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Necessary Roughness [Import]

Lady of RageAudio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 21, 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: PID
  • ASIN: B00005NU6N
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #775,900 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Riot Intro
2. Necessary Roughness
3. Big Bad Lady
4. Sho Shot
5. No Shorts
6. Get With da Wickedness (Flow Like That) [Remix]
7. Raw Deal
8. Breakdown
9. Rough Rugged and Raw
10. Super Supreme
11. Some Shit
12. Microphone Pon Cok
13. Get With da Wickedness (Flow Like That)
14. Confessions

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1997

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Underrated June 24, 2003
By Mopher
Format:Audio CD
Lady of Rage is a great rapper. She can flow and freestyle as well or better than many more well know male and female artists. As mentioned in the other reviews, she was a victim of bad timing. Death Row was in its death throes and as a result this album wasn't marketed well at all. Also, the production was a little lacking a times. If Rage had come out with an album 1 and a half to 2 years earlier, she would have been far more successful. I dont know what she is doing now, but she deserves a proper chance.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What happened to her music career? August 23, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Robin Yvette Allen (Or The Lady Of Rage) has been in the Music business since Dr. Dre released "The Chronic" in 1992. This was her only album. She was one of my favorite female rappers. Where is she now? These days, I only see her on repeats of "The Steve Harvey Show" as Coretta (Thankfully, she is in the best of DVD). What happened to her music career? Did she just quit? She really needs to do another album. Rage, Please drop another album or as Snoop Dogg would say "Rage, would you please drop some Gangsta S***!"
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another one of hiphop's elite July 28, 2006
Format:Audio CD
If The Lady of Rage was promoted right this album might have did a little better than it did. I have a lot of respect for Lady of Rage for staying true to the hiphop culture when the game was populated with rap hookers and clones of rap hookers. Standout tracks: wickedness (original and remix), sho shot, microphone pon cok, rough,rugged and raw, big bad lady, some s--- and the rest of this album. Filler:none. The only flaw of this album is that sometimes her metaphors get repetitive but that doesnt make this album less of a classic. Rage deserves props for not stooping to the mindless raunchiness that made trina and khia famous. This is definetely a hiphop classic worth picking up.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Timing Was Everything July 27, 2006
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This classic CD by the Lady of Rage was highly anticipated due to her guest raps with various artists on Death Row Records.

She truly paid her dues to get to the point of releasing her own music, but the label had started its financial free-fall and Necessary Roughness didn't get the backing it needed to receive the industry attention it deserved.

That the raps hold up nearly 10 years after being released says everything one needs to know about Rage. The music came straight from Rage's heart.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Definately phat, one of the top 3 female MC's ever... December 1, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Yes, this album tends to lack a little in the production department at times, but Rage's totally wicked lyrics and flow more than make up for it. There is at least 6 absolutely tight tracks here(beats and lyrics) and none of the tracks "suck" Rage is a hypnotizing MC. Nothing you heard before... I wish she got more props, she sure deserves it. I am a true hip hop fan, not just of the commercial ish, and Rage is one of my top emcees. This girl can RAP! All of the tracks concentrate on skills, tight metaphors and similes and flow. No pigeon, chickenhead we all know sex sells stuff(although I do think Lil Kim can flow too.) What Rage needs to do for 2000 is find herself some top notch production that can match her talent. Rage, please don't give up. Forget Death Row, and go girl... keep representing for all the strong, intelligent chicks out there.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rage come wit da Raw & Wicked flavor June 1, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Rage getz Raw and Wicked on this cd. She flows hard and comes with the tight lyrics, the beatz are tight too. This is another great Deathrow Cd. She's a much better female emcee than Lil' Kim and Foxy. Who knows, maybe The Lady of Rage would have blew up and sold more if Deathrow wasn't going through all it's problems then. She deserves much more credit and hopefully she comes out wit another cd as tight as this one in the future.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Best Female Rapper by Far! April 5, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I don't know why this album didn't sell alot of copies because this is a great album. Okay its no "Doggystyle" or "All eyez on Me" but it is one of the best Death Row albums. Maybe the death of Tupac Shakur and Suge Knight being imprisoned affected the sales of this album. Rage was one of the first people to sign for Death Row and she had to wait 5 years for her to get her debut album. Perhaps if they let her release her album earlier then it would have sold well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rage, please drop another album soon! September 15, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Rage is a one of the top female rappers, along with Rah-Digga and Queen Latifah. She's a talented lyricist. The song "Big Bad Lady" (with 2Pac!) is off the hook. The only bad thing on this album is the guest appearance by Snoop (who sounds kinda wack) and Daz (who is a talented producer but not a good emcee). Otherwise, I recommend this album.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Lady of Rage CD
I was amazed how good the CD actually was for the price. No scratches, the case was in good shape etc... I was the album I remembered from years ago, seemingly fully restored. Read more
Published on May 28, 2010 by Melvin S. Rogers
3.0 out of 5 stars Lyrically Roughness
Here's a really good but overlooked CD from Death Row records. Finally, after almost 5 years, the Lady of Rage finally puts out her debut album. Read more
Published on September 14, 2007 by M. Truitt
4.0 out of 5 stars rage used to rock
like rough hardcore rappers like rage and boss this wasd'nt a bad cd weakness it was released after pac;s death and when attention was going towards no limit and bad boy if this... Read more
Published on September 10, 2007 by Sherance Brothers
5.0 out of 5 stars Rage
She was on snoop's doggystle allstars volume 1. She was on snoop dogg's album paid da cost to be da boss. She was on welcome to the chuuch the album. Read more
Published on July 2, 2006 by jpizzy23
5.0 out of 5 stars rage was tight
man rage was tight if deathrow had'nt fell off this would have sold for real but suge being in jail and his label trying to cash in decided to go head and put this out, the cd... Read more
Published on October 6, 2002 by Sherance M. Brothers
4.0 out of 5 stars good debut way overdue though
you gotta understand at the time this came out deathrow's reign was over and dre was gone and snoop did'nt stick arounbd too long either, this was released just so suge could cash... Read more
Published on July 4, 2002 by Sherance M. Brothers
5.0 out of 5 stars I DONT KNOW WHAT'S WRONG WITH YALL
THIS CD IS GANGSTA LIKE I DON'T KNOW WHAT-I GUESS YALL
AINT UP TO THAT WEST COAST SH**-TRY TO LISTEN TO THE LYRICS
NOT THE BEAT-IF YOU CAN'T C-WALK THAN IT'S NOT GANGSTA
Published on March 4, 2002 by SUGE TELL
2.0 out of 5 stars Pointless album
The Lady of Rage was a vital component of the Chronic and Doggystyle albums. Dre knows how to bring different rappers together to produce a perfect blend of voices. Read more
Published on September 15, 2001 by "modogg"
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