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Real Brothas [Vinyl]

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1. Everyday All Day
2. Jealousy
3. Whose the "G"
4. Compton Swangin'
5. Life's a Puzzle
6. B.G. Knocc Out
7. Compton Hoe
8. Micc Checc
9. Compton & Watts
10. 50:50 Luv
11. Real Brothas
12. Do or Die
13. Take a Ride
14. Down Goes Another Nigga
15. D.P.G.: K

Product Details

  • Vinyl (August 15, 1995)
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • ASIN: B000001EF7
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,496,226 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mister Hip-Hop on September 17, 2002
Format: Audio CD
This is a classic album from a duo of brothers, B.G. Knocc Out & Dresta, who made names for themselves on tracks by Eazy-E. The atmosphere of the album is unbelieveable; beautiful singing voices and intelligent lyrics put this album to the top. Of the duo, I like B.G. Knocc Out best, because of his amazing lyrical ability and versatile flow, though Dresta is also very gifted, with a style all his own. Though no longer on Eazy-E's Ruthless Records (Eazy had died of AIDS not long before this album came out), these two showed that they could manage on their own, now on Outburst Records, a division of Def Jam Recordings. Plus, unlike many rap albums, B.G. and Dresta take on many subjects, whether it's talking about the puzzle of life, catching enemies slipping, street life, picking up ladies, talking back to other emcees, or just jumping in the car and taking a ride, it's great.
The highlights on this album include the excellent party opener, "Every Day, All Day", which really brings you into the album, "Jealousy", the single in which B.G. Knocc Out & Dresta express their anger towards all jealous people. On the true-life track "Who's The 'G'", B.G. Knocc Out goes solo and talks about many of his bad influences as a child, including his first drive-by at age eight, and his first high-speed chase at age nine. My favorite, the party song "Compton Swinging", has the "Hollywood Swinging" Kool & The Gang sample, used with italian-sounding keyboard waves. I found "Life's A Puzzle" very profound with Dresta and B.G. Knocc Out talking about facts of street life. The heavy bass-bumping of "Compton Girl" has Dresta talking about women over a great keyboard and bass beat, while the slower "Mic Check" is another gangsta jam session with B.G. Knocc Out doing a great job, and Dresta putting in a great verse.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By ThaRealest0431 on February 5, 2005
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
After entering the rap game on Eazy-E's "Real Mutha*******' G's, B.G. Knocc Out and his brother Dresta put out a collaboration album, "Real Brothas".

1. Everyday All Day - Great bangin beat, Dresta rips this track, nice hook - 5/5

2. Jealousy - Good beat, Dresta and B.G. flow nicely, hook is great - 5/5

3. Whose the "G" - Good beat, B.G. murders this solo track, great hook - 4.5/5

4. Compton Swangin' - Real hard beat, Good verses, nice hook - 4.5/5

5. Life's a Puzzle - Good beat, B.G. and Dresta just kill it, hook is good - 5/5

6. B. G. Knocc Out - Alright beat, B.G and Dresta come hard, hook is annoying and repeated way too much - 3.5/5

7. Compton Hoe - BANGIN beat, Dresta comes real nice on this solo track, good hook - 5/5

8. Micc Checc - Nice beat, B.G. and Dresta come grimy as ever, nice hook - 4.5/5

9. Compton & Watts - Crazy beat, Dresta kills it, GREAT ish - 5/5

10. 50:50 Luv - Great beat, Dresta and B.G. kill it - decent hook - 4/5

11. Real Brothas - Great beat, B.G. and Dresta come hard....the last verse is classic, there really wasn't a hook - 4.5/5

12. Do or Die - Another hard beat, B.G. rips apart this solo track, great hook - 4.5/5

13. Take a Ride - Great beat, Dresta flows so nice to the beat, Hook is track on the album - 5/5

14. Down Goes Another N**** - Decent beat, Dresta and B.G. come real hard, alright hook - 3.5/5

15. D.P.G. Killa - Nice beat, Dresta and B.G. diss D.P.G. and Death Row, hook is alright - 3.5/5

Overall: 67/75

4.5 Stars

B.G. and Dresta put out a nearly classic album. It's just sad how they quickly faded from the scene. B.G. is still in jail and will be coming out next year in 2006 and Dresta is hard a work on his first solo album, "The Ghetto Messiah" which is slated to be released this coming September...
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By ctrx VINE VOICE on December 3, 2006
Format: Audio CD
In late 1995, Compton natives and half-brothers BG Knocc Out & Dresta released their debut album "Real Brothas" to little fanfare on Eazy-E's Ruthless Records. Recently I have been going through my collection and reviewing some of my favorite albums, trying to steer people towards some underrated hip hop releases. "Real Brothas" shines on multiple levels. While on the surface the duo may just look like another jeri-curled, Compton Crip rap group, Knocc Out and Dresta are two of the toughest, grittiest west coast rappers that I have heard, and despite their young age they come as hard as any, heavy with threats and stories. Musically the production is excellent, graced with the slow rolling, heavy bass, whiny synths, and hard beats of the best g-funk records of the 90s. Unfortunately, this album is long out of print and impossible to find, making its legend even greater. "Real Brothas" is one of my favorite west coast g-funk albums and I highly recommend it.

The album begins with the banger "Everyday Allday," which is an upbeat cut with funky guitar line and bass, the MCs introduce themselves and their lifestyle. "Jealousy" explores the trials and tribulations of gang life, and the chorus is well sung by a female singer. "Who's the `G'?" is straight gangsta rap, with a nice woozy synth, another good song. "Compton Swingin'" is awesome, a funky, representing track with a great chorus, production, and verses from both parties. "Life's a Puzzle" drops a little philosophy, telling some stories too. Younger brother BG Knocc Out gets a chance to shine and explore his character on his self-titled solo cut. "Compton Hoe" is humorous and entertaining and boasts one of the best beats on the album. My favorite song is "Micc Checc," which is slow-rolling and will keep your head nodding.
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