Born Gangstaz

Born Gangstaz

by Boss
     
 
Just as fantastical and less forced than plenty of other gangsta rap records released in 1992, Boss' Born Gangstaz is a remarkable album that has gone underappreciated in the hip-hop world. Abetted by a laundry list of reputable producers -- Jam Master Jay, T Ray,

Overview

Just as fantastical and less forced than plenty of other gangsta rap records released in 1992, Boss' Born Gangstaz is a remarkable album that has gone underappreciated in the hip-hop world. Abetted by a laundry list of reputable producers -- Jam Master Jay, T Ray, MC Serch, Def Jef, AMG, Erick Sermon -- MC Lichelle Laws and DJ Irene Moore shrug at a cruel world, claim to not care, drink like fishes, smoke like Cypress Hill, live like thieves, and accord the opposite sex no respect whatsoever. In fact, no one and no thing is given any degree of respect, and it's clear that they've got a death wish. All of this would be met with a shrug if Laws had less-than-remarkable vocal and lyrical skills, but she's just as adept at painting vivid scenarios while riding the rhythms as any of her producers. She doesn't simply flip the gender roles of the average gangsta record; "tricks" expecting to get some end up getting some in the form of bullets. Her delivery consistently sounds collected but set to blast, and the productions almost always complement her detached, matter-of-fact viewpoint. Too bad the answering-machine messages left by Laws' parents soften the blunt impact of this cold, cold record.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/26/1994
Label:
Fontana Def Jam
UPC:
0731452350329
catalogNumber:
523503

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Boss   Primary Artist
Stan Jones   Bass
Redman   scratching
Eduardo Corres   Drums
Papa Juggy   Vocals

Technical Credits

Def Jef   Producer
AMG   Producer
MC Serch   Producer
Courtney Branch   Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer,Mixing Advisor
Chyskillz   Producer
David Greenberg   Engineer
Jam Master Jay   Producer
Rich July   Engineer
Tracy Kendrick   Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer
John Kogan   Engineer
Jan Lucas   Engineer
Kevin Reynolds   Producer,Engineer
Erick Sermon   Producer
Russell Simmons   Executive Producer
Ken Wallace   Engineer
T-Ray   Producer
Dave Greenberg   Engineer
Greg Jessie   Executive Producer
Kevin Renolds   Engineer
Tracey Waples   Producer,Executive Producer
Mic Professah   Producer

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