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Penicillin on Wax


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  • Audio CD (November 12, 1991)
  • Original Release Date: 1991
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B000008LLG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #102,586 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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It's truly entertaining.
L. J. Furman
This is an album you can play and you can laugh at(in a good way!), at the same time.
Kd
One of the dopest hiphop albums of all times from the home of rap, NYC.
Turntable Titan

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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By joseph b. on January 7, 2004
Format: Audio CD
When this album first came out back in late 1991 Gangsta Rap was in full swing. But the only problem was the East Coast wasn't known for Gangsta Rap. The Gangsta scene was predominatly on the West Coast,even though it originated on the East Coast with artist such as Schoolly D,Boogie Down Productions,and Public Enemy. Listen to BDP's "Criminal Minded" and P.E.'s "Yo,Bumrush The Show" and Schoolly D's "Saturday Night The Album" all circa 1987 and you'll know what I'm talking about. TIM DOG'S "Penicillin On Wax" is the #1 Classic East Coast Gangsta Rap Album Ever. A lot of people don't know, TIM DOG was affiliated with the Ultramagnetic M.C.'s. They Make guest apperances on such song's as "I Aint Havin It" and "Secret Fantasy's". But the real strong point of the album is DOG'S top notch lyrics and hard disses against who were some of the West Coast hottest rappers at the the time N.W.A.,Comptons Most Wanted and DJ Quik. The most memorable song on the album is "F$$K Compton",where he rags N.W.A. to death. Another hard song is "Step To Me". When TIM DOG stood up to the West Coast that made a lot of people on the East Coast proud. He just did it to let people in AmeriKKKa know that the East could be Gangsta too. Make no mistakes about it the whole CD kicks ass. If you like classic Gangsta Rap from HIP-HOP's golden age you'll love this album,it's must have.
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Tim Dog, hailing from The Bronx, and a friend of the Ultramagnetic MC's, decided to fire one of the early shots at the West Coast with his infamous song "F Compton" mostly dissing rappers like Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, DJ Quik and everyone else from the city of Compton, California. Me being a huge fan of West Coast rap music, I probably would have been mad of the fact that he did that. And he would receive a lot of responses from many rappers (check The Chronic). I have to admit, the song is kind of good with his disses, given the fact that he had the balls to diss one of the notorious groups in rap music (and I don't think he was the only one who hated that group).

The problem with this album was the fact that Tim Dog had made a name for himself by capitalizing off a gimmick, and he ran with it. Pencillin On Wax, is basically surrounding from the song "F Compton" with skits such as DJ Quik getting jumped ("DJ Quick Beat Down") and a Michel'le impersonator calling him ("Michel'le Conversation"), to the Giants winning the Superbowl. Even with songs like "Step To Me" and "Low Down *****" were other songs aimed at NWA, but not as heavily. But outside of that, there was not really too much to hope for. He can make a few good songs such as "Get Off The ****" and "Patriotic Pimp". Basically he shows what kind of emcee he can be towards the end of the album when he doesn't have Compton on his mind. Production is mostly done by T.R. Love, Mo Luv, and Ced Gee. Kool Keith would drop in to lay down some vocals on some tracks like "Secret Fantisies".

But overall Penicillin On Wax, is better than I thought it was. Tim Dog came a way from dropping that verse on "A Chorus Line" with The Ultramagnetic MC's. There are a few laughs on this album.
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Format: Audio CD
Tim Dog, hailing from The Bronx, and a friend of the Ultramagnetic MC's, decided to fire one of the early shots at the West Coast with his infamous song "F Compton" mostly dissing rappers like Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, DJ Quik and everyone else from the city of Compton, California. Me being a huge fan of West Coast rap music, I probably would have been mad of the fact that he did that. And he would receive a lot of responses from many rappers (check The Chronic). I have to admit, the song is kind of good with his disses, given the fact that he had the balls to diss one of the notorious groups in rap music (and I don't think he was the only one who hated that group).

The problem with this album was the fact that Tim Dog had made a name for himself by capitalizing off a gimmick, and he ran with it. Pencillin On Wax, is basically surrounding from the song "F Compton" with skits such as DJ Quik getting jumped ("DJ Quick Beat Down") and a Michel'le impersonator calling him ("Michel'le Conversation"), to the Giants winning the Superbowl. Even with songs like "Step To Me" and "Low Down *****" were other songs aimed at NWA, but not as heavily. But outside of that, there was not really too much to hope for. He can make a few good songs such as "Get Off The ****" and "Patriotic Pimp". Basically he shows what kind of emcee he can be towards the end of the album when he doesn't have Compton on his mind. Production is mostly done by T.R. Love, Mo Luv, and Ced Gee. Kool Keith would drop in to lay down some vocals on some tracks like "Secret Fantisies".

But overall Penicillin On Wax, is better than I thought it was. Tim Dog came a way from dropping that verse on "A Chorus Line" with The Ultramagnetic MC's.
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By ctrx VINE VOICE on June 11, 2008
Format: Audio CD
The Ultramagnetic MCs-affiliated Bronx rapper Tim Dog released his 1991 debut "Penicillin on Wax" to a hostile audience. Ever a king of controversy, he made a million enemies with his provocative single "F Compton," a shameless attention ploy dissing N.W.A., DJ Quik, and America's entire Pacific Coast. "Penicillin on Wax" contains more of the same, as Tim trashes everybody from Kwame to Michel'le to Eddie Murphy.

Tim Dog is not to be taken seriously. His condemnation of an entire coast is ridiculous. One of his most frequent contentions for the East Coast's superiority is that the Giants won Super Bowl XXV (see how long that cred lasts, Tim!). Technically, he's very simple, with a basic delivery and predictable rhymes. But it is fun. The Ultramagnetic MCs team provides a tracklist of funky, hardhitting production befitting of a great old school rap album. "Penicillin on Wax" is long in running time and short on substance, but as Tim is an entertainer first and a rapper second, it's frequently enjoyable. "Step to Me" and "Dog's Gonna Getcha" are two highlights, showcasing a particularly pissed-off Tim Dog getting busy over dope beats. "Going Wild in the Penile" is a strong storytelling song, and the production shines on the more laidback "Patriotic Pimp." Guest appearances on the mic from Kool Keith and Ced-Gee also enhance the LP.

From an artistic standpoint, Tim Dog isn't much of an MC, but his appeal is beyond the paramters of the microphone. He's an attention hound and a controversy king, and over dope beats this angry rapper can yield great results. The songs are formulaic but frequently good, and "Penicillin on Wax" is a satisfying album from 1991. I recommend "Penicillin on Wax" to fans of old school rap.
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