
>
>It isn't that I became less enthused when I learnt more about
>Parliament-Funkadelic so much as realizing Dre wasn't quite
>the virtuoso I believed him to be.
>
>Either way, I still think it's comfortably some of the best
>Hip-Hop music ever made.

Agree with all of that. Same trajectory here - I'd have to imagine I'd have been let down, too had I heard the source material first.

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20. "I can tell you my early Hip-hop history very much had those moments"
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Where the hip-hop track introduced me to the sampled music. It took a long time to get the idea of a form of producing as crate digging.


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21. "that was me with Biz & Q-tip... not realzing some of the samples.."
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...and then figuring out "they just looped that and added drums?" ...it was disappointing at the moment, but obviously theres more that goes into it.



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7. "I thought the best thing Dre ever produced was the DOC debut"
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No One Can Do it Better has aged really really well. That's the shit I point too when people come for Dre's head during that era as a producer. That's a incredible album for the time.

Dream with your eyes open.....

  

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11. "Yea Dre laced that shit."
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>No One Can Do it Better has aged really really well. That's
>the shit I point too when people come for Dre's head during
>that era as a producer. That's a incredible album for the
>time.

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14. "I 100% agree with this"
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Probably his best incorporation of live instrumentation that he's ever used; perfectly re-created a whole bunch of breaks on there, and it never feels forced or "gimmicky." His best use of bridges within a song. The production is definitely one of the reasons why I think it's one of the top 10 to 15 albums of all time.

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15. "RE: I thought the best thing Dre ever produced was the DOC debut"
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Been saying this since Chronic came out.. which I loved.. but NOCDIB is in my personal top 10 hip hop albums of all time.

  

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17. "I need to co-sign this..."
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>No One Can Do it Better has aged really really well. That's
>the shit I point too when people come for Dre's head during
>that era as a producer. That's a incredible album for the
>time.

This is such an underrated album, musically & lyrically. Honestly, it's one of hip-hop's best.

I kinda cringe to think about the DOC going full on G-rap if he the accident hadn't happened and he kept his voice.

  

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12. "this is like my favorite era of rap lol"
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At least in terms of production soooo yea I can't really ride with you haha.

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16. "i didnt understand the hate on sampling hits until a year ago"
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or maybe two. when artists started sampling late 90s and early 2000s hits. the thing is there are some songs i like because they do sample a song i know from that era. so i cant say im actually against it. it might be about how much they "flip" the sample but im not sure.

that said, g-funk is still dope.

  

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25. "thin line between flipping it too hard and not hard enough"
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>it might be about how much they
>"flip" the sample but im not sure.

  

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18. "I don't agree with your stance but..."
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I don't agree with your stance but it's interesting Dre is mostly perceived as a musical genius for his sampling but maybe the reason he's so lauded is that it sounded *new* and fresh and innovative to us (music fans at the time). His genius was more that he packaged the music so well. He sold an image of bravodo and cool that was captivating.

Kind of how Steve Jobs was seen as the great innovator of his time but the Macintosh stole its OS from Microsoft and Xerox. And the iPhone's technology was (I believe) created by Microsoft many years earlier. But Jobs knew how to sell an image and an aura and that's why we remember him and not PARC (the division at Xerox who invented the user interface the Macintosh's was based on.).

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22. "solid take"
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19. "Personally I Was Done/Tired Of The Parliament/Funkadelic Stuff Beforehan..."
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Yeah I liked Ohio Players, Gap Band, some Cameo, and all non-popular funk but when I was a kid all my relatives and my friends parents were listening to Parliament, Funkadelic, & Zapp cause it were the forerunners of the funk sound but I got tired of that shit real quick, so when it got old I was glad it went.

When kats sampling it like EPMD, etc. it was okay cause they gave it a fresh facelift to my ears but it wasn't overdone like Dre did it, and that's when everyone from the west was jumping the bandwagon to the point I just was hating on EVERY rapper from the west, east, & south that had even a tid bit of funk in their sound cause they all were trying to sample or even get musicians to play the funk sound.

To this day I can't listen to any George Clinton, Booty Collins, Zapp/Roger music at all, it just gives me a headache when I hear it.

I will say when Jermaine Dupri did Kris Kross' 2nd album "Da Bomb", he did his best imitation of Dre's "Chronic" sound and to me the beats were kind of aight but only on that album, the stuff he did for the Brat first album I wasn't feeling though.

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23. "Citing EPMD as G Funk is kinda lazy. They sampled P Funk and thats it"
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They weren't layering samples and live bands the same way dre and quik was doing it. The groove is different even if the source is the same. I will say Dre is overhyped and people like Quik, Daz, and Battlecat have done way more to be considered "genius."

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24. "Disagree w/Daz, but def agree that Quik & Battlecat deserve more props."
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>They weren't layering samples and live bands the same way dre
>and quik was doing it. The groove is different even if the
>source is the same. I will say Dre is overhyped and people
>like Quik, Daz, and Battlecat have done way more to be
>considered "genius."

I also don't agree that Dre is overhyped. There's a reason Daz and other in-house producers who worked with him didn't do shit after they broke from Dre. And this is coming from someone who loves Daz and agrees that he's prolly a bit underrated. But I don't think he's anywhere near Dre level genius.

Battlecat and Quik tho deserve way more props than they get. And Warren G while we're on the subject. But Quik is a guy who is probably as talented as any producer in hip hop history but who sits in the shadow of Dre for whatever reasons.

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26. "His stuff just makes me wanna hear the original records, personally"
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I'm a huge Parliament Funkadelic fan tho. After that period, I just wasn't a huge fan of his music in general either. People still go crazy over "Next Episode" and "Still Dre" and I guess that's when mainstream truly started to lose me, because I will never understand why those beats are so lauded. Imo, his lack of soul and limitations were exposed when he moved on from P-Funk samples. All the funk, soul, and genius is pretty much built into those. Hell I'll take "Real Muthaphuckin G's" over a lot of Dre's career lol.

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27. "Dre's wife filed for divorce."
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https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/dr-dres-wife-nicole-young-files-divorce-1301103

#neverforget

https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/fs0pw/a_letter_from_dr_dre_to_his_thengirlfriend_now/

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28. "Perhaps she preferred the G-Funk era Dre."
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29. "The letter is about as close to romantic as his rhymes are to poetry"
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I don't know what's funnier, the last sentence or that he was asking his business partners to research Burning Man to buy. (the party he was referring to).

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33. "Yea I was bitching to my wife about his capitalizing of Burning Man."
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>I don't know what's funnier, the last sentence or that he was
>asking his business partners to research Burning Man to buy.
>(the party he was referring to).

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30. "pre-1999 i preferred Warren G production to Dre"
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32. "I liked Regulate...G Funk Era better than the Chronic"
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And I liked I Want It All more than 2001.

Now that wasn’t all the beats - part of it was I just liked Warren’s vibe and content more than Dre’s. Warren’s persona was likable and Dre’s wasn’t. IMO.

  

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34. "Regulate .. G Funk Era is fire. But WG can't rap for shit lol."
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>And I liked I Want It All more than 2001.
>
>Now that wasn’t all the beats - part of it was I just liked
>Warren’s vibe and content more than Dre’s. Warren’s
>persona was likable and Dre’s wasn’t. IMO.

I agree that his persona is WHOLLY more likable than Dre's. By a million miles.

But his clunky ass, horrible rhymes are a turnoff. Wish there was a middle ground.

I Want It All was super fire. I prolly like it more than 2001 on balance, too. It's better front to back. But 2001 has higher highs.

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36. "ha true....his rhymes really went south on the second half of that album"
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He was just seemingly free styling on some of them. Not good. I still liked the songs though.

It’s a shame that he couldn’t get Snoop and Kurupt on that, which if I recall was Death Row’s doing. I liked the Twinz though.

I played the hell out of I Want It All when it came out. Still remember buying it on tape, because my car had a tape player and I still had a cassette Walkman.

  

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41. "Yea it didn't ruin the album or anything. Just noticeably poor lol."
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>He was just seemingly free styling on some of them. Not
>good. I still liked the songs though.
>
>It’s a shame that he couldn’t get Snoop and Kurupt on
>that, which if I recall was Death Row’s doing. I liked the
>Twinz though.

Yep that was all Suge. Wouldn't sign Warren to Death Row then wouldn't let Snoop or Kurupt hop on Warren's album. So stupid. Fuck Suge.



>I played the hell out of I Want It All when it came out.
>Still remember buying it on tape, because my car had a tape
>player and I still had a cassette Walkman.

Haha nice. Such a dope ass album. Production is terrific.

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42. "RE: Yea it didn't ruin the album or anything. Just noticeably poor lol."
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>>I played the hell out of I Want It All when it came out.
>>Still remember buying it on tape, because my car had a tape
>>player and I still had a cassette Walkman.
>
>Haha nice. Such a dope ass album. Production is terrific.

Revisiting. My only complaints:

I Got that - Nah. No Ruff Ryders on a Warren G album.
I want It All Remix. Nah. Drag-On AGAIN? And Memph Bleek? Cmon.
Phats Bossi on TWO songs? “If We Give You a Chance” was so perfect otherwise.

Other than those complaints, the album is great.

  

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43. "I agree wholeheartedly with everything you said."
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>Revisiting. My only complaints:
>
>I Got that - Nah. No Ruff Ryders on a Warren G album.
>I want It All Remix. Nah. Drag-On AGAIN? And Memph Bleek?
>Cmon.
>Phats Bossi on TWO songs? “If We Give You a Chance” was
>so perfect otherwise.
>
>Other than those complaints, the album is great.

I actually was then, and am now, so confused about his Ruff Ryders obsession on that album. Where did that come from ?

And UGGGHHHH Bossi's verse on "Chance" all but ruins it. Like you said, such a perfect song otherwise. There was zero reason to add anyone else to that track. Ricky is more than enough.

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35. "Twinz - Conversation is my favorite G-Funk album period son!!"
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It’s like the West Coast version of Livin’ Proof

  

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37. "that album is so good"
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I looked for it on Spotify not too long ago and was bummed it wasn’t there. I’ve got the album, but downloading it to my phone from my prehistoric laptop is a tedious process at this point.

  

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38. "It is on Spotify "
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Great album.

“So back we go to these questions — friendship, character… ethics.”

  

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39. "Found it! Thanks "
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When I typed in “The Twinz” i couldn’t find them, guess I didn’t realize “Twinz” is the official name with no “the”.

  

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40. "Soooooooooooooooooo good. So fucking good."
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