With production help from A Tribe Called Quest, they create spare, tension-filled, intense soundscapes, and twist reggae and vintage soul samples into unrecognizable, bass-heavy tracks. These phosphor bronze strings will give you the warm acoustic sound and durable longevity you want. All in all, the songs all thump well and the lyrics are solid. What I found is that this trio has some of the fastest, smoothest rhymes I have ever heard. By late 1992, it was certified gold by the , for shipping 500,000 copies in the United States. People aged 25 - 35 will particularly appreciate this. So enjoy the short but sweet format.
Don't Take It Personal is one of the best rap releases from '92. I immediately went and grabbed the album. But that still wasn't enough to sway me. Regardless of your playing style, D'Addario has a set of strings that's right for your bass. I occasionally listen to Dre and i got some Eminem, but these guys rap better then those guys any day. Don't Take It Personal, their music turned out to be every bit as curious and intriguing.
The sound is vintage early 90's east coast flavor which never gets old to me. All the peer crews, however, were so progressive because they grew up fully in a hip-hop culture and lifestyle, and knew where they wanted to take it, thereby developing unique styles and, occasionally, novelties to help them stand out. Many top guitarists won't play any other brand. As far as flaws, I would have to say that there really aren't any. This is the coolest album i've heard in a long time.
Its pretty cool to hear some new raps to my ears. So I didn't give these guys the time of day for about 3 or 4 months. I think the fact that west coast was becoming a raging monster in the rap game helped make this joint as slept on as it is. The music is inundated with kung fu movie dialogue snippets and all manner of lyrical references to pop culture, both obscure and otherwise; this provides the album with a joyous, tongue-in-cheek, almost cartoonish flair. I thought the name Fu-Schnickens was funny so I gave a listen and was I glad I did.
Recording sessions for the album took place at Battery Studios in ,. Poc Fu is nice too, but in a more gritty, hardcore kind of way. I am not the biggest rap fan in the world, but I love this stuff, and these guys do impress. Don't Take It Personal is the debut from group , released February 25, 1992 on. Their lyrics are intertwined with a ton of references to pop culture like captain caveman.
I think what immediately jumps out about this album is easily Chip Fu. Sometimes it seems like dude just doesn't come up for air. Phosphor Bronze was introduced to string making by D'Addario in 1974 and has become synonymous with warm acoustic tone. Standout Tracks: Ring The Alarm, Back Off, La Schmoove feat. Even though this album is 10 years old now, it's still pretty fresh. The beats are harder than what I expected given the names in the producer credits -- A Tribe Called Quest 3 tracks , Dres 1 track , Lyvio G.
Even better is the trio's ear for vocal hooks, which stamp each song with an instant appeal. Once they dropped their debut album, F. Don't Take It Personal peaked at sixty-four on the U. The album peaked at number sixty-four on the chart. I recommend grabbing this joint if you come across it. Also, every now and then Moc Fu will drop a wack line and because the rest of the album is so dope, it sort of magnifies his slip ups. I came upon this album almost by accident.
To be honest, there are probably one or two mediocre beats Check It Out, Bebo , but Chip's flow carries any mediocrity found here. I listened to the whole thing twice. My uncle gave me this cd to borrow. The album was certified gold in 1992. .
D'Addario is the world's largest manufacturer of strings for musical instruments. I just discovered this cd yesterday. I thought the beat was corny and the video was definitely corny. You'll be glad you did. Fu-Schnickens were no different in this respect, and although their fashion sense kung fu outfits on the cover and taste in influences may have initially painted them as a novelty, their approach to music was straight serious on this debut album, and it shows.