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All Music Guide - John Bush
Delayed for over a year while Rawkus sorted out its increasingly labyrinthine label affiliations it was eventually licensed to a Koch subsidiary, The Giancana Story proves that time means nothing to one of the greatest rappers ever though Rawkus took it too far when they declared "the game was named after him". Don't call it a comeback because he never left -- he recorded continually during the '90s -- but Kool G's third solo record illustrates the rare case of the hip-hop world moving closer to a veteran than when he made his breakout. What sounded refreshing and genuinely unique in 1990 -- check out before-their-time shots like "Road to the Riches" or "Streets of New York" ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Delayed for over a year while Rawkus sorted out its increasingly labyrinthine label affiliations it was eventually licensed to a Koch subsidiary, The Giancana Story proves that time means nothing to one of the greatest rappers ever though Rawkus took it too far when they declared "the game was named after him". Don't call it a comeback because he never left -- he recorded continually during the '90s -- but Kool G's third solo record illustrates the rare case of the hip-hop world moving closer to a veteran than when he made his breakout. What sounded refreshing and genuinely unique in 1990 -- check out before-their-time shots like "Road to the Riches" or "Streets of New York" -- was becoming nearly ubiquitous by the end of the millennium, and besides slipping in a few more words per line than he used to, the first real hardcore rapper hasn't changed his style a whit or needed to. The opener, "Thug for Life," is as clean a track as any classic golden-age production, but with the type of mid-tempo roll that gets it closer to later hardcore rap. The single "My Life," with Capone-N-Noreaga, is the best track here, the only one with any crossover appeal via a remix complete with talk box and stuttered chorus. Everything else is pure hardcore rap, with all the dark intelligence and heavy venom hip-hop fans expect from a master.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/26/2002
  • Label: Koch Records
  • UPC: 099923847120
  • Catalog Number: 8471
  • Sales rank: 53,240

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Thug for Life (3:23)
  2. 2 Where You At - Prodigy (3:54)
  3. 3 Holla Back - Nawz (5:24)
  4. 4 It's Nothin' - Joell Ortiz (2:34)
  5. 5 Drama (Bitch *Igga) - Bitch *igga (3:15)
  6. 6 Thug Chronicles - Havoc (3:38)
  7. 7 Blaze Wit Ya'll - Jinx Da Juvy (4:35)
  8. 8 Black Widow (4:41)
  9. 9 Fight Club (3:40)
  10. 10 My Life (4:06)
  11. 11 Good Die Young (4:14)
  12. 12 The Streets (3:42)
  13. 13 Gangsta Gangsta (3:33)
  14. 14 My Life - Noreaga (5:09)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kool G Rap Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Mike Heron Producer
Doug Wilson Engineer
Robin Hill Sample Clearance
Max Vargas Engineer
Duncan Stanbury Mastering
Rockwilder Producer
Young Lord Producer
Carlisle Young Engineer
The Ghetto Pros Producer
Amar Producer
Bink Producer
Matt Quinn Engineer
Jaz-O Producer
Frank Nitti Producer
Chris Conway Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Kool G Rap with a solid album

    This album is very good. Best track is "Streets". Kool G Rap spits fire on this album. He picks up were he left off.

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