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Diabolique

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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Insane
  2. MC Assault
  3. Big Katz (featuring Sir Menelik)
  4. Who Is Here???
  5. Burn RMX
  6. Diabolique
  7. Kaos
  8. Live & Let Die
  9. Life Ain't the Same (featuring Sir Menelik and Mike L.)
  10. Dip Dip Die!!!
  11. Make Em Suffer
  12. Connections
  13. Pick Up the Mic
  14. Voices
  15. Y
  16. No Competition (featuring Mike L and Scaramanga)
  17. Properties of Steel
  18. Y


Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 11, 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sneak Tip Records
  • ASIN: B00000IXWC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #727,168 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Format: Audio CD
Godfather Don is a unique and visionary talent.
My first exposure to Don was via his exemplary production on Ultramagnetic's underrated classic 'The Four Horsemen'.

Don's atmospheric, psychedelic boom bap was the perfect backdrop for Kool Keith and Ced Gee to drop their unique and dexterous brand of lyrical science over.

There are two things that set Godfather apart from most of his contemporaries.

First and foremost, Don uses a unique sound pallet. He cribs sounds from a far more diverse array of sources than your average producer. His beats have a very unique dark, psychedelic, and jazzy undercurrent.
This provides the perfect canvas for the Godfather to unleash his lyrically mastery. The man has a truly sick flow, he could destroy 95% of today's MC upon the mic.
Don goes off on the mic, with a delicious blend of word play, ill poetics, and dusty imagery that few can touch.

If for some reason you have slept on the great Godfather (many of you have), don't sleep any longer.

On a side note, I cannot believe that people are attempting to sell this CD for $160! If one were so inclined, they could find this album on good MP3 blogs (such as my own).

If you want to give this a listen, let me know (eyesandteeth at gmail)

Peace.
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Format: Audio CD
The previous reviews for this amazing LP do no justice. It has been awhile since I discovered a mid-nineties hip-hop masterpiece like this. Not since Group Home's "Living Proof" has a record delievered that perfect mesh of eerie production and intelligent flows like "Diabolique." It has grimy tracks that could be defined as "horrorcore" but others that are generally positive feel-good tracks. The quality of the production here stands up IMO to any modern release. Great samples add substance to each track instead of being tacked-on and annoying like most popular rap. Just listen to the track "Live and Let Die"... I have hundreds of hip-hop albums, and I can honestly say that this is one of the best tracks I have ever heard (in any genre). Godfather Don pulled off some incredible balance on this CD, there are party friendly tracks and dark, introspective songs as well. It's not often that I find a hip-hop album that requires little to no track skipping, but "Diabolique" is a rare and dying breed indeed. :(

I would recommend picking up this album at ANY cost. FYI: I never lie.
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By A Customer on October 23, 2001
Format: Audio CD
ill record no doubt, the production is tight and godfather don is an ill mc no question about it buy it if u are into kool keit and sir menelik
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Godfather Don's first official solo long player "Diabolique", though highly anticipated [by me], did not turn out to be a full length of the sort of material on the 12"s that led up to it's release. The production feels rushed in places and the blazing beats that made GD a household name on such classics as "Piece of The Action" and the horror core of The Cenobites project and the are dissapointing, with the exception of "Properties of Steel" and "Life Ain't the Same", a B-side released in 1997 and an A-side from 1998 respectively. The inclusion of the aforementioned single cuts really cemented the letdown, as the bulk of the LP really doesn't come through, which is a shame since this is the only widely distibuted material of Godfather Don and the only material that is still available, although at this point in time I believe Amazon is holding deadstock.. For a real taste, look for all his singles on Hydra and The Cenobites LP on the defunct Fondle 'Em label, I dont know, on Kaaza or whatever that thing is.
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