Rap Declares War

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Dougan
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Dougan
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: 081227104023
  • Catalog Number: 71040

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
The 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
The 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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