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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
As his first solo release since Westside Connection's hit effort, The Shadiest One was positioned as WC's breakthrough to the major league of rap superstars. The hardcore edge that dominated his earlier releases with the Maad Circle has been tamed somewhat, so he can reach a wider audience. Of course, he still retains his gangsta image, relying on familiar lyrical and musical trappings, but everything's a bit more subdued than before, with mixed results. In the case of "Keep Hustlin'," the slight pop makeover works well, but other times it falls flat. And, like any of WC's albums, The Shadiest One runs too long. On several songs, the music simply meanders ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
As his first solo release since Westside Connection's hit effort, The Shadiest One was positioned as WC's breakthrough to the major league of rap superstars. The hardcore edge that dominated his earlier releases with the Maad Circle has been tamed somewhat, so he can reach a wider audience. Of course, he still retains his gangsta image, relying on familiar lyrical and musical trappings, but everything's a bit more subdued than before, with mixed results. In the case of "Keep Hustlin'," the slight pop makeover works well, but other times it falls flat. And, like any of WC's albums, The Shadiest One runs too long. On several songs, the music simply meanders without any hooks to bring it back into focus. But that isn't a fatal flaw, especially since it's a familiar one, and the best moments on the record are as good as anything he's ever recorded, making The Shadiest One another solid entry in his catalog.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/28/1998
  • Label: London / Umgd
  • UPC: 042282895721
  • Catalog Number: 828957
  • Sales rank: 49,946

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hog (4:24)
  2. 2 Where Y'all from (Skit) (1:10)
  3. 3 F**kin' Wit Uh House Party (4:49)
  4. 4 The Shadiest One (4:26)
  5. 5 Can't Hold Back (3:34)
  6. 6 Keep Hustlin' (3:39)
  7. 7 Just Clownin' (3:59)
  8. 8 The Autobiography (1:21)
  9. 9 Worldwide Gunnin' (3:25)
  10. 10 Like That (4:29)
  11. 11 Call It What You Want (4:29)
  12. 12 Rich Rollin' (3:40)
  13. 13 Cheddar - Mac 10 (4:12)
  14. 14 Bank Lick (Interlude) (0:49)
  15. 15 It's All Bad (4:15)
  16. 16 Better Days (3:53)
  17. 17 The Outcome (2:45)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
WC Primary Artist, Rap
Westside Connection Indexed Contributor
Ice Cube Track Performer
E-40 Track Performer
Ron Banks Track Performer
Too $hort Track Performer
Mack 10 Track Performer
Daz Dillinger Track Performer
Leejon Vocals
C.J. Mac Track Performer
Technical Credits
Ant Banks Producer
WC Executive Producer
Keston Wright Engineer
Carlos Warlick Engineer
Felton C. Pilate II Engineer
Tony Alvarez Engineer
Alvin McGill Engineer
Patrick Shevelin Engineer
Young Trey Producer
Douglas Coleman Producer
Ian Blanch Engineer
Battlecat Producer
Doug Elkins Engineer
Dutch Producer
T. Jones Engineer
Tom Baker Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WEST COAST!!!

    W.C'S ''THE SHADIEST ONE'' IS THE GROUNDBREAKING ALBUM OF THE END OF THE 90'S. PURE WEST COAST FUNK BOUNCES ALL OVER THIS ALBUM. DON'T MATTER WHAT YOU HATERS FROM THE EAST COAST SAY. THIS ALBUM IS A BREAK FROM ALL THAT JAY Z, JA RULE, AND NAS STUFF. I'D HAVE TO ADMIT THIS ALBUM FROM W.C IS ALSO A BREAK FROM ALL THAT SNOOP DOGG JAZZ LATELY. BOUNCY TRACKS= 1.HOG, 4.THE SHADIEST ONE, AND CHECK OUT THE SONG ''BETTER DAYS'' WHICH IS A SLOW HARMONIC SONG THAT YOU'D EXPECT 2PAC TO DO. HEY IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT THE WORLD LIKES, IT MATTERS WHAT YOU AS THE LISTENER FEEL GOOD LISTENING TO. SO FORGET ABOUT WHAT THE SOURCE OR VIBE WRITES. FORGET ABOUT WHAT ALL THOSE NEW YORK CRITICS SAY, AND FORGET ABOUT WHATS ON THE TOP TEN. ITS UP TO YOU TO DETERMINE WHATS GOOD TO YOUR EAR. SO GET OUT THERE AND TRY THIS ALBUM OUT. HONESTLY IF YOUR INTO THAT FUNKDAFIED BOUNCE, YOU WON'T BE DISSAPOINTED IN THIS ALBUM. W.C'S ''THE SHADIEST ONE'' IS EVEN SHADIER THAN SLIM SHADY HIMSELF. GO OUT AND TRY THIS ALBUM AND OTHER ALBUMS. AND MAYBE YOU'LL LEARN TO LOVE THIS SUNNY SUNNY CALIFORNI-AAAAAAAA SUNSHINE.

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