Even though they manage to slip Ren a dope instrumental, here and there, most of their work is average and mediocre. However, Ren was always a great rapper in his own right, and having to constantly live up to the stratospheric standards of his groupmates may have been his undoing as a solo artist. Jam to handle the bulk of the production load. However, Ren joined the Nation of Islam in 1993 and became inspired to pursue a new lyrical direction. Jam slides Ren some old smoothness that he uses to get his misogyny on.
Fuck What Ya Heard — Ren uses this one to address all the rumors floating around about himself, and to talk random shit. Ren sounds right at home and his booming baritone compliments the edgy backdrop, perfectly. However, Ren joined the Nation of Islam in 1993 and became inspired to pursue a new lyrical direction. Whether or not you agree with the bold statements the three rappers make, the power of the song is undeniable, and it's a chilling statement. The beats are focused to the point that a few sound too similar, but overall it is a memorable listen from a musical standpoint. Dre became three of West Coast hip hop's foremost figures, each establishing his own signature sound, releasing multiple platinum-selling classics, and putting on his own stable of rappers who in turn became influential artists.
All Bullshit Aside — Ren continues his tough guy talk over a Dr. While the first half is enjoyable, it is the second half that shows Ren's greatest lyrical vision. Well, lucky for me, I came across a copy of his full length debut , a while back. The bulk of the production is provided by Tootie and Dr. I was less impressed with Tootie and Dr. He just redirects his aim at the white man instead of his own brother.
Looking back two decades after the breakup of N. Same Old Shit — This was the lead single from , and boy is it a dandy. While every bit the rapper that Dre and Eazy were, it's clear that superstardom eluded Ren because he lacked Eazy's character and Dre's vision. Jam, who create an interesting musical backdrop for Ren's dark verses, operating completely independent of Dr. Despite never establishing his own sound or releasing timeless music on his own, Ren's modest legacy hardly does justice to his talent or his influence. It's effective in that it's a dark and often powerful sound, but it's also somewhat faceless and industrial-sounding. Do You Believe — Can a brother get a question mark, please? One False Move — Ren invites hid buddies Da Konvicted Felon and Dollar Bill to rhyme next to him on this one, with Don Jaguar adding a reggae chant on the hook.
Looking back two decades after the breakup of N. While he does sound a little wiser and more mature than in his N. While I certainly would have preferred an entire album of armageddon raps, I'm sure there were N. While he does sound a little wiser and more mature than in his N. The album moves at a steady midtempo funk with rumbling bass, rough percussion and whiny synths.
Ice Cube, Eazy-E, and Dr. Tootie hooks up a dark and very hard instrumental that Ren uses to discuss the scandalous deeds he commits on a daily basis. The beats are focused to the point that a few sound too similar, but overall it is a memorable listen from a musical standpoint. The album moves at a steady midtempo funk with rumbling bass, rough percussion and whiny synths. . The bulk of the production is provided by Tootie and Dr.
If this type of conceptual material sounds like a stretch for Ren, you're dead wrong—Ren shines as he raps with a fierce conviction. This may sound wrong, but I think I prefer the ratchet Ren over the righteous Ren that shows up for the second half of. You Wanna Fuck Her — Dr. Instead, Ren would bring in a few relatively unknown producers, Tootie and Dr. Fuck Up — Our host takes a bathroom break and lets his crew, The Whole Click yes, that is actually the name of their crew : Grinch, Bone, Juvenile and J-Rocc, take over this one.
However, Ren was always a great rapper in his own right, and having to constantly live up to the stratospheric standards of his groupmates may have been his undoing as a solo artist. Ice Cube, Eazy-E, and Dr. Ren's deep, commanding delivery and sturdy bars sound good throughout, especially over the tough, slow beats. The second half, in contrast, displays the purported influence of the Nation of Islam's theology, portraying apocalyptic imagery and startling scriptural references. Ren does a complete one-eighty as he goes from a full-blown gangster on the first half of the album to a Black Militant activist on this song.
Jam provides a decent extremely west coast sounding backdrop for Ren to vent over. As disturbing as this may sound, he sounds pretty damn good disrespecting women over it. . . . . .
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