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Ghost In The 'Lac
06-03-2006, 05:48 PM
(2000)

IMO a pretty ill album in places. Felt a review was worthwhile. I love some of the beats on here.

1. Intro - skit to skip

2. Genesis - 5/5 -

the beat is one of the most atmospheric and moody beats I can remember even for a Mobb Deep album. No one ryhmes better over a dark beat than P imo.

3. Drive Thru - skit to skip

4. Rock Dat Shit - 2/5 -

Beat is pretty lively ibut it sounds a bit commercial. I just dont like the chorus.

5. What U Rep - 3.5/5 -

Beat is fucking ill. I thought Nore was fucking up this track though with his annoying self.

6. Keep it Thoro - 5/5 -

Classic imo this Alcemist beat has got to be one of the best he ever done. Ive heard P spit better though thats not including the "keep it thoro" part. I like his 2nd verse aswell.

7. Cant Complain - 2.5/5 -

Prodigy produced track its OK nothing special. Its listenable. I dont like twin gambino or Chinky so loses points there.

8. Infamous Minded - 2.5/5 -

Has an old skool feel and of course hes taking the "criminal minded" chorus. Its aiiight, not special though.

9. Wanna be Thugs - 4/5 -

imo Havoc kills it on the chorus and beat simple trademark from him but captures the mood well. Its that pissed off Mobb style perfect.

10. Three (feat Cormega) - 4.5/5 -

Mega rips shit up as usual, he actually shows up P with his verse. Nice piano beat, perect beat for Mega aswell. One of my favorite Mega verses.

11. Delt W/Bullshit - 3/5 -

Slow Havoc track its alright.

12. Trials of Love - 3/5 -

Gave it 3 cuz it has a nice Tru Master style beat. The female MC "Mz Bars" is wack.

13. H.N.I.C - 4/5 -

Nice strings on the beat. P just rapping about how good he is at everything.

14. Be cool skit - just like ironman skits

15. Veterans Memorial - 3.5/5 -

Nice reminisce track about a lost friend. P shows soem emotion on this and shows he has some talent for storytelling.

16. Do it - 1.5/5 -

Dont like it.

17. Littles - just a littles accapella - mediocre

18. Y.B.E - 1.5/5

Nah

19. Diamond - 2/5 -

:W

20. Gun Play (feat Big Noyd) - 2/5 -

Not bad...

21. You can never feel my pain - 5/5 -

My second favorite track ill just put the lyrics here and you can decide for yourself. But this track P was doing this type of personal rapping before Jay Z on blueprint.

Nineteen seventy four, motherfucker I was born with pain
My moms and my pops pass it down to me
So don't talk to me about can I feel yours
Cause I ain't feelin you at all, your pain isn't pure
You cryin cause you broke from the projects
That's not pain, that's emotions, you a bitch
Im talkin bout permanent, physical sufferin
You know nothin about that
You just complain cause you stressed
Nigga, my pain's in the flesh
And through the years that pain became my friend; sedated
with morphine as a little kid
I built a tolerance for drugs, addicted to the medicine
Now hospital emergency treat me like a fiend
I rather die sometimes I wish a nigga O.D.
Beggin God for help, only to find
that I'm all by my God damn self
Ay you can never feel my pain nigga


And the females ask - P, why you always look mad?
Don't mind me if I may come off like that
But see, a nigga depressed, I need smoke
I need me a drink, I'm tryin to stop those
Experience life, through the shoes of me
What you find, is you can't do that, you ain't built for it
The impact I put on this earth
It's like nuttin that you ever seen or heard; so look listen
When I speak, sit up in your seat
Pay attention to the words, cause the story is deep
In and out of crisis, since before I could walk
It gave me strength though, nowadays I hardly talk
It made me cold-hearted, anti, I won't play sports
I barely joke or play games, take it how you want
My handicap took its toll on my sanity
My moms got me at the shrink at like 13
And doctors called the cops on me
Cause I be throwin IV poles and they ignore me
I gotta, try to calm down and breathe
I can only hold it but for so long; put me to sleep
Do I sound insane... if I do, then this here was written for you
Cause you could never feel the pain nigga


Overall then pretty good LP in places much better than most of the shit out now.

TAURO
06-03-2006, 09:38 PM
Yeah I liked this album, people slept on this big time.

Longbongcilvaringz
06-04-2006, 02:22 AM
yeah one of the last dope pieces of material from the HNIC.

4-Bar Killer
06-04-2006, 05:46 AM
Can't Complain and Gun Play was the best songs... Big Noyd always kills the Mobb when he's on their records.. Great album though, but it had some weak spots.. It's the last album before P really killed himself lyrically.. But that was already starting on the Murda Muzik album..

CharlesJones
06-14-2006, 04:58 PM
I was very disappointed with this album. My favorite joints is Keep It Thoro, Wanna Be Thugs, Delt With The Bullshit. I also like the joint with Noreaga. I wish Noreaga wasn't on that song LOL.

baby jesus
06-14-2006, 05:09 PM
This Is A Personal Classic For Me Maybe 1 Or 2 Songs Are Bad This Is A Cd I Can Put On And Not Worry About Pushin This Skip Button. Diamond, What U Rep, Keep It Thoro, Wannabe Thugs, Gun Play, H.N.I.C, Gensis, And Three Are All Top Notch Songs. The Rest Are At The Least Solid.

Panama
06-14-2006, 05:42 PM
The whole album is dope.


But one track that people may not like is YBE. But I think thats dope as hell. Even BG. is kinda raw on it.

b-dolo
08-30-2006, 01:47 AM
H.N.I.C is a classic in my eyes. Proably one of the most slept on albums ever just cause it did'nt move a bunch of units. The album has is it all, nice beats by havoc, alchemist, bink dog, ez elpee, rockwilder, ric rude, just blaze. The guest spots are thoro, cormega, havoc, big noyd, noreaga, and even B.G. kills it. This was the start of the ending for P though, dude fell off hard after this album, I think he just put so much into this album and when it did'nt pop off he just gave up.

ace digi
08-30-2006, 02:15 AM
shit is class dun dun

Sun Tzu, Tha Soul Controllah
08-30-2006, 09:08 AM
classic

InfamousRD
08-30-2006, 04:15 PM
last of the good lyrics prodigy ever wrote

DR. NICK RIVIERA
03-01-2008, 09:24 PM
not that good, it has some dope songs, but then again, I don't like P at all

sarr
03-09-2008, 04:06 AM
great album...you were harsh on the review...alot of those tracks deserved better ratings
album went Gold didnt it? not bad for an indie release

claaa7
09-30-2008, 02:14 AM
^^ well it's not an indie release, it dropped on Loud Records. It's a dope album though, many great tracks coupled with some that are less good but all-in-all most of the joints is nice. "Keep It Thoro", "H.N.I.C.", "You Can Never Feel My Pain", "Veteran's Memorial", "Trials of Love" and others are classic Mobb shit.

3.5/5

J-DON
10-23-2008, 04:40 PM
Nah dont like alot of the tracks on this album 6/10

claaa7
08-26-2009, 08:52 AM
^^ well it's not an indie release, it dropped on Loud Records. It's a dope album though, many great tracks coupled with some that are less good but all-in-all most of the joints is nice. "Keep It Thoro", "H.N.I.C.", "You Can Never Feel My Pain", "Veteran's Memorial", "Trials of Love" and others are classic Mobb shit.

3.5/5

well, been blasting this today and i think i'ma kick up my rating to a 4/5 (or 7.5/10 to be real fair). Prodigy drops lots of tight rhymes on this one and his flow is still real sharp on this one, tracks like "Keep it Thoro", "You Can Never Feel My Pain", "Veteran's Memorial", "Trials of Love" and "Delt With The Bullshit" is pure greatness... nothing really skippable but a few average songs that could been left off.

angry!
08-26-2009, 01:28 PM
i dont like rating albums on a number scale, i either fuck with an album or i dont.

i bought this joint when it came out, and still bump it heavy.. queensbridge was releasing incredible street rap all over the map when this joint came out, and this is an absolute gem!!

great production, great storytelling, variety, if youre a heavy mobb deep fan like me its easy calling this joint a classic album. i love keep it thoro, but the joint i always fucked with the most was "rock that shit". P kills that rockwilder beat, and it was ill to hear him getting it in over some different beats!!

dont sleep on h.n.i.c. 2 neither, its not on this level, but thats a real rap album!! p went in on that, the flow is hazy but the message is strong !!!