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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/26/1994
  • Label: Fontana Def Jam
  • UPC: 731452350329
  • Catalog Number: 523503
  • Sales rank: 33,121

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro: A Call from Mom (0:47)
  2. 2 Deeper - Papa Juggy (3:59)
  3. 3 Comin' to Getcha (3:30)
  4. 4 Mai Sista Izza Bitch (3:01)
  5. 5 Thelma and Louise (0:57)
  6. 6 Drive By (4:01)
  7. 7 Progress of Elimination (3:12)
  8. 8 Livin' Loc'd (3:37)
  9. 9 Recipe of a Hoe (4:29)
  10. 10 A Blind Date With Boss (1:00)
  11. 11 Catch a Bad One (3:43)
  12. 12 Born Gangsta (3:22)
  13. 13 1-800-Body-Bags (0:35)
  14. 14 Diary of a Mad Bitch (3:05)
  15. 15 2 to da Head (3:39)
  16. 16 I Don't Give a Fuck (3:53)
  17. 17 Outro: A Call from Dad (0:31)
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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
Tony Dawsey Mastering
Dave Greenberg Engineer
Greg Jessie Executive Producer
Kevin Renolds Engineer
Tracey Waples Producer, Executive Producer
Mic Professah Producer
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