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Format: CD
Sku: 223425048
UPC: 829357552228
UPC 14: 00829357552228
Release Date: 9/13/2011
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. It's On You
2. Precinct, The
3. Recognize & Realize, Pt. 1 ~ (featuring Prodigy)
4. All Pro
5. Infamous Mobb ~ (featuring Prodigy)
6. Interrogation
7. Usual Suspect ~ (featuring Prodigy)
8. Episodes Of A Hustla
9. Recognize & Realize, Pt. 2 ~ (featuring Mobb Deep)
10. I Don't Wanna Love Again
11. Usual Suspect [Stretch Armstrong Remix] ~ (remix)

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Big Noyd, Prodigy, Havoc, Ty Nitty, Twin (rap vocals); Se'kou (vocals); Scott Cannizzaro (piano).
Muze PNote Producers: Havoc, Charlemagne.
Muze PNote Engineers: Carlos Bess, Ben Arrindell, Mario Rodriguez.
Muze PNote Recording information: Axis Recording Studios; Battery Recording Studio; Soundtracks Recording Studios.
Muze PNote Photographer: Mai Lucas.
Muze PNote At the dawn of the 1990s, most New York rappers weren't nearly as threatening as the gangsta rappers who were coming from the West Coast. But Queens took a more threatening turn later in the decade, when the borough gave us such hardcore rappers as Capone-N-Noreaga and Mobb Deep. These guys were all of the things that California's gangsta rappers had been criticized for being -- violent, profane, crude and menacing. Another MC who came out of that scene was Big Noyd, who was featured on some of Mobb Deep's albums before recording his first solo project, Episodes of a Hustla. Most of the CD was produced by Mobb Deep's Havoc, whose partner Prodigy is featured on some of the material. As hardcore as this decent, though uneven, effort is, tunes like "Infamous Mobb," "It's On You" and "Recognize and Realize" really aren't gangsta rap (even though some consider Noyd a gangsta rapper). While Ice-T, the Geto Boys and N.W.A offered first-person narratives about crime in the ghetto, Noyd's approach is more rhetorical than anything. Noyd uses violent, disturbing imagery to create an atmosphere, but unlike Ice-T or Ice Cube, he's more interested in showing off his rhyming skills than making an overall statement about inner-city life. The end result is an album that, unlike N.W.A's Straight Outta Compton or Ice Cube's Death Certificate, isn't saying very much, but isn't without entertainment value. ~ Alex Henderson

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Mobb Deep
Muze Guest Artist Prodigy
Muze Guest Artist Se'kou

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Associated Artists and Works

Kool G. Rap

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 09/13/2011
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1996
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : TEG 75522CD
Music Label Name Label : Traffic Entertainment Group
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00829357552228

Professional Reviews

Vibe (3/97, p.138)
- "...Noyd's debut is rounded out with police station skits and rhymes that reflect his troubled life..."

Option (5-6/97, p.94)
- "...Big Noyd delivers the ruff, rugged and raw linguistics over solid, darkly lit New York-styled beats on his debut..."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Big Noyd
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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