Amerikaz Nightmare [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
"Hustle for so long my hands numb/But then I feel that paper hit my palm." True that, for the Mobb are back, lyrically driven and struggling to get back where they belong. If you could jump back in time to before the millennium flipped, when The Infamous was the platter that mattered, you'd swear Mobb Deep were going to last forever. Things haven't been well for the Mobb since the calendar turned 2000, but with Amerikaz Nightmare, things are getting better. Old-school and skeletal raw like G-Unit never happened, Amerikaz Nightmare is a dark album, one you wouldn't want to meet in an alley and one that can make Thomas Dolby sound sinister. Producer Alchemist lifts a bit ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
"Hustle for so long my hands numb/But then I feel that paper hit my palm." True that, for the Mobb are back, lyrically driven and struggling to get back where they belong. If you could jump back in time to before the millennium flipped, when The Infamous was the platter that mattered, you'd swear Mobb Deep were going to last forever. Things haven't been well for the Mobb since the calendar turned 2000, but with Amerikaz Nightmare, things are getting better. Old-school and skeletal raw like G-Unit never happened, Amerikaz Nightmare is a dark album, one you wouldn't want to meet in an alley and one that can make Thomas Dolby sound sinister. Producer Alchemist lifts a bit of "She Blinded Me With Science" for "Got It Twisted," an oddball and trudging return single for the duo. The Twista remix adds nothing but Twista, and if radio can't handle the track's grit, two much better choices are made available. Lil Jon thugs up "Real Gangstaz" like he's never heard of Usher, and Kanye West runs his usual tricks through a brittle filter, making the violins scratchier for the tough "Throw Your Hands In the Air." Prodigy's lyrical skills are always an asset, but he's overshadowed by Havoc, who not only shines on the mic but also keeps growing as a producer. The CD-stuck, clicking beats on "Flood the Block," the jittery touches he lays on "Shorty Wop," the bit of the Eight Minutes' obscure chestnut "Time for a Change" he lifts for "Neva Change" are all smart touches Havoc graces the album with, evening out the Mobb's stern, direct, and dark lyrics with some striking showiness. They've sounded stuck and overconfident before, but this old-school-styled, true hip-hop album finds the Mobb hungry again.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/10/2004
  • Label: Jive
  • UPC: 828765373012
  • Catalog Number: 53730

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Amerikaz Nightmare (4:57)
  2. 2 Win or Lose (3:12)
  3. 3 Flood the Block (2:56)
  4. 4 Dump (3:17)
  5. 5 Got It Twisted (3:41)
  6. 6 When U Hear The (2:53)
  7. 7 Real N***az (4:39)
  8. 8 Shorty Wop (3:33)
  9. 9 Real Gangstaz - Lil Jon (4:08)
  10. 10 One of Ours, Pt. 2 (4:21)
  11. 11 On the Run (3:46)
  12. 12 Throw Your Hands (In the Air) (3:57)
  13. 13 Get Me - Noyd (4:31)
  14. 14 We Up (2:58)
  15. 15 Neva Change (3:55)
  16. 16 Got It Twisted - Twista (4:43)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mobb Deep Primary Artist
Nate Dogg Rap
Havoc Rap
Twista Rap
Lil Jon Rap
Rob McDowell Keyboards
Jadakiss Rap
Prodigy Rap
Littles Rap
Noyd Rap
Technical Credits
Manny Marroquin Engineer
J.C. Phillips Composer
Ray Seay Engineer
Tom Coyne Mastering
Havoc Producer, Audio Production
Daniel Hastings Art Direction
Steve Sola Engineer
Lil Jon Producer
Earl Randle Composer
The Alchemist Producer, Audio Production
Kanye West Producer
J. Shaw Composer
N. Hale Composer
Mike Baker Engineer
Red Spyda Producer, Audio Production
Dragan "Chach" Cacinovic Engineer
Kejuan Muchita Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WOW

    The M.O.B.B. have returned, if they ever did leave. True, "Infamy" was a letdown to some Mobb fans, but this album is sure to revive those fans' spirits. This is straight street, consisting of great tracks. Production is off the chain, and Havoc has stepped his game up as a rapper. Prodigy as always is tight, though he's lost a little bit of the edginess he had on "The Infamous". But he does drop great lyrics on "We Up", the most personal song on the album, where P drops horrifying lyrics. The album is nearly perfect and only falls short because of two weaker songs. "Throw Ya Hands" is a Kanye produced club song, but is kinda a mismatch for Mobb Deep. The Lil Jon produced "Real Gangstaz" is better, but it is the other weaker track, because again it feels like a mismatch. But that still leaves 14 excellant Mobb songs. "Real N!ggaz" is a great club song, with Havoc producing a kinda Carribean beat. "Win Or Lose" has a great chorus and a great beat, with good verses from Mobb. Jadakiss stops by on "One of Ours Pt. 2" and drops a great verse with his usual punchline rhymes. Nate Dogg helps out on "Dump", which is another cool song. And the Mobb's homeboys Littles and Noyd drop by on "Get Me", which is a straight gutter song. "Got It Twisted" and its remix(which features Twista) are both on this album and have great verses. "Shorty Wop" is a bouncy song, but still succeeds. Basically, there's nothing horrible about this album. The Mobb are here to stay and they have returned to claim their rightful through as "Amerikaz Nightmare".

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