Legal Drug Money(Explicit Version) CD (1996)

Artist: Lost Boyz

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Label Universal Records
SKU 201986705
UPC 601215301021
UPC 14 00601215301021
Format CD
Release Date 6/4/1996
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Author Lost Boyz
Compilation Appearance Chant Down Babylon
Technical Info
CatalogID UND 53010
Lable Name Universal Distribution
Released 06/01/1996
Original Release 1995
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 70m : 54s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00601215301021
Album Notes and Credits
Lost Boyz: Mr. Cheeks, Freaky Tah, Pretty Lou, DJ Spigg Nice (vocals).
Additional personnel: Big Dex (vocals); Mr. Sex (various instruments).
Producers include: Mr. Cheeks, Pete Rock, Mr. Sex, Eazy Moe Bee, Big Dex. ).
Engineers: Jamie Staub, Mr. Sex, Chris Barnett.
The Lost Boyz's energetic music takes hip-hop back to the days when guns and drugs, although present in urban communities, had not yet invaded hip-hop itself. Before the gangsta revolution, hip-hop more often meant a danceable track, a party theme and a positive message. With LEGAL DRUG MONEY, the Lost Boyz attempt to bring these elements back to the mainstream. They're well aware of what's going on in the real world around them, but "being real" isn't their mantra. When violence does intrude, as in "Renee," a love-in-the-ghetto story that ends in murder, it serves as a detail rather than as a theme. And more typical is "Music Makes Me High," whose subject is the delirious effect that hip-hop has on the Lost Boyz.
Legal Drug Money covers the same themes that many other hip-hop artists were covering in the mid-'90s. The Lost Boyz rap about getting high, being rich, and other topics typical of the genre. The best track on this album is easily "Renee," a song about a woman who fell in love with an MC but gets killed. Smif-n-Wessun's Dah Shinin and Heltah Skeltah's Nocturnal are similar in style to Legal Drug Money. ~ Dan Gizzi
Professional Reviews
The Source (6/96, p.76) - 3.5 Mics - Dope - "...The Lost Boyz rock the style exhibited in their first two joints over most of the album....the crew flaunts their ghetto status like a boy scout badge..."
NME (Magazine) (6/22/96, p.56) - 7 (out of 10) - "...What distinguishes these pragmatic Lost Boyz...is their unique rap flow, and the way the overlapping voices are aligned with an accessible yet hard-edged music....heavy hip-hop that can sit comfortably in the mainstream..."
Disc 1
1 Intro
2 Yearn, The
3 Music Makes Me High
4 Jeeps, Lex Coups, Bimaz & Benz
5 Lifestyles Of The Rich And Shameless
6 Renee
7 All Right
8 Legal Drug Money
9 Get Up
10 Is This Da Part
11 Straight From Da Ghetto
12 Keep It Real
13 Channel Zero
14 Da Game
15 1,2,3
16 Lifestyles Of The Rich And Shameless - (remix)
Product Attributes
Artist Lost Boyz
Label Universal Records
Music Format Compact Disc

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