This Is the Shack
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : いいえ
- 製品サイズ : 13.97 x 12.55 x 1.14 cm; 90.72 g
- メーカー : Fontana Def Jam
- EAN : 0731452793324
- 製造元リファレンス : MFR731452793324#VG
- レーベル : Fontana Def Jam
- ASIN : B0000024KG
- ディスク枚数 : 1
- Amazon 売れ筋ランキング: - 363,485位ミュージック (の売れ筋ランキングを見るミュージック)
The Dove Shack display much more than the requisite vocal skills on their debut, This Is the Shack. They fly nimbly along a freestyle course that cuts through lyrical rap and R&B crooning on the title cut (which appeared originally on Warren G's Regulate ... G-Funk Era album) and the single "Summertime in the LBC," both instant West coast classics. Unfortunately, the trio never lives up to its promise, opting instead to fill most of the debut with unimaginative raps, misogyny, and racism. --Roni Sarig
The album has a laid back G-funk vibe, like most albums that come out of Warren G.'s crew such as Regulate...G Funk Era and Conversation . The group's rhymes are solid, but throughout the album are a few catchy hooks. "Smoke Out" really starts the CD on a high note, (and for some odd reason, it reminds me of an Outkast song). Next is "This Is The Shack" followed by the R&B version of "Summertime In the LBC" with Bo-Roc and female singer Arnita Porter in a summertime style duet. The songs "Bomb Drop", "F Ya Mouth" and "Freestyle" explores more styles that the trio can handle.
Afterward, the album really begins to loose it's momentum. "Crooked Cop" and "East Side Party" fails to standout. Only two tracks at the end of the album that are worth listening to are "We Funk" and the rap version of "Summertime In The LBC" which is almost as the same as the original, but there are a few rap verses at the end.
Still despite some missteps towards the end of the album, This Is The Shack still delivers what the west coast have been known for back in the mid 90's. Whats unfortunate about this is that they were signed to such a terrible label, Def Jam, who basically ignored the west coast (see SCC, BG Knocc out & Dresta as well). So basically all albums from Warren G.'s crew, Dove Shack, Twinz, and Da Five Footaz received very little promotion (the latter group's album was shelved by the label). If you can I highly recommend you grab a copy of This Is The Shack, as well as the other albums mentioned in this review, which are essential for a west coast fan. Peace.
Guest Appearances: A
Musical Vibes: B+
Top 5 Tracks:
1. F Ya Mouth
2. Smoke Out (featuring Montell Jordan)
4. Bomb Drop
5. We Funk (The G Funk)
1. Summertime In The LBC (rap version) (featuring Arnita Porter)