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Swass

4.6 out of 5 stars 52 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 13, 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B000WS4OTS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #478,106 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Eric C. Baur on October 4, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Unfortunately, many people have pigeon-holed Sir Mix-A-Lot as a "Weird Al" style rapper who busts rhymes about big butts and buttermilk biscuits. Sadly, this just isn't true. Swass is a pristine example of old-school rap that was just starting to become mainstream when this ablum was initally released. As well, Mix-A-Lot helped bring Seattle to the rap mainstream when most artists were based either in New York or L.A.

I must admit that Swass is one of my favorite rap albums ever. Each song has it's own individual flavor. And although the subject matter (i.e. Biscuits, etc.) may be stupid by today's standards, the rhymes still flow nicely and are well thought-out. However, this reissue has a serious flaw that simply cannot be overlooked. The version of "Rippin'" contained on this release has been remixed and it isn't good. Although the primary beat is the same, it seems that Mix-A-Lot completely re-rapped the song to try and update it with "hipper" language. It doesn't flow well and pretty much ruins the song. This is huge because Rippin' was one of the great standout singles (along with Posse on Broadway and Buttermilk Biscuits) on Swass. What makes this even more perplexing is that none of the other songs on this reissue have been touched.

So in the end, it turns out that Swass is still a classic example of old school rap. However, if you are looking for the original version of the song Rippin', skip this reissue and go try and buy the original release in a used record store.
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By A Customer on June 10, 1999
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this CD is great. By far the best Sir Mix-A-Lot CD. All the songs rock, and all sound different. There is heavy metal on Iron Man, comedy on Bremelo, and Kid Sensation adds some phat beats on Square Dance Rap, Buttermilk Buscuits, and Rippin'. A definite buy for anyone that likes old school rap.
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By A Customer on February 2, 2003
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I have been listening to this cd since I was in middle school (about 12 years ago). This cd just gets better with age. It makes me kinda sad that there isn't anything out there like it today. It's from a different time when people didn't have to rap about killing one another. Swass is all about having a good time. It's funny and entertaining and is totally meant to be taken lightly. You're supposed to be able to laugh and smile the whole time that you're rapping right along with Mix a lot and Kid Sensation. I would recommend it to anyone who is just looking for a different view of rap.
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You can't put anything but perfection for Buttermilk Biscuits. But seriously, this was when rap back in the late 80's and very early 90's was still a nice genre and hadn't yet switched to the filthy trash that is out now.
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OK so it almost 2006 and this last weekend I am still trying to convince some stranger that this was one of the best hip-hop albums ever made. I dont know why, its not as socially responsible as Public Enemy, it doesn't flow like A Tribe Called Quest, and it doesn't jam like Jurassic 5, BUT ITS DAMN GOOD! I DON'T KNOW WHY. I remember trying to convince someone back in 1988 how good this album was as they nodded their head to the racy lyrics of Too Short. I am gonna keep trying Mix-a-lot.

FYI - I made sure this CD was playing when my first son was born - well at least on the way to the hospital.
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I don't care - Mixalot is Seattle's greatest export. Ya'll can't step to the lyrical excellence, to the mack daddy attitude - Mix is it. SeaTown Represent!
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By A Customer on January 20, 1999
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Dog, this cd is a classic. From the all out speaker tearing posse on broadway, to the fast paced rythem of rippin, this cd has it all. For those who dont know, you really should ask somebody.
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This album is what rap SHOULD be all about. It's fun and bass heavy and just enjoyable to listen to. Sometimes yes, it does get a little cheesy, but that is a big part of the charm to this album. Think of the b@lls it takes to open up your debut CD with a song called "Buttermilk Biscuits" where you rap with an effect on your voice that makes you sound like a chipmunk. I give mix-a-lot a lot of credit for that and for always keeping a sense of humor in rap music which is definately lacking today. This album also used very inventive beats. The music for the song "swass" is very simple but also very unique and sounds very different than your average rap song of that time. It also inspired whoever it is to rip off the chorus line "don't you wish your boyfriend was swass like me?" just change the word "swass" to "hot" and you have yourself a hit. Anyway, bottom line is I think this is a timeless album that is very fun to listen to.
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