Thursday, July 19, 2012

D-Block (Part 2)

We continue with the D-Block by focusing on their debut solo albums.

When I first heard that Jada was releasing a solo album, I couldn't wait for it to come out, and when I bought it in the summer of 2001 (nostalgia indeed), I was not disappointed. It was a little commercial in some spots, but overall it was very good.

Rating- 3.5-4 stars

5 favorite songs- Show Discipline, We Gonna Make It, Put Your Hands Up, It's Time I See You, & None Of Y'all Better

I anticipated this one a lot also, and much like Jada's solo debut, I was not disappointed. Had a few of the skits not made this album, as well as a couple of other songs ("And I Came To...."  and "Daddy Get That Cash" comes to mind), this would be a certified classic, but I'm always going to look at this as "almost classic". Styles P's best.

Rating- 4.5 stars

5 favorite songs- Good Times, The Life, My Brother, Lick Shots, & Soul Clap

This was the least anticipated of the three, but by no means does that mean it's a bad album, because it certainly isn't. I didn't get this one till much later, but it's very good. This album does have perhaps one of the best album closers I've ever heard.

Rating- 3.5 stars

5 favorite songs- Mighty D-Block (2 Guns Up), In/Out, Ten-Hut, Turn It Up, & How Many Guns

The 3rd and final part is close this series out with their later albums and some noticable "more commercial like" attempts at success.

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