Kool G Rap & Necro (Godfathers) - Once Upon A Crime

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With Necro's brand and Kool G Rap's title long established, "Once Upon A Crime" is little more than another notch under the collective belt.

It’s hard to imagine many figures within Hip Hop as influential as Kool G Rap in the late ‘80s. At the peak of Marley Marl and the Juice Crew’s prominence, singles like “Poison” and “Men At Work” from G Rap and DJ Polo’s debut cemented a style and technicality of emceeing that fueled lyricists throughout the ‘90s and beyond. Rappers like Black Thought and Eminem continue to publicly trace their approach directly back to the Queens emcee, and while Necro may have found niche success in his own lane, he has obviously molded his lyrical attack after his current collaborator’s design.

Together, the pair readied this album publicly nearly two years ago with a download that consolidated previously released material from each artist into a long-form mixtape. They announced Once Upon A Crime shortly after with early plans for a first half of 2012 release. While the album is a fair split of Necro and G Rap trading verses, it’s the progenitor of ‘death rap’ and producer Domingo that handle the production across the board. The two rappers coming together for a full album isn’t a completely unexpected move, but the project does carry the odd effect of a veteran tagging alongside a caricature of his own prototype.

Most of the album’s production falls in line with Necro’s penchant for the hardcore with brooding, repetitive loops carrying much of the weight. Even when both are painting violent crime narratives, G Rap’s delivery often manages to maintain its coolness while Necro is characteristically uptight and strained in comparison. Throughout the project’s 18 tracks both artists let off verse after verse of convoluted raps and randomly gruesome references. Necro sticks to his Horrorcore guns with a barrage of violent threats to no one in particular. “Sharp axe up your cardiovascular / Spill your plasma / Smooth like a Jazz player / Blast Slayer,” he raps on “The City.” G Rap opens his verse with the same type of rhymes he helped popularize nearly 25 years ago, adding, “On the verge of a murder way / Burner spray / Mercury tip shit, vibrate every disc in your vertebrae / Viet veteran vest deads all the metal in.”

Unfortunately mostly one-dimensional production and an overly exacting approach to song formation quickly bog down the album. The first eight tracks noticeably find Necro rapping first and the verse-hook-verse-hook formula adds to a droning effect by the middle of the project. Still, the album is broken up by obvious standouts and the first couple bars of songs like “Hustler” and “American Sickos,” which help perk things up. “Hustler” in particular is a welcome break from the benchmark with its funkier bassline and vocal sample. “The Pain” sounds like an early bet for a switch-up given its Soul-tinged vocal sample in the beginning, but it quickly collapses into another sinister anthem. The first single, “Heart Attack,” is as well executed as anything else on the album with its crime drama sound and G Rap lines like, “Walk around in the ghetto, metal heavy as sewer lids / Beautiful view to where dope shooters and users live.” “Omerta” (and later the title track) succumb to the album’s concept a bit predictably with samples that sound like they may have been lifted from The Godfather theme or at least from a similar ilk.

Taken as a whole, Once Upon A Crime strikes the same chord over and over again for nearly an hour. Subject matter and dramatic lyricism aside, the beats only cement a droning effect that sets disappointingly early. Necro’s fanbase will undoubtedly rush to the album as a source of more material to pore over, and for many of them, Kool G Rap will be a vaguely familiar extra. The casual fan or those keeping up with G Rap’s late career output might find a handful of songs worth mining, but without a previous investment in the over-the-top style, listening through is a test of endurance. There’s plenty of clever lyricism throughout, but with Necro’s brand and Kool G Rap’s title long established, Once Upon A Crime is little more than another notch under the collective belt.

248 Comments

  • damn

    this review is an insult to hip hop

  • gutta

    this review is a fuckin joke, makes me fuckin mad. this album is SICK when it comes to both beats and lyrics. love the clean gritty beats! GODFATHERS WITH THE GATS!!

  • Elmo R

    tthey went all out on this cd and the beats range from a good beat at worst to quite a few classic bangers that will sadly get slept on because of the wack era of new hip hop fans these days.the best songs are hustler and once upon a crime but theres atleast 10 songs on here that are worth listening to if u like real new york hip hop with fresh lyrics.

  • Anonymous

    DX gives Yeezus 5 and this 3, you trippin hard and shittin on HipHop with your Ratings!!

  • Anonymous

    5 stars, for the real grimy niggaz.

  • yackes

    kool g rap is a legend, but necro is nothing but a modern day drake

  • tony may

    I'm 43 been down with g-rap since the 80'S so let me be honest his voice sounds too muffled he always rapped raspy but now SMH idk>> but the beat_ IS tiiiiiiiiiight!!!

  • doctah

    jay is the only "caricature" here

  • doctah

    3/5? first and last time i read a review here. album of the year.

  • Splatterfest

    Fuckin classic shit. Dope album for sure, fuck the haters!

  • Anonymous

    necro shouldve approached some ppl for some better beats. some of the tracks sound cheap and outdated

  • nacho god

    damn... too raw for the females!!!!!!

  • The Gold Standard

    3 stars? Get outta here. I agree with the user rating. 4.3/5

  • hardest out

    Kool G Rap is still a fuckin animal on the mic

  • NotABlackKid

    Just what I was expectin from them

  • DUMPERTRUK

    I WAS HOPING THE ALBUM WOULD BE MORE EVIL LIKE HIGH TENSION BUT STILL EVERY SONG IS DECENT ,NECRO SOUNDS BETTER ON SOME SONGS THAN OTHERS AND G RAP REALLY SHINES OVER NECROS BEATS AND THEY BOTH SHOW GREAT CHEMISTRY, TEFLON DONS,HIGH TENSION,WOLF EYES,TRIGGA4HIRE,HEART ATTACK MY FAVOURITES

  • BA

    Like Deck and Esoteric with Czarface earlier this year, G Rap and Necro have created an album that reminded me of why I got drawn into this art form to begin with. Love the beats, hard hitting multi syllable rhymes and the classic mafia theme. A classic.

  • Luis Mendoza

    Incredible album. Track after track of multisyllable bars done by the Legendary Kool G Rap and Necro who in my opinion is very underated. Everyone already knows G Rap deserves all the accolades he gets as a pioneer and true originator of emceeing as an art form along with Rakim Kane, and KRS BUT When it comes to Necro: His beats are phat, his rhymes are ALWAYS Technical, ALWAYS coming correct, He might brutal for some, but so what? Eminem all he talks about is brutal shit. Necro is UNDERRATED THIS ALBUM AND RA THE RUGGED MAN'S LEGENDS NEVER DIE BOTH ARE THE TOP LYRICAL ALBUMS OF 2013 if you disagree? chances are you listen to Cash money

    • dada

      yeah, his production is that 90's real shit. no glossy pretty shit.

    • poppa large

      a lot of people are missing the point with necros production on this album. its supposed to be straight forward. dope beats no gimmicks. if DX gave a 3 cause of the beats then there not seeing the whole picture. theres more to the production then you think! the album is super cohesive beat wise and if you listen to the samples you will see he is smart at picking all the right type of samples to make a project sound whole and have a theme musically. the beats are sort of simple but subtly they are deep in that they have an addictive aesthetic and authentic real hip hop feel. its like he used a basic tried and tested method to make the beats and it worked.after the 3rd or 4th listen the album became way more enjoyable (and addicitve)because it is a smart album.i dont want over produced gimmicky pro tools HD shitt anyways. beats on this are consistent as hell. reliable. track after track. he didnt experiment and use his fans a guinea pigs and thats dope- i go to necro for raw beats. some times less is more! and DIE! doesn't have better production but a prefix for death does.

    • bizzalls

      All you're talking here are the lyrics. What about the beats?? The beats are why HipHopDX gave this a 3. There are only a handful of great beats. Necro's last album had way better production.

  • big ty

    this shit murks everything out.

    • Anonymous

      So you're saying Hip Hop is dead. For example, Vinnie Paz's new EP kills this "great album" easily AND its production is about 1000 times better than anything by Necro.

  • Nick

    5 stars becasue this album is off its fucking head. str8 up

  • QUIKAZHELL

    Dope. and a breath of fresh air for hip hop.

  • franko

    best rhymes and production. RAW!!

  • Franko

    Best album this year, hands down bar none!

  • George Lane

    Jay Balfour I challenge you to a fight. I'll beat the authentic Hip-Hop into you. I'm being serious still. I wanna box your waste-man Rassclart face!!

  • adrian street

    Kool G Rap and Necro Interview (necro is pretty humble) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MH5uBtoXy6I

  • Blame Hip Hop DX Not Jay Balfour!

    It's not like this is the greatest album ever marking this the biggest reviewing travesty of all time or anything like that, but this is way better than a 3 out of 5. I think the problem here "Jay" is that you will say something negative about a "good hip hop album" and give it 3 out of 5 (subpar) but then say negative things about a "bad hip hop album" by a popular artist and it gets 4 out of 5 or maybe even more. So to people who actually love hip hop and grew up with it since they were in grade 3 (im not being sarcastic Method man- tical was my first album)can't help to think this site is biased. One thing is that "Jay Balfour" isn't the only person who reviews albums on this site, so he shouldn't take all the blame. But, if "Hip Hop DX" really thinks that Marshall Matthers Lp 2,Nothing was the same, Yeezus and Magna Carta are better than this album, and this album is on par with 2 chainz based on a tru story, lil wayne I am not a human being 2, nicki minaj Pink Friday (think about that for a second jay), and stand by their reviews,then your site needs an overhaul bra! or sign me up to do unbiased reviews. (i didnt even like the marco polo 2, action bronson blue chips 2 or the latest tony touch and i thought they were going to be fire. so no bias. lol) sorry im posting this twice, i forgot to rate this album. Solid 4

  • the fuckkin easter bunny on acid

    stab you! NECRO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lay down haters. you smell like rotten vaginal secretions.

  • poppa large

    jay balfor: am i retarted? thats unethical language which implies you might be a little challenged. you said some similar things to what i said but half of what you said is biased and subjective and the rating of 3 dosnt make any sense. dont act cocky on the internet kid cause i promise i'm the real deal not some pseudo rap music buff posting half baked flimsy little album reviews on a site that is corny half the time. patrolling your own review like your some naive dumby who thinks he can police it. trying to challenge what people are saying about your weak review. ha ha ha ha. sucker shit. we know DX is shady when it comes to how they rate albums.

    • Adrian Street

      It's not like this is the greatest album ever marking this the biggest reviewing travesty of all time or anything like that, but this is way better than a 3 out of 5. I think the problem here "Jay" is that you will say something negative about a "good hip hop album" and give it 3 out of 5 (subpar) but then say negative things about a "bad hip hop album" by a popular artist and it gets 4 out of 5 or maybe even more. So to people who actually love hip hop and grew up with it since they were in grade 3 (im not being sarcastic Method man- tical was my first album)can't help to think this site is biased. One thing is that "Jay Balfour" isn't the only person who reviews albums on this site, so he shouldn't take all the blame. But, if "Hip Hop DX" really thinks that Marshall Matthers Lp 2,Nothing was the same, Yeezus and Magna Carta are better than this album, and this album is on par with 2 chainz based on a tru story, lil wayne I am not a human being 2, nicki minaj Pink Friday (think about that for a second jay), and stand by their reviews,then your site needs an overhaul bra! or sign me up to do unbiased reviews. (i didnt even like the marco polo 2, action bronson blue chips 2 or the latest tony touch and i thought they were going to be fire. so no bias. lol)

    • poppa large

      yeah this has gone too far. dont agree with you about necro.

    • jay balfour

      you're only proving me right the more you post your "cry me a river" based comments. I just read this and I swear I wanted to repeatedly smash my head against a cinder block until I bled out & died. It's like you just do not get it, do you? When we do our reviews, we do them with the upmost professionalism and stand by our judgment of them. Not every album can be this pristine, magical utopia of a soundscape sprinkled with fairy dust, can it? No. Perfection in anything does not exist. I know that this is an art form, and like any work of art, people perceive things differently when they listen or see something. That's the way visual art & musical expression works.

  • Anonymous

    Love that the true fans are standing up and reppin hard. This is arguably the album of the year. G Rap is as good as ever and Necro brought it. Beats, rhymes, classic 90s themed content, just raw MCing on display.

  • poppa large

    Jay Balfor: you said necro lacks talent which is 100 false. you are very misled. he has technical wordplay and schemes. evokes imagery in the way he creatively descibes things at times. he has decent multi's when he wants to and he sounds raw when rapping. its not emotoinal to assess that mentally, so there goes your emotional theory. the dopest thing about necro (not jocking dude-but hate when people front on true talent) is that he has consistently released raw real hip hop for over 15 years. his production is basically as authentic hip hop and raw as it was in the 90's and he has stayed true to his style or art never changing which i think is dope because i listen to certain artists when i want a certain sound and i really dont want certain artists changing there sound. lyrically he has stayed raw and is still nice with the wordplay. he is stimulating rapper with vocabulary, interesting references, a bit of knowledge subtly here and there and ALL OF JAY BALFORS VIEWS ON NECRO ARE DISTORTED BECAUSE NECRO IS TALENTED AND RELEASES DOPE RAW SHIT EVERY TIME. YOU LISTEN EMOTIONALLY OBVIOUSLY BECAUSE THE CRITICAL THINGS YOU PERCIEVE AND SAY ARE NOT GROUNDED IN RELAITY.

    • poppa large

      that was actually funny. but will not agree with you on necro. i will have to pay more attention to your future reviews.

    • Jay Balfour

      And the "biggest emotional outpouring for an album review" award goes to poppa large. congratulations. you also win a box of Kleenex & a pair of panties so you can tie them in a knot the next time you're feeling bitchy. now get the hell off of my stage.

  • BODYBAG PAT

    5/5! This albums fucking amazing. Drake n all the new school rappers are all buttpirates. This CD IS amazing to box too. If yoi hate Necro id fucking kill you

  • wow

    Any reason why you're criticizing Necro and KGR for having "repetitive material" but you don't say the same thing about the Machete Mode album by Esoteric and Stu Bangas?? That shit is just as repetitive, a lot of his beats sound the same!

  • AR

    Can we delete the trolls from here? Lol. Still playing this album by the way.

  • Anonymous

    None of these two east coast losers sell records like Drake or Lil Wayne. Nor do they have as many followers on Twitter! Swag and Young Money for life! All you old school east coast fucks need to step aside and retire like these overrated legends need to do! Lol

  • George

    JAY BALFOUR YOU ARE A FAGGOT I'M GONNA COME ROUND YOU HOUSE AND JUMP ON YOUR MUMS HEAD!!!!

  • AAA

    I guess this album doesn't have enough swag otherwise it would not only get a great review but it would get on the radio. You swaggots don't know what real art is.

  • Anonymous

    Newschool shit is the reason why this album isn't high rated. Fuck y'all KGR is the best, and Necro is a beast

  • jukka

    dull beats...not only old fashioned but like 1980 rock'n'roll band. both mcs rhyme are right. should be taken by some other producers.

    • jukka

      sigh...U guys don't understand it. what's "bangin" & "old school" beats iy you'd say so? Nine, Smoothe da Hustler, Strckly Roots...etc...those I expected on this at least. compare the REAL solid beats. Necro's drum machine should be updated.

    • anonymous

      MY bad AR..i agree with you completely..its JUKKA thats the person who killed hiphop

    • anonymous

      i fuckin hate people like u AR u are the kind of person that killed hiphop..u basically described a classic album..but u want producers...lets just get mike WILL on some KGR...fuck off

    • AR

      Umm that was the point. It's an old school style gangster album. East coast style with hangin beats and hard rhymes. That's what hip hop is about. Not corny hooks and making songs just for females and easy record sales.

  • bizzalls

    So, THIS gets a fucking 3, but Eso and Stu get a 4?! FUCK THIS SHIT. If Eso and Stu got a 4, it's mainly due to Eso NOT Stu. Stu needs to step his fuckin game up if he wants to be considered a top notch producer. At least this shit is better than the DWG album. That was horribly average! This album is better than theirs.

    • raw dogz

      everything you said was false . DINK!

    • narcotik

      no Necro cant fucking rap and thats it.........the man can make a beat but he needs to put down the mic because it hurts my fucking ears.....he rambles, makes no sense, and is off tempo like a motherfucker to the beat.......i mighta took this seriously if necro was only producing it

    • Frank Nitty

      Wow you have a hard on for that dude. Sounding personal. And you sound like a faggot

  • AR

    Don't feed the trolls. They're just desperate for attention. The first album he probably heard was Soulja Boy Tell Em. They're not gonna understand art and creativity, not to mention that Kool G Rap is arguably the GOAT. That "swag rap" metrosexual shit is nothing but flavor of the month shit. Three years from now, Drake will just be remembered for Degrassi. And when that dies out, this swaggot will look for a new star who's dick he can hop on.

  • OnePointNinety

    In the early 80's, the Gay-Community in San Fran made flyers for party's, lettered "S.W.A.G.", secretly we are gay. Is it what you and the fools of your type represent? No discrimination, but what does that have to do with hip hop? fail

  • Anonymous

    Drake's swag is all that matters! YOLO. Young money for life!!!

  • OnePointNinety

    Drake is nothing but a poor r'n'b singer. why do you read this review if you don't give a fuck about hip hop. I have never read a Drake album review and I never will, you'd better stop fuck with us old ass fools you swag-dummy. you just got deflowered

  • Anonymous

    Old ass fools. It's all about Drake's swag in this place and his money. Fuck that old school east coast shit.

  • Pacewon

    Man Necro outdid himself this time son this is a a sick album Kool G Rap did his thing as always no doubt

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  • Anonymous

    Yeah this website has started to lose credibility. It's just turned into a pop rap haven. The albums that get the good reviews are the ones that talk about swag, money, and women. Lil Wayne, Drake, and Kanye West are the ones that get all the coverage too. This is bad.

  • OnePointNinety

    If I would write reviews here I would get fired for real. Getting a promotion for sucking is not what I am looking for.

  • Anonymous

    Guess what yall, this review just got 145 comments! For all of your bitching, Jay Balfour isn't getting fired, he's getting a promotion! Some hate to love it others love it to hate.

    • HipHopDX Editor-In-Chief

      Yes, getting people to this site is all we are concerned about. We would write a negative review on The Bible if it brought people to our website. Pissing off little butt-hurt old-school indie rap nerds such as yourself is the very least of my concerns as the HipHopDX Editor-In-Chief. Here's a cool new website you can check out: http://www.xnxx.com/video202029/ava_devine_eats_a_cum_filled_burrito

    • adrian street

      I'm not saying that this album pushes the envelope or the genre further but there's a community of people who still enjoy actual hip hop and thought this site was the home for us. Reviews are personal opinions and jay balfour is entitled to that, but with reviews like this, the site loses credibility. so if 145 comments is what you are aiming for then power to you, because the number of people coming to this site for credible unbiased hip hop reviews will severely drop. in fact... Does anybody know of a good website that has release dates for upcomming hip hop albums?

  • adrian street

    i gotta stop checking this site for reviews. it gets worse every time. i remember kind of going on a rant on this site when magna carta/ yeezus/ nothing was the same/ and marshall matthers lp 2 were reviewed. All highly overrated. Now we are presented with this review. severely underrated. i think this site is biased to certain "mainstream" artists who present themselves as "lyricists" but are not (jay-z and eminem used to be lyrical). so people like wale, j cole, kanye, jayz, eminem, drake, lil wayne, big sean, lupe fiasco etc. These artists will always get the benefit of the doubt no matter how garbage their albums are. these are the rappers (minus TDE who are actually decent) that hiphopdx holds in the highest regard and the quality of their content is irrelevant. they will always get more than what they deserve and true hip hop artists will continue to get the shaft, thus having to make trendy music to get some kind of recognition (which kills hip hop). this album is a solid 4/5 . When eminems album dropped, this site was full of news regarding him. everyday this site found a new story about eminem to report. the hype on this guy from this site was crazy, then when you listen to the album its like "are you for real?" then you look at the review and it points out most of its missteps (not all) but then it gets a 4/5. everybody here know's thats not a 4/5. everybody here probably doesnt even listen to that album anymore. now in this review, he says that necro raps first in most of the songs. correct me if im wrong, but didnt prodigy from mobb deep and sticky fingaz from the onyx always spit last? so lets give those classic albums less ratings because of their song structure. this guy doesnt like all of the beats on the godfathers. correct me if im wrong, but arent all of the beats on this album better than any beat on MMLP2 ? tell me this site is not biased...

  • Anonymous

    Jay Balfour I must say that this is absolutely POOR. Maybe you came up in a different generation and to you hip hop is something different than boom bap. Because there's a lot of albums that are not even half as good as this and this site gives them 4s and 4.5s with lyrical content consisting of swag, money, women, drugs, cars, and club life... It just puts the credibility of this website into question. Kanye's last album was absolute trash and it got a 4.5 am I not mistaken? Drake got a 4? His shit was more hype than anything. Really bad, HHDX, really bad. Anyhow, for this project, "Gangsta" is the only song I wasn't really feelin, but the rest of it is absolute QUALITY. Bangin production, great rhyming, especially from G-Rap who is always on point. Necro holds his own on the raps too. Some of his verses are punched in instead of rapped all the way through and that gets annoying sometimes, but nonetheless he has a good flow and voice. 4.5 is a fair rating. A possible future classic.

    • Jay Balfour

      I absolutely agree with you...to a certain extent. I'm sorry, but I'm going to have to put my foot down when I say that this album was decent & that not every underground artist is better than a mainstream one just because of content, lyrical ability, etc. PERIOD. There are some shitty underground rappers, too.

  • OnePointNinety

    Dear Jay Balfour. You are surely one of these guys who writes positive criticism for a new Kendrick Lamar or Lil Wayne album, so I cannot take your post seriously. For me it is irritating to read comments like: "the project does carry the odd effect of a veteran tagging alongside a caricature of his own prototype." Jay, have you heard what Necro says about Kool G.? He admits that Kool G. inspired him, that he was and is a prototype to his aggressive style. I do not know who inspired Lil Wayne to his excruciating rap-style, but would he ever have nuts to add enthusiasm to someone like Kool G.? I do not think so Jay. Aside from that Necro is the last producer along with a small number of producers who produces beats that makes your head bump, now ask Kool G., he will tell you the same thing. In contrast to you I cannot imagine Kool G. Rap making an album produced by Mr. Bangladesh or T-Minus. But that would probably persuade you to write a positive criticism. Poor

    • Jay Balfour

      Are you one of those hipster fruits who listens with his heart rather with his mind and his ears? Do you think that because I gave an honest assessment of this album that I adore and worship Lil Wayne? Seriously, get this through your head: I do not find Necro's rhyming ability or his beats impressive. Kool G Rap on the other hand? Great, legendary man. It's such a shame that he had to subject himself to Neckfat's lack of talents. No matter what you say, no matter how many times you listen emotionally, I WILL NOT CHANGE MY VIEWPOINT. That is all.

  • poppa large

    nobody cares if you want to ramble on with your one sided negative views on necro Jay Balfour. Dope album-4/5. only weaknesses are the same song format on most tracks with necro starting most tracks and they only drop 1 verse each on every song. the production does get a bit repetitive since necro uses the same beat formula on most songs. the song "gangsta" is cheesy, some of necros rhymes are a bit lacking and its annoying that he punches in every few bars rather than rapping the verse all the way through like a rapper should.

    • poppa large

      jay balfor: retarted no and thats unethical language which implies you might be a little challenged. you said some similar things to what i said but half of what you said is biased and subjective and the rating of 3 dosnt make any sense. dont act cocky on the internet kid cause i promise i'm the real deal not some pseudo rap music buff posting half baked flimsy little album reviews on a site that is corny half the time. patrolling your own review like your some naive dumby who thinks he can police it. trying to challenge what people are saying about your weak review. ha ha ha ha. sucker shit. we know DX is shady when it comes to how they rate albums.

    • Jay Balfour

      Are you retarded? I basically said the exact same thing you just did, only I wasn't "hating"; I gave it a listen & just didn't find it interesting. Even underground rappers can have flaws too, you know?

  • truestbraj

    whoever wrote this review should be fired

  • Anonymous

    Of course the young kids today will talk about "But we wanna hear about swag and money." Gotta wonder if they're closet homos. Regardless this is a classic. Deserves a 5. Kool G Rap still out spits this new generation of fag swag rappers and Necro is underrated and makes that raw east coast sound that the game needs. This is timeless stuff.

  • TMONEYMURDER

    best ever only faggots disagree

  • Anonymous

    Seems we got some haters. Probably Internet trolls or Male Drake groupies who fantasize about him in their dreams. Anyhow, classic album. Bangin beats, tight rhymes, and classic gangster themes. Kool G Rap is the GOAT and Necro did his thing.

  • Anonymous

    Seems we have a few haters. Of course m

  • poppa large

    NECRO is ill g rap is a lyrical alien drake wears makeup, cuddles with boys and takes viagra when with women

  • poppa large

    you forgot the but plugs.

  • Anonymous

    Fuck y'all east coast old fucks. It's all about Drake in this bitch. He's go money, swag, bitches, and a condo down in Biscayne. He's the best.

  • KiLa KaS

    This ish iz DOPE! Thank U G Rap N Nwcro for bringing some official NYC Rap Ish!...... 4 stars mos def...

  • Ash

    I haven't heard good gangster rap in ages, this album is hot. The radio is filled with bubble gum rap bullshit, that every one forgets about gangster rap. This shit is 5/5. Necro is always on point with his production. Can't beat Kool G's multi syllablistic rhyme schemes.

  • Anonymous

    I gave this shit a 5 five. Fuck all yah haters get off lil waynes dick. He will never be gangster, drake is good but he's not the best. Kanye West his album sucked ass. Ask the Rza he said his beats are trash. All these mainstreamed niggaz are wack. Necro & Kool G Rap forever, Bonethugs & harmony forever, wutang forever, Eminem forever, kdot forever Dr dre forever, PLR forever niggaz real hiphop. The game forever. Fuck all you new wack artist. If you ain't a lyricist and you got wack ass Sesame street nursery rhymes kill your self you bum ass leotard lepoard tight ass pants pansy bitches. This is Hiphop there is no place for that gay rap here. Fuck illuminati.

  • Anonymous

    Necro & kool G rap are them niggaz. Fuck that wack ass hiphop that you listen to. This ain't that gay hiphop. This is that gangster shit. From Queens to Brooklyn. NYC Stand up.

  • anon

    Honestly I never comment .. But this rating is way off.. How the hell can you give this a 3? Shit is raw with rhymes and beats are hard! Whoever gave this a 3 needs to loosen them skinny jeans, get the dicks are your ears and start listening to some real hip hop!

    • Jay Balfour

      "Subject matter and dramatic lyricism aside, the beats only cement a droning effect that sets disappointingly early. " _That's how

  • McCooligan

    Love the simple production, none of the convoluted symphonic trash that seems to have taken over popular hip-hop in the last few years. Tight rhymes, G-rap, what more could you want.

  • Anonymous

    A must have for Underground hip hop heads

  • cinavenom

    These fools will never understand street shit.

  • tim

    this album is an straight up street classic.

  • TyphoonGoon

    This person tells the truth: The Kiiid: HAHAH. Yooo People seriously hate Necro! lol, Alll yall Necro Dissers are a bunch of Soft Hearts who find his shit too offensive to vibe wit :( Technically Necro is easily one of the illest modern hip-hop artist... regardless of WHAT hes saying...HOW he says what he says is what all true hiphop heads should take notice of, G-Rap did... If you deny that then your clearly judging his lyrics with your heart...not your head.. and therefore have NO business opening your faces in regards to anything having to do with real hiphop. And also this person: "Yup. This review is absolutely ATROCIOUS. How can we take this seriously when Kanye and Drake get good reviews and they're both corny as hell. Their music is just silly and dudes are on the dick like some groupies." And this person: "Imo, 3 stars (3.5 would be fair tbh) is a pretty accurate rating, but of course there are alot of albums here with the same or even grater rating and are way worse." THe Hip-Hop Heads have spoken and its 4.0 Hip-Hop DX, yall fucked up....

    • TyphoonGoon

      Jay, I do Respect your opinion and all but the major criticism I have with HHDX's rating for this Album is this: lately yall have been setting a quite higher standard in terms of judging mic skills and lyrics for artists who are relatively unpopular/under-the-radar/Underground compared to those who are more well recognized! It seems almost impossible for a non-mainstream artist to get a higher score than 4 here.... I'm not going to extensively nitpick so these examples will suffice: Yeezus: Production is great but its really not all that innovative (recycled synths, experimental nonsense), people are interpreting Kanye's statements/messages as far more profound than they actually are, and the lyricism was mediocre at best. Jarring and uncomfortable, yeah yall must be referencing "On Sight" "Hold My Liquor" and "I Am A God" which are nearly Trash! This Album had very little cohesiveness. 4.5??!! Eminem (Marshall Mathers LP 2): So yall really think that his rhymes were generally unimpressive, the concepts were stale, and a lot of the Production was crude and inconsistent but it still gets a 4?! wtf that doesn't make sense a rating of 3 should have coincided with the review

    • Anonymous

      Stick to your bubblegum rap Jay

    • Jay Balfour

      How is that telling the truth? Enlighten me in your own words, not some copied & pasted heavily, emotional plea from some HHDX prick who's sensitive feelings get hurt every time a legendary artist a lower rating than a current artist. Sorry to say this, but as great as Kool G Rap is, he has to pick up most of the slack that is known as Necro. The production was horrid, and so were Necro's rhymes. Absolutely horrible. Like listening to someone scratching their nails on a chalkboard; I can only take so much. Just because you're an underground artist doesn't mean you're automatically better than a mainstream artist due to your genre.

  • Anonymous

    Most of the Production is Spectacular D: G Rap's rhymes are sharp as ever. That Real Gritty shit.; even while many of Necro's rhymes are delivered awkwardly (bars on paper>bars spit) On the other hand, he does spit well lyrically on a handful of these tracks. "The Pain" and "Omerta" actually show him laying down precisely executed rhymes (its all about timing and word groups). Essentially if you take Necro out of the equation, this would be incredible but its still a Brilliant Album 8.5/10!! Top 10 this year for Hip-Hop for sure Can't believe that more than a few HIP-HOP HEADS ARE HATING ON THIS. Respect to the G's who actually know what Real Hip-Hop is and took the time to analyze this Album unbiasedly... This makes me want to cry; fuck yall!! So I'm clicking 5 stars even tho its closer to 4 Best Tracks (All Bangers): Trigga 4 Hire, Gangsta, Unsub, Omerta, Crook Catastrophe & The Gunblast Kid, The Pain, Hustler

  • CooloutAC

    Not many albums are this Gangster and Murderous from front to back with bodies dropping everywhere. Nothing but straight Killer rapid shot Flows, as expected, that embarrasses your favorite MC. What we called "Skillz" back in the days. Not everyone can rap imo. Cadence trumps all in my book. Its all about FLOWS, and these are two of the greatest masters of the game. Necro is a pro on the production as expected with a real nice variety of ill beats. Some real bangers on here... Fuck all you haters... Listening to RNB when your with a bunch of dudes, or listening to some pop club joint when your by yourself makes you a phony fag. This is hip hop, not that wannabe straw chewin country music you listen to that my grandparents can imitate. NYC Stand UP!

  • DV

    This album is a 5 IMO. Bought it a few days ago and its been non-stop replay value. Necro stepped his game up and complimented the project as well as could be expected, bring the beats and the hard rhymes, and G Rap is still arguably the GOAT. This is incredible.

  • Anonymous

    The Album Is Lacking..Like It Seem Like Kool G Is Carrying The Project When It Comes To Verses..Production Wise It's Good..My Head Bobbin To It..It's Just Necro..I Can't Get Into Him..It's A 4 For Me Just On The Strength Of Kool G

  • Anonymous

    Forget the haters. This is flawless. Great lyrics and great beats. That's that real rap.

  • JD

    disgusting art work for an album cover so disrespectful.. G rap must have been desperate doing this album smh

    • nestle

      You're pretty stupid. G Rap and Necro have been pretty tight for a while now. And if you wanna be ignorant and get offended by an artwork then that's a little pathetic. Grow up.

  • patparazzi

    Once Upon A Crime is a must have

  • pete

    shit's dope you haters...what did you expect??

  • Anonymous

    Kool G Rap has still got it and Necro is unfairly hated on. Those that say he's corny probably like Drake or Lil Wayne. Album is a banger.

  • adillyo

    Only heard a couple tracks but I'm voting 5 because this album should not be under a 4

  • adillyo

    Time to get this up to a 4 average. Keep the REAL reviews comin

  • Los

    Album is dope as fuck. Too many fuckn haters not giving Necro his respect for his lyrical and beat making abilities. I guess people love their electronic sounding beats too much because the beats are smooth, simple, and easy to verbally molest.

  • Anonymous

    Yup. This review is absolutely ATROCIOUS. How can we take this seriously when Kanye and Drake get good reviews and they're both corny as hell. Their music is just silly and dudes are on the dick like some groupies. G Rap and Necro have just created one of the best albums of the year.

  • Hip Hop is officially dead

    shitty review..

  • The Kiiid

    HAHAH. Yooo People seriously hate Necro! lol, Alll yall Necro Dissers are a bunch of Soft Hearts who find his shit too offensive to vibe wit :( Technically Necro is easily one of the illest modern hip-hop artist... regardless of WHAT hes saying...HOW he says what he says is what all true hiphop heads should take notice of, G-Rap did... If you deny that then your clearly judging his lyrics with your heart...not your head.. and therefore have NO business opening your faces in regards to anything having to do with real hiphop. fuckin wemen lol. bigups to G-Rap & Nec this shit is a BANGER and well worth the wait.

  • Jeff Mont

    Overall I'm going to have to give this a 2. I'm not quite sure why this collaboration had to happen, but it did, and the results were subpar all around.

  • Anonymous

    Dope album. Even if it's. It a classic, it's still better than the majority of crap that gets high reviews like Drake and Lil Wayne.

  • Sacever Zap

    Imo, 3 stars (3.5 would be fair tbh) is a pretty accurate rating, but of course there are alot of albums here with the same or even grater rating and are way worse. I think this album is actually enyoable, but it just gets really boring after a few songs, espeacially Necro. Kool G is nice till the end, but what's the point of skipping half the songs to actaully like it. Same prodcution, shorter lenghts, less or no Necro (yes, I'm jumping on that bandwagon) and this would be a very dope album.

  • Har-magedon, G.O.D.

    PEACE G. Rap, street-hop all day, we need more of this; Necro? mehh PEACE

  • Anonymous

    Blu is underground, Odyssey is underground, Afu-Ra is underground, Main Flow is underground, Ruste Juxx is underground, King Magnetic is underground, Decay is underground....Necro is just wack as a rapper.

  • john doe

    Great album. HiphopDX editors may be must learn how to type titles. The other post regarding the album we see a typo - One upon a crime...smh

  • fiend

    there you have it folks. the fans have spoken 4/5. dx gave it a 3 but they have little credibility anyways.

  • Wigga

    Punk ass wigga wigga....dope shizzle etc etc

  • KillaSkrilla

    Thought it was a great album. Definitely worth the money... "Hustler" was my favortie track, "Trigga 4 Hire" too, reminded me of some old Gory Days shit mixed with G Rap on some Mob type shit. There was alot of great tracks on the album and definitely need to listen to it again with the booklet to catch all the rhymes. You aint gotta like Necro or G Rap...But anybody that denies this is a dope album dont know shit about hiphop, and the type of nigga that sleeps with the lights on after watching "Goodfellas"...

    • Anonymous

      Yeah reminds of Kimmy's comment about the so-called wiggers in that Wire episode, you know the Caucasian cats imitating the bop et al, acting ''hood'

  • KillaSkrilla

    Why is so many people hating on Necro and in the same breath sucking Eminems dick? Is it a bandwagon thing? Or are people just retarded?

    • Anonymous

      Fuck you, fuck Em, Fuck Necro and you don't fucking know what scrilla is, just like that poppa large fruit, y'all cats have no regionial affiliation just many probably wear Khakis with Nikes and practice throwing your sets up and saying turn up and saying son at the same time; all confused and shit.

    • Anonymous

      Or some people just doesn't have the same taste as you do.

  • top of the top

    crazy nice album. beats: 4.5/5 G raps lyrics/vocals:5/5 necros lyrics/vocals:4/5 replay value:5/5

  • Anonymous

    http://legitmix.com/EPCWA/artist/16409/Section/mix/13569

  • skinny

    Shout out to anyone who releases an edited version with just G Rap.

  • Anonymous

    just listen. fucking dope album

  • Armando

    Lazy ass review. You can tell the reviewer didn't really listen to this. He'll never know what he's missing out on. Classic material.

  • Anonymous

    Can't wait to get the physical copy. Heard this front to back and it is a banger. Potential classic.

  • paul

    the album was fire. Necro and Kool G. Rap got a motherfucking banger in their hands.

  • Anonymous

    This isn't soft enough for the Wayne and Drake groupies. They'd rather hear about "swag" and have and have their eyes on how "popular" an artist is plus his wallet. Bunch of female groupies y'all are. Be embarrassed. This shit is a banger. This and Czarface are the albums of the year.

  • Anonymous

    Moreover, who the fuck does he scare? fuck a pudgy fat bastard, scares who? maybe his fucking kids or you, since you sound butthurt and naming yourself after one of Kool Keth's alter ego doesn't meant you know shit about this culture of ours, fucking fruit.

  • Anonymous

    Fuck outta here with that bullshit praise of Necro's so-called skills, every fucking line is telegraphed, fuck all that he is 'underground' shit, garbage is garbage, Kanye dropped a bullshit album and whether it is platinum or wood, it is still shit masquerading as art. I have that Godfathers mixed-cd from 2011 about 50 songs deep, listened to maybe 5 songs and skipped through the rest, as a producer, Necro is okay but money sucks on the mic, no presence, no charisma, he sounds like he learned his rhymes by rote and spit 'em as such....I could go on and on. All of you acid taking, unwashed, grunge/techno loving, new to rap so I can live the so-called'hood life vicariously fruits go fuck yourselves

    • Anonymous

      So only your opinion matters ? Tech nine, hein? nuff said 'guest'

    • Skittlez

      Seriously you're an arrogant pretentious fucc. I like Necro but I definitely won't say he's that great. I slightly agree with Necro being wacc, but that's only because he doesn't change his style. It's always the same shit. He either raps about Death or Sex. However I hate that you seem to think your opinion actually means something. Sure you may not like Necro, but so fuccin what. Also what do you mean when you call people guests in Hip-Hop? There's no guests in it, because it doesn't belong to just one person. It belongs to everyone. The way you keep talking you should be a fan of Necro. I like Necro's music, but I know I wouldn't be able to be around him in real life, because like you he sounds like a cocky, arrogant, pretentious asshole. Also Necro is very Underground. He'll never be radio or mainstream, because his lyrics are far too explicit, vulgar, & ignorant. Also I'm a fan of Necro, but I don't think he's god like all these others. But I understand it's only MY OPINION. Just like in MY OPINION Tech N9ne is the Worlds Greatest Rapper. I know alotta people will disagree, but it's MY OPINION. Good Day to you & hopefully you step down from that high horse of yours.

    • Anonymous

      Dumb ass, your fellow dicksucker owned nobody, I used your fucking hero Kanye to make a point-y'all motherfuckers kill me with that elitist remark, nah, money,and that's the point y'all a bunch of fucking guests and I will not let guests dictate my opinion-your girl/boyfriend is the one that got owned. Fact is your idol has no fucking mic presence and drags fucking G Rap down. Simple.

    • KillaSkrilla

      This nigga said Kanye... Nuff said. Your favorite rapper wears skirts.

    • raw dogz

      poppa large served you. you had a problem with him saying necro has skills and then you went on some big shot rant like your the authority on whats tight. you sounded like an elitist snob who thinks your the only one who knows G's whole catalog! lol

    • Anonymous

      just commenting to say...real fuckin talk son doesnt belong on the mic, period. let alone with one of the most illest muhfukaz to ever do it. salute

    • Anonymous

      And that wuss bullshit, save if for your fellow keyboard warriors, money, you lack the vitamins....duke, soft ass fucker.

    • Anonymous

      Motherfucking fruit, you threw shots and got served, simple and plain, Necro sucks balls and that little bullshit treatise you just wrote proved the fact that you don't know what teh fuck you are talking about. You are a fan of Necro, good for you, I am a fan of no one, money, I know music and I know this rap shit, my dude, been listening to Kool G. rap way the fuck back and I know what he is capable of. Go check his body of work from Juice Crew to features with M.O.P, Nas et. al, look at the props, Rae went through a G rap phase, Fame was at first considered a younger version, Scarface deeply influence, even 'Pac borrowed a few lines from G, so get the fuck outtahere and yes motherfucker, I ma self-righteous, God has to be. Point is Necro is a fourth tier raper and G. Rap has no business being on songs with him. Great players don't play on teh same team with nondescripts.

    • Anonymous

      Fourth tier rapper.....and using the word lightly now.

    • poppa large

      your the pansy fruit with a self righteous view and one dimensional perception of whats dope. coming at me you better grow some balls and become a real man! hating on necro and all your points are false. he has a presence but not one you like you chump! Kool g rap loves him but not you cause your a brainwashed pussy who only likes safe socalled true school rap and you think your special. i bet your an insecure wuss who trys to pretend hes more down with hip hop than other people who appreciate a wider spectrum of the culture that i am a part of you foolish clone. with your fruity kanye reference and this line of yours that makes you look like a dumb ass: "All of you acid taking, unwashed, grunge/techno loving, new to rap so I can live the so-called'hood life vicariously fruits go fuck yourselves"- makes no sense son, keep deceiving yourself into thinking your opinion is elite or more valid than people who are actually more real and down than your corny candy ass who hides behind a pretentious high moral ground identification with hip hop. Kool g rap likes necro and who the hell are you! ha ha! sucka!!

  • Slumerican

    Since 2002 necro was the first underground artist that I found. He rips every track he touchs

  • Aquarius

    If there were scratches, I would have put 5 It's a new Classic we got in here !!

  • yeah

    The only people who don't bump this are teenyboppers and women

  • Fuck y'all

    This album is so dope fucking appreciate it

  • poppa large

    beats could be more brutal and the production does get repetitive but overall the beats are dope with about half of them being crazy. song structure is a bigger issue with necro starting off too many songs and they only bust 1 verse each on every single track i think. no back and forth bars or multiple verses each on some tracks leaves a lot to be desired. but kool g goes in super surgical on some lyrical mastermind shitt and necro holds it down too- and yes necro sounds dope on the mic and can rap- drops tight multisyllables, paints imagery and sounds raw. that song "gangsta" is the only one i deleted cause the hook is mad corny-dont know why they went there. overall this album kills most shitt thats out today and is solid. i give it a 4. stop fronting on necros skills just cause his energy and content offends or scares you! he's good enough for kool g rap but not you?? ha ha ha. who are you?

  • Anonymous

    Necro, please leave the spitting to G. Rap, a real MC, yes , you are not an MC, but a rapper; as a rapper you suck hard. G. Rap, you are a legend, in the future, do not, ever, ever, EVER again let non-skilled fuckers like this cat get on a song with you.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, I think that just might be the real Jay B. The review seems solid, from what I've heard of the album so far, still trying to get through some of it to give my final. As of now 3.5/5 for me but we'll see how it goes.

  • Verbal Tim

    Boring album with boring beats and boring raps. Overused samples, nothing interesting. Sounds like some B-side Necro track with Kool G Rap on the side notes.

    • Anonymous

      Totally agree. Solid spit, but absolutely nothing interesting or original going on. Apart from a couple standouts, this album is very repetitive. A true disappointment.

    • JRich

      Yeah! Ramble ramble ramble, real hip-hop, ramble ramble ramble, go listen to Soulja Boy, ramble ramble ramble, I bet you think Wayne and Drake are hip-hop, ramble ramble ramble, don't know what real rap is, ramble ramble. Is that about right?

    • Anonymous

      You don't know shit. Go to your room and fantasize about Drake and leave the real rap alone since you clearly don't know what a dope hip hop album is.

  • Anonymous

    maybe its easier to review a lil wayne or drake album for hhdx but this is Kool G Rap... not some pop sit. gtfoh

  • Jay Balfour

    IMA beat yeall ASS! while drake beats mine!

  • Catherine Kauffman

    til I saw the draft four $7383, I didn't believe ...that...my neighbour truley making money in their spare time on there computar.. there mums best friend haz done this for under twentey months and resently paid the depts on there house and purchased a great new Subaru Impreza. find more info... www.Fb39.Com Since then his musical tastes have been questionable and his skills have declined. Yeezus further proved this downward trend. By the way, this video is FUCKING AWFUL.

  • Jay Balfour

    Chill guys why are you mad at me? Listen im 15 years old and gay and listen to drake, meek mill, wayne, 2chainz, jayz and kanye west and necro and g rap cant fuck with them.

  • a2thak

    Wack review. And what dick head reviewer sits and comments on everyone who disagrees with him. This site never had talent. Go ride eminems dick. Jay balfour gay on all fours.

    • Jay Balfour

      I'm Jay Balfour, biaaatch! I know I'm better than everybody else on this site, biaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatch! I'm the Internet King, biatch!

  • Deimos

    Meek Mill got rated higher and that dude is the epitome of wack. This whole album is a banger. While I agree the 1 and 1 verses make for short songs, there wasn't a dull moment coming from either Necro or G Rap. Of course the plebeian mainstream audience won't like it just like they wouldn't like any independent hip-hop, so why is there so much emphasis on what THEY think when they're not the target audience?

  • AR

    For me, one of the albums of the year. 1- Czarface 2- 12 Reasons to Die 3- Once Upon a Crime 4- Born Sinner 5- For Namesake Will be a classic.

  • Anonymous

    Straight fire. On the same level as Deck and Eso's Czarface. Dope lyrics, dope beats, raw East Coast hip hop. Kids need to learn that this is what its about.

  • Anonymous

    So Drake gets a 4 and Lil Wayne gets a 3 and Kool G Rap and Necro get a 3???.... Wow Hip Hop DX.. Just WOW. This album shits over most of whats come out this year. Dope beats, dope lyrics, straight forward east coast rap. If we've really gotten to the point where Drake and Wayne are being rated above G Rap, then the future of hip hop isn't looking good.

    • Jay Balfour

      Calm the fuck down, you little crybaby. Damn you act like your whole world gonna end just because a world famous editor like myself gave your so-called dope album a 3. A THREE!! It's a solid album & nothing more. You better be lucky I didn't give a 2 or some shit or I would really have to catch hell. Geez, you commentors are the most emotional, bitch-ass people I've EVER seen.

  • Anonymous

    necro sucks, Kool G rap still king

  • Anonymous

    dope kool g rap your rappers favorite rapper

  • FUCK NECRO

    Necro's annoying ass voice ruins this otherwise dope album

  • Braunstein's Mother

    G Rap is washed the fuck up; when did he last rap about anything even vaguely real like he used to, i.e. when DJ Polo still had the dookie ropes? The only thing one could learn from G. Rap since then is that 1) he needs $$$$ and 2) he watches so many bad crime movies, he can't rise to the great ones anymore.

  • Anonymous

    Necro never had any talent to lose, is that what you're saying?

    • Jay Balfour

      BAHAHAHAHA. Thanks for the dissertation, but IM not the one who's butthurt. Reread the comments below and you'll see who's the emotional one -- the commenters. I just call it how I see it, and you don't like it, go to another site. I think that a 3 is a rather fair and justified score. I, for one, don't care if Neckfat's been producing since he was in the womb: his beats and rhyming ability are subpar/average at best and are comparable to that of a 1 month old.

    • ZP

      you are a supreme douche. dude has been producing his own beats, putting out his own albums, and maintained his originality for 15+ years. just cause it's not your favorite flavor that doesn't mean it's not talent. i don't listen to michael jackson but i wouldn't deny he had talent. your immature responses to comments only further undermines your validity as a reviewer and reinforces what basically everyone who reads this already thinks - you are a butthurt hip hop head who never had the talent or gumption to go out an hustle like necro.

    • Jay Balfour

      Nah, I'm saying he never had talent to BEGIN WITH.

  • Anonymous

    Nathaniel is broke & desperate, Ron Braunstein fat & pathetic... This album screams WINNER all the home!!

  • Anonymous

    First of all, Necro is a good producer and the reviewer trying to shit on that aspect of the album has me literally laughing out loud. You must be a fan of the new school Electronic fag music thats out to hate on these tracks Necro ruins the album by rapping on it and doing a majority of the hooks. His vocals are so bad that even a dope set of beats and G Rap doing his thing arent enough to save it. Tragic, a Necro Produced G Rap solo album would have been a classic

    • Kam

      I agree with the score Jay gave this album. I am a necro fan myself but his voice is irritating and I can only listen in small doses. He actually is better than average, some of his lines/rhymes are technically more sound than a lot of this shit on the radio but yeah his voice bugs me sometimes. I do have to add though, that Jay's comments here do show his lack of professionalism. Jay, you are indeed too thin skinned and some of your attacks are now showing your lack of objectivity. Shame, because the review was good; your ability to keep your cool...not so much.

    • Jay Balfour

      I respond to the commoners mainly because I have to uphold and defend the right to my opinion & integrity as a journalist.

    • Anonymous

      ^^ The fact that you cared enough to respond to my meaningless comment proves how much your "Career" as a journalist is worth. Your skin is too thin for this line of work.

    • Jay Balfour

      Do you NOT know the difference between what hating and an honest opinion is? Learn to read a dictionary and brush up on your grammar before you speak on my reviews, please,

  • Ugh Lee

    3 is extremely generous. It's sad that G Rap has to align with somebody like dude to stay paid. The production is terrible.

  • Thrill Murray

    4.5/5 Necro makes some of the dopest beats in hip-hop. The reviewer says the project "succumb to the albums concept a bit predictably with samples that sound like they may have been lifted from The Godfather theme" IT IS THE THEME TO THE GODFATHER! Have you never seen it? This project is phenomenal.

  • Anonymous

    It could've been okay, if Necro only produced.. He can't rap in my opinion, his voice is too annoying for me to listen. Kool G doesn't disappoint, but doesn't save this album from being below average either.

  • Anonymous

    the beats are crazy. kool g rap destroys ever track. necro is so underrated. kids that listen to j.cole are gonna say necro is wack or corny? he's not kool g but he comes super technical and spits his heart out. my biggest complaint would be the way his vocals are mixed. way too loud against the beat. there's some tracks where necro gives kool g a good run for his money and others where he comes with a ridiculous beat for kool to demolish. "crook catastrophe and the gunblast kid" is the standout for me. epic beat that they both destroy. hopefully they drop more material as a group. they work well together.

  • Anonymous

    I don't think necro is even in the same league to be working with a legend like Kool G Rap. Average flow, 90% of his appeal just relies on shock value. Don't know what the hell is going on here tbh

  • Anonymous

    The album is fun. Not a classic, but it brings the rawness we all wanted!