Rap Declares War

Rap Declares War

     
 

Conceptually, this is very strong. With the imprimatur of the remaining members of War and their longtime manager Jerry Goldstein, the group's tracks are used as samples and/or backing for some well-known and not-so-well-known rappers to pay homage to. For the most part it works, because the talent (e.g., See more details below

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Conceptually, this is very strong. With the imprimatur of the remaining members of War and their longtime manager Jerry Goldstein, the group's tracks are used as samples and/or backing for some well-known and not-so-well-known rappers to pay homage to. For the most part it works, because the talent (e.g., The Beasties, Ice-T, 2Pac, De La Soul) is there. However, tracks by those artists have been available on their earlier discs...And the lesser-known material, which also comes from previously released sources, is simply not as outstanding, ranging from the lackadaisical (Too Short) to the doggedly polemical (Brand Nubian). The title track is a new War number and does a great job of stating the band's significance...In fact, this entire disc is fairly remarkable in showing how influential War has remained as a source point for rap, both in groove and social consciousness...

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/27/1992
Label:
Avenue Records
UPC:
0081227104023
catalogNumber:
71040

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Beastie Boys   Vocals,Track Performer
Brand Nubian   Vocals,Track Performer
Latin Alliance   Vocals,Track Performer
Mantronix   Vocals,Track Performer
Mellow Man Ace   Vocals,Track Performer
Poor Righteous Teachers   Vocals,Track Performer
War   Vocals,Track Performer
Nice & Smooth   Vocals,Track Performer
Brotherhood Creed   Vocals,Track Performer
Hi-C   Vocals,Track Performer
Lighter Shade of Brown   Vocals,Track Performer
Proper Dos   Track Performer
2Pac   Vocals,Track Performer
7A3   Vocals,Track Performer
De La Soul   Vocals,Track Performer
Kid Frost   Vocals,Track Performer
Hispanic M.C.'s   Vocals,Track Performer
Ice-T   Vocals,Track Performer
Too $hort   Vocals,Track Performer
Wreckx-N-Effect   Vocals,Track Performer

Technical Credits

Beastie Boys   Composer
Lee Oskar   Composer
Lonnie Jordan   Composer
Thomas Allen   Composer
Papa Dee Allen   Composer
Harold Brown   Composer
B.B. Dickerson   Composer
Jerry Goldstein   Composer
Rick Rubin   Composer
Howard Scott   Composer
Paul Huston   Composer
Charles Miller   Composer
Vincent Mason   Composer
A. Scott Galloway   Liner Notes
Morris Dickerson   Composer
Kelvin Mercer   Composer
David Jolicouer   Composer

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