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Life of a Kid in the Ghetto


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Product Details

  • Audio Cassette (March 5, 1991)
  • Original Release Date: 1991
  • Label: Universal Music & VI
  • ASIN: B000001G02
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #707,650 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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It was an awesome song back in the day.
Eric J. Sweatt
I recommend this album for all the true hip-hop heads and for those who want a taste of what hip-hop was like back in the day in it's glorious years.
yemi
Ed O.G. Touches upon so many important issues here, that are told like it is.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By yemi on April 28, 2004
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
when this album first came out,I was thirteen.I am now 26 and after listening to the album for the first time since 1991,it's still a a classic!I actually enjoy it more now than I did back then.This album ranks way up there with "illmatic","it takes a nation...","kings of rock", and the "chronic" and all the other classic hip-hop albums!Unfortunately, this album and the group were slept on.It's a damn shame too because these guys had a lot to say.I recommend this album for all the true hip-hop heads and for those who want a taste of what hip-hop was like back in the day in it's glorious years.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By ? on May 12, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Get it? Good. Now ignore any criticisms of this album that say its too "nice", or "soft" or "cheesy"...because that's just the ignorant view. "Life of a kid in the ghetto" is one of the best albums to come out of 1991,along w/Main Source's - Breaking Atoms, with Ed O.G.'s inspiring councious lyrics and Teddy Tedd,Special K & Joe Mansfield's fresh beats this album is undoubtedly is one of the most slept on hiphop albums yet. Ed O.G. Touches upon so many important issues here, that are told like it is. "Be a father to your child" is my favourite track on the album, speakin upon the issue of father's leaving their children to be cared for by the mother, and not carrying out their responsibilites as man. This is one of the most hard-hitting and down to earth tracks ever, regardless of genre. Then, you have "speak upon it" where Ed decides to talk about the injustices of being a black man, and uses examples like Charles Stewart to emphasise how biased the court system can be. Tracks like "I'm different" talks about why they are different to other groups, and what makes them. Similary "I got to have it", which samples Big Daddy Kane's "Aint no half steppin" is a timeless classic, with its unforgettable funky beat & flawless flow. This album is too slept on, and needs to be checked out by mainly people who are a fan of hiphop back when it meant something, and was used as a way for opinionated black men to express their views. Do not sleep. (By the way Edo G is still doin his thing 13 years later with pete rock on "My own worst enemy"...check it out) PEACE

Lyrics - 10/10
Beats - 10/10
Originality - 10/10
Replay Value - 10/10

Edo G is the most consistent MC, still going
If you found this helpful, check out my other reviews
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Thomas K. Craig on January 31, 2004
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One of my favorite rap cd's in the early '90's. I had the cassette tape back in my high school days. Took me years to get the cd, since it's out of print. If you love old school rap this is one you need to listen to. As in another review, I totally agree, they were defintely an underrated rap group. Man what happened to those old school days. Rap had defintely changed, I stopped listening when 2-pac and Biggie were killed. Rap hasnt been the same since.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 16, 2002
Format: Audio CD
when this album came out in the 90's, it was hot. i can recall seeing videos for a couple of the tracks, and the entire album was the bomb. these guys were highly underrated and didn't get enough props. they had a lot to say...
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Thank God I am neither one of those people. This Album left massive impact on Hip Hop and my then tender psyche at the ripe age of 18. Thoughtful and hip at the same time, ED OG is like cool uncle dropping much wisdom but can still show up at the same club as you, Mack the ladies and also drive you home. The production and arrangement is simply among the best that Hip Hop had to offer back in 91 can I find some more Joe Mansfield work out there? I'll look him up. My favorite tracks are: "Dedicated to the Right Wingers" a political commentary on obscenity laws that tried to censor 2 live crew and other 1st amendment protected behavior. On "Be a father to your child" Ed is like a family member taking a sibling to task over his selfish disregard for his own seeds.

Get someone to message your neck afterwords cause your sure to be sore from all that head bobbing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 13, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Ed O.G. was definitely one of the most underrated rappers of the early 90's. Maybe it was because he's from BOSTON...
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i was trying to find this gem at your ordinary everyday music store, and when i looked this up, it said that this was OUT OF PRINT!!!!! WHAT!!!! why is it that the best and least appreciated ones are always out of print? from beginning to end, this right here is one of the most enjoyable hip hop albums of the early 90s. when i think of this album, which i recently FINALLY found here, i think about BUG A BOO and destiny's child. i also love DEDICATED TO THE RIGHT WINGERS, SPEAK UPON IT, SHE SAID IT WAS GREAT, and of couse, I GOT TO HAVE IT!!!!! when i had to give up the cassette of this, i absolutely hated myself for it. now that i got it again, i will hold this close and dear like a faded memory come back to clarity.
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