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Operation Stackola
     

Operation Stackola

by The Luniz
 
The Luniz's Operation Stackola is the group's most accomplished and best-selling LP. Featuring the Oakland-based duo's only major hit, "I Got Five on It," the album drew attention and admiration from other hip-hop artists, but never crossed over into the pop mainstream. The woofer-shaking bassline and eerie bell-like keyboards of "I Got Five on It" made it a

Overview

The Luniz's Operation Stackola is the group's most accomplished and best-selling LP. Featuring the Oakland-based duo's only major hit, "I Got Five on It," the album drew attention and admiration from other hip-hop artists, but never crossed over into the pop mainstream. The woofer-shaking bassline and eerie bell-like keyboards of "I Got Five on It" made it a hip-hop anthem of the mid-'90s. Since that time, it's been the subject of dozens of covers, the first of which was a reprise on Operation Stackola itself. Nothing else on the album quite lives up to the promise of that hit track, but a number of tracks reveal the group's songwriting potential. Few songs exceed 100 beats per minute, as is true to the Luniz's laid-back, West Coast roots. "Playa Hata" intertwines their drug-laced, gangster trash talking with a soulful R&B feel. The chorus of "Pimps, Playas, and Hustlers" (noticing a trend?) takes a page out of Cypress Hill's nasally vocal repertoire. And the title track starts off with a reggae speed rap, à la Shaggy or Shabba Ranks. There's plenty of filler, but it's still loaded with enough juice to keep the head noddin' for a good half-hour.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/03/1995
Label:
Virgin Records Us
UPC:
0724384052324
catalogNumber:
40523
Rank:
39899

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Luniz   Primary Artist
Shock-G   Rap

Technical Credits

Chris Hicks   Executive Producer
Terry T.   Producer
Eclipse   Contributor
D-Wiz   Engineer
E-A-Ski   Producer
Darrin Harris   Engineer
Shock-G   Producer
N.O. Joe   Producer
Gino Blackwell   Producer
Tone Capone   Producer
Teddy   Contributor
Michael Denton   Engineer
Eric L. Brooks   Executive Producer
Jason Clark   Art Direction
CMT   Producer
DJ Daryl   Producer
Accrraaa J. Pavel   Executive Producer
Knucklehead   Contributor
Michael Marshall   Contributor
Richie Rich   Contributor
Chris Mcgee   Artwork
DJ Fuse   Producer
Gary Husband   Producer

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