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All Music Guide - Matt Conaway
Mash Out Posse return with another dose of that strictly underground N.Y. flavor. M.O.P. rely on no gimmicks, as Lil' Fame and Billy Danzenie continue to lick shots upside your head with reckless abandon. Sticking to their guns, M.O.P. refuse to soften their product in search of platinum plates. DJ Premier executive-produced this album and chipped in five slamming, standout tracks. With Primo behind the boards, the results are usually splendid, and M.O.P. take full advantage of his presence. On "Breakin' the Rules," M.O.P. break down the inner workings of the game, chastising those who don't follow proper procedures. M.O.P. and Bumpy Knucks aka Freddie Foxxx put it down ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Conaway
Mash Out Posse return with another dose of that strictly underground N.Y. flavor. M.O.P. rely on no gimmicks, as Lil' Fame and Billy Danzenie continue to lick shots upside your head with reckless abandon. Sticking to their guns, M.O.P. refuse to soften their product in search of platinum plates. DJ Premier executive-produced this album and chipped in five slamming, standout tracks. With Primo behind the boards, the results are usually splendid, and M.O.P. take full advantage of his presence. On "Breakin' the Rules," M.O.P. break down the inner workings of the game, chastising those who don't follow proper procedures. M.O.P. and Bumpy Knucks aka Freddie Foxxx put it down for N.Y. on "I Luv." Primo continues to bless M.O.P. with "Downtown Swinga 98," the third installment of this trilogy. With "Salute, Pt. 2," Guru lends his voice to help M.O.P. take things one step further over the best of Primo's tracks found here which is saying something. Also check out "Down 4 Whateva," featuring an always-on-point O.C., and "Brooklyn/Jersey Get Wild" with an invigorated Treach. "Blood Sweat and Tears" and "What the Future Holds" are a nice change of pace and show M.O.P.'s maturity from previous efforts. One of the few missteps the duo takes is with "4 Alarm Blaze," as Teflon and Jay-Z along with M.O.P. deliver strong lyrics, but the track is less than riveting. Furthermore, "Ride with Us" and "New York Salute" become stagnant and do nothing to distinguish themselves. Primo's contribution helped M.O.P. take a step that was very much needed. His sharp and resounding drum kicks mesh perfectly with M.O.P.'s gritty sandpaper flow. When Lil' Fame and Billy speak, you can hear the pain, anger, anguish, and passion resonate from inside.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/11/1998
  • Label: Relativity
  • UPC: 088561161828
  • Catalog Number: 1618
  • Sales rank: 15,612

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Billy Skit (0:58)
  2. 2 Breakin' the Rules (4:12)
  3. 3 4 Alarm Blaze - TEF (4:29)
  4. 4 Blood Sweat and Tears (4:43)
  5. 5 Down 4 Whateva (3:33)
  6. 6 Facing Off (3:28)
  7. 7 My Kinda Nigga, Pt. 2 (4:07)
  8. 8 I Luv (4:50)
  9. 9 Salute, Pt.2 (4:17)
  10. 10 Ride with Us (4:43)
  11. 11 Handle Ur Bizness (4:14)
  12. 12 Fly Nigga Hill Figga (4:07)
  13. 13 What the Future Holds (3:57)
  14. 14 Downtown Swinga '98 (4:13)
  15. 15 Fame Skit (2:02)
  16. 16 Brooklyn/Jersey Get Wild (4:07)
  17. 17 New York Salute (2:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
M.O.P. Primary Artist
Gang Starr Track Performer
Heather B. Track Performer
O.C. Track Performer
Freddie Foxxx Track Performer
Treach Track Performer
Technical Credits
Jeff Carlisi Composer
DJ Premier Producer, Executive Producer
Winston Phillips Engineer
Eddie Sancho Engineer
Ronnie Van Zant Composer
M.O.P. Producer
David Bett Art Direction
Dexter Thibou Engineer
Da Beatminerz Producer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    A nice addition to the MOP collection

    Tracks are good, and the flow as usual. It shows how MOP has evolved to the force in Hip Hop that they are today. There latest 'Foundation' was well worth the wait! Top of the line!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Real nice album!!

    Once again, M.O.P come out with a rugged and raw album thats absolutely bangin. Together Billy Danze and Li'l Fame have made a good album, spittin some rugged and witty lines with great ease. My favourite trakcs are "Breakin the Rules" where DJ Premier laced together a real nice beat. M.O.P worked great with Heather B to make "My Kinda Niiga, Pt. 2", one of the highlights of this album. The best track on the album, by far, is "I Luv" with Freddie Foxxx aka Bumpy knucles providin a catchy hook. Primo's production is outstanding. This is a must have for M.O.P fans!! Clack, Clack! Salute!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Most underrated album of 98 but, definitely one of the best.

    This LP was one of the tightest album that came out in 98. M.O.P. came thorough on this one. The beats were amazing, one Primo catches wreck as well as the Beatminerz and Laze E Laze. Nuff respect to M.O.P. SALUTE!

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