Almost 4 LONG AZZ HOURS scanning and upping this magazine! You know what that means, right?
Anyway, I was going to write a long, boring essay about Hell On Earth and provide a slight comparison between it and The Infamous when I remembered that Travis had already tackled this topic at WYDU. So give him due credit for his write up and let me know which album you think is the best between those two. Even though The Infamous is still just ahead of it in my mind, I’ve been playing Hell On Earth for a few weeks now and the consistency is astounding. Havoc learned quite a bit from Q-Tip. It’s one of my all time favorite ‘night time listening’ albums along with Black Moon’s Enta Da Stage. I still have one lingering question regarding this album. Why were they dissing Def Squad (specifically Keith Murray)? I'm sure they didn't have beef with Redman but why were they going at Keith like that?
Westside Connection – Bow Down (4.5 mics) – Whut??? I don’t care how much you love Wack 10, no way is this 4.5 mics!
Mobb Deep – Hell On Earth (4.5 mics)
Mo Thugs – Mo Thugs Family Scriptures (4 mics)
Ghostface Killah – Iron Man (4 mics)
E-40 – The Hall of Game (4 mics)
Da Brat – Anutha Tantrum (3.5 mics)
Almighty RSO – Doomsday: Forever RSO (3.5 mics) – Benzino strikes again!
Jeru the Damaja – Wrath of the Math (3 mics)
Silkk – The Shocker (2.5 mics)
Richie Rich – Seasoned Veteran (3.5 mics)
PMD – Business is Business (2.5 mics)
Lil Kim – Queen Bee (3.5 mics)
Keith Murray – Enigma (3.5 mics)
B-Legit – The
House of Pain – Truth Crushed to Earth Shall Rise Again (3 mics)Tela – Piece of Mind (3.5 mics)
Source December 1996 issue and fat tape