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on July 5, 2004
I liked this album by Whodini. They made some fun party songs, yet also had songs with positive messages. Many of these songs I still remember, especially Friends, Freaks Come out At Night, Haunted House of Rock, One Love (smart merging of rap and R&B sounds on that song, even industrial sounding for 1986), and many others. Although they ran out of hits after 1987, these songs are still addictive and still hold up. One omission--Growing Up, something that should be applied to some of today's young people and their out of control lifestyles. Whodini should be commended for their contributions to the rap genre.
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on September 24, 1999
this disc takes me back and i dig all there jams.freaks come out at night can still rock any party.one love is a cool message joint.this group wasn't like any other group.which was the way to be back in the day.fun music but also with a message.they didn't try to shove there personalitys down your throat unlike most artists and groups feel they must do.cuz they were good at what they did.
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on March 9, 2007
Whodini has to be one of my favorite old school rap groups of all time! They have a distinct style and original background beats that no one else can match. "Five Minutes Of Funk" is one of my all-time favorite rap songs, particularly since the lyrics are recognizable, and free of all that annoying yelling and screaming modern-day rappers like to force on listeners. It's also free from another annoyance of today's rap music: shout-outs... There's nothing more annoying than a rap song full of nothing but shout-outs to a bunch of people that listeners don't care about. This album, aside from "Five Minutes Of Funk", has plenty of other tracks to keep your attention. "One Love" is a smooth-rhythm track with a nice, mellow tempo. It also has some creative lyrics that makes the song resemble somewhat of a rap-ballad. "Friends" is a song that just about every rap fan recognizes and memorizes, and "Freaks Come Out At Night" is a staple of all old school rap fans' collections. Both are heavily recognizable songs that anyone from the '80's that followed rap will recall. You will likely enjoy "I'm A Ho" since it's a comical track with creative style of rhymin' to a rather silly theme. "Escape" was an underrated track, since most fans don't recall that one unless they bought Whodini's album. That song was not a popular radio play, but still a good one to listen to for buyers. "Funky Beat" is one of Whodini's later releases, and a bit different than their more original material. However, it still lends a unique backdrop beat along with catchy lyrics. This compilation ranks as one of my favorites of all time, and if you're into old school rap at all, it will rank up there for you as well.
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on June 10, 2001
what can i say, these guys are the bomb. newcleus claimed to have lost only one street jam battle, it was to jalil and ecstasy who would later be known as whodini.
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on October 13, 2007
OMG!I M WATCHING THEM RIGHT NOW, AND IF YOU DO NOT HAVE OR OWN WHODINI CD,OR KNOW OF THEM,THEN YOUR WHACK.
ten stars across the boardssssssssssss!!!!!!

they are appearing ENCORE PRESENTATION THIS WEEKEND ON VH-1 hip hop honors
look older,gained WAY TOO MUCH WEIGHT. but who cares i love these papi chulo's back in the 1980's and early 1990 era.they WERE HIP HOP,AND NEW YORK WAS ON THE MAP(well,unlike now!)
they are true pioneers of when HIP HOP WAS NOT SO Abhorrently awful,most of us KNOW IT IS NO LONGER HIP HOP,REAL HIP ANYHOW.

i love them and all their greatest hits they performing brings me back to a time when HIP HOP WAS FUN INNOCENT RAW STRAIGHT UP NYC,STYLE LOVE THEM
AND GOING TO ORDER THEIR STUFF RIGHT NOW,AS I HAVE STILL THE ACTUAL OLD CLASSIC 1990 RECORD(s)BUT WANT IT ON CD.one love and friends and other hits are da bomb still and IF YOU DO NOT KNOW ABOUT HIP HOP WHODINI THEN YOU HAVE NO BUSINESS SAYING YOU KNOW HIP HOP...
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on September 12, 2004
THIS ALBUM DESERVES MORE THAN 5 STARS. I LIKE THIS WHOLE ALBUM. IT CONTAINS ALL OF MY FAVORITE SONGS FROM WHODINI. I USED TO LIKE ALL OF THEIR MUSIC BACK IN THE DAY. IT CONTAINS MY FAVORITES ONE LOVE, THE FREAKS COME OUT AT NIGHT, FRIENDS, FUNKY BEAT, AND MANY GREAT OTHERS. I USED TO LOVE SEEING WHODINI'S MUSIC VIDEOS ON BET. I REALLY LIKE THIS ALBUM. I RECOMMEND ANYONE WHO LIKES WHODINI TO PURCHASE THIS ALBUM.
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on March 3, 2004
IM TRULY OLD SCHOOL I HAVE BEEN DOWN WITH THESE CATS FOR TWENTY YEARS I JUST RECENTLY MEANT THEM IN DETROIT LAST SUMMER ONE OF THE GREATEST RAP GROUP OF ALL TIMES WHO DONT GET THERE RESPECT.JUST LISTEN TO THE CLASSICS.ONE LOVE GARY IN DETROIT.
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on January 14, 2007
Whodini was big in the mid eighties with hits like 5 Minutes of Funk, Friends, One Love, Big Mouth and the Freaks Come Out at Night. This album was undoubtedly one of the top rap albums of 1984-1985. All of Whodini's big hits are on this one album. Nuff respect to Jahlil, Grand Master Dee and Extasy.
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on November 4, 1998
The album comprises elements of all the fundamentals of rap. From the intoxicating melodies of the low stream grooves, to the mighty highs of the bass heavy roots ensemble, the track deserves more than just a listen...it deserves to be studied...and LEARNED!!!
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on May 1, 1999
A must for anybody who appreciates rap, funk, or R&B. You'll never get bored of this CD - I guarantee. Whodini is arguably the one group in history who can rap great and still make every track have an infectious beat.
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