Livin' Like Hustlers [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
With albums by Ice-T, N.W.A, the Geto Boys, and Eazy-E having popularized gangsta rap in the late '80s, the stage was set for the success of Above the Law. The members of this South Central L.A. group had close ties to members of N.W.A -- Above the Law produced their own debut album, Livin' Like Hustlers, with Dr. Dre, and recorded it for Eazy's Ruthless label which was going through Epic as well as Priority and Atlantic. Though not in a class with Ice-T's or N.W.A's work, Hustlers is a sobering depiction of ghetto life in L.A. Violent, profane, and graphic, songs like "Another Execution," "Menace to Society," and "Murder Rap" let listeners know exactly what life in ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
With albums by Ice-T, N.W.A, the Geto Boys, and Eazy-E having popularized gangsta rap in the late '80s, the stage was set for the success of Above the Law. The members of this South Central L.A. group had close ties to members of N.W.A -- Above the Law produced their own debut album, Livin' Like Hustlers, with Dr. Dre, and recorded it for Eazy's Ruthless label which was going through Epic as well as Priority and Atlantic. Though not in a class with Ice-T's or N.W.A's work, Hustlers is a sobering depiction of ghetto life in L.A. Violent, profane, and graphic, songs like "Another Execution," "Menace to Society," and "Murder Rap" let listeners know exactly what life in South Central was like. The imaginative Dre's input as a producer is consistently beneficial, and he sees to it that the CD comes alive musically. ATL's lyrics would sound increasingly clichéd as the 1990s progressed, but Hustlers shows that at the dawn of the decade, the Angelenos had some freshness.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972388427
  • Catalog Number: 723884
  • Sales rank: 12,595

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Above the Law Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Andre "L.A. Dre" Bolton Keyboards
Mike Sims Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Laylaw Vocals
Total Kaos Vocals
Cold 187um Vocals
KMG the Illustrator Vocals
Go Mack Vocals
Technical Credits
Above the Law Producer
Eazy-E Composer, Executive Producer
Trade Martin Composer
Dr. Dre Producer
Larry Blackmon Composer
Donovan Sound Engineer
Eric Wright Contributor, Executive Producer
Laylaw Producer
Total Kaos Composer
Cold 187um Composer
Big Bass Brian Mastering
Helane Freeman Art Direction
Robby Krieger Composer
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