- Audio CD (October 15, 1996)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Profile
- ASIN: B000000CJL
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,123 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
New World Order
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Wise Intelligent accepted the challenge that Public Enemy gave to the rap world in 1988, and on this album he finally lives up to it. _New World Order_ has violently provocative politics (the word "whitey" appears about a dozen times), plus a hatred of gangstas and "playas" that would be cruel if it didn't sound so GOOD. There sure is a **l-o-t** of profanity, but even the most squeamish of rap fans won't be able to resist the joyously angry message and the funky, fonke music -- for you South Park fans, imagine Cartman (with an afro) jammin' with Chef. And if that isn't enough to make you buy this album right now, consider the guest list: KRS-One, the Fugees, Brother J (of the X-Clan, which should be your next stop on Amazon.com), Sluggy Ranks, and Nine -- plus samples from Sade, Raekwon, and Mobb Deep. The KRS duet, "Conscious Style," might be the most effective rap song of the decade. So don't run, don't walk -- just click to! buy this album, and don't forget to buy that bass cannon for your Jeep. You're gonna need it.
Lyrics - 10/10
Beats - 10/10
Origianlity - 10/10
Replay Value - 9/10
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Everything about this album screams masterpiece. The underlying message within this album took me a few spins to fully appreciate, once I got it this album became even doper.
The beats are incredible, the best they've ever handled. The lyrics, track themes & skits are all very well thought out and Wise Intelligent rips the mic harder and more passionately than I've ever heard him. The guest spots are the shining stars of Hip-Hop's social-concious/political/afrocentric/5 %er scenes: KRS-One, The Fugees, Nine, Brother J (X-Clan) and more.
Bottom Line: This album is a masterpiece, if PRTs weren't so slept-on everyone would recognize it as so. Every Hip-Hop head should own this album (along with the previous 3 PRT LPs). 5 stars, Peace.
There aren't any flaws on this album. Well, at least none that I can think of. As far as I'm concerned, this is a perfect hip hop record. The songs are great, the interludes are well placed without being contrived or unoriginal, and the guest appearances all come off well (even Pras (from the Fugees) makes an appearance and does a decent job -- and I can't stand him). Basically, you'd be hard pressed to find anything wrong here.
New World Order is probably the most well rounded of the PRT albums and it still sounds fresh 10 years after its release. I recommend adding this album, as well as the rest of their discography, to your collection. Also, check out Wise Intelligent's outstanding solo joint (Killin' U For Fun) for more knowledge/ill verses.
Standout Tracks: Fo Da Love Of This feat. Jr. Reid, My Three Wives (Shakiyla Pt. 3) feat.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
90's hip-hop at its finest...rare album that I'm so glad I have again.Published 20 months ago by Bmoney
VEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERY UNDERRATED THIS CD IS WORTH EVERY BIT ADD TO YOUR COLLECTION 10 STARS AND OOP CD MUST HAVE THANKSPublished on June 26, 2014 by ILMUSIC
I originally bought this CD back in 1996. I miss this type of music. It's Good to hear it again.Published on August 31, 2013 by MrShabazz
One of my all time favorite albums
Poor righteous teachers are absolute legends!!!
Buy this album, keep Hip Hop alive!
Golden age of hip hop....PRT shows how you join at the intersection of lyricism, beats and conscious style. A must have in your library if you're a serious hip hop enthusiast.Published on November 25, 2012 by Teri
Being an aficionado of Hip-hop I had high expectations for this album. Having said that, it's a good album. Not much in the form of catchy loops or beats though.Published on February 10, 2010 by Spyscience
boy, this is the PRT i was waiting for. i think they became even harder in BLACK BUSINESS first (never heard that one). this one is ESSENTIAL from beginning to end. Read morePublished on January 24, 2007 by Martin L. King
Best album of the highly underrated Poor Righteous Teachers.
Everything about this album is great. Especially the first few songs and of course the song with KRS ONE. Read more
Admiro MCs como Wise Intelligent que se preocupan por las futuras generaciones.Siempre da un ejemplo de positivismo y hace sentir orgullo por las minorías,sin alejarse del... Read morePublished on July 3, 1999