Dr. Dre 2001: Best album of 1999!
Yeah fuckin right. Words can't explain how damn weak this album is. I was curious, however, to know why those on this board rate it so highly. The lyrics are absolutely wack. Nothing new, innovative, positive, intelligent, etc. The fact that many were ghostwritten baffles me. I thought wack MCs were supposed to have relatively good lyrics written for them. I guess not, if you go by Dre's lyrics. A former gay doctor acting like a gangsta? Yall eat that nonsense up. I bet you really think he's "real," don't you? Guns, hos, weed. It's remarkable how stereotypical, negative, and uncreative some people can be with their rhymes. I will give Dre credit for writing a song about his dead brother, but it was not good at all.
The beats, to be honest aren't as good as everybody says. He has about 4 or 5 spectacular beats, a couple OK ones, and the rest are not that interesting. His guests suck and have nothing good to add to the album.
Why, when heads diss popular jiggy, fake gangsta shit comin out from the east and south, would yall praise this piece of shit? I've asked this question before and I never got a satisfactory answer.
Please someone explain the hypocrisy.
YOU EVEN FUCKED UP THE LYRICS...IF YOU WANNA A REAL EMCEE THAT'S WHITE CHECK OUT AESOPROCK!!! HE'S TIGHT AS A MOTHERFUCKER AND EMINEM AIN'T SHIT COMPARED TO HIM...FUCK WHAT YOU HEARD!
You go, NTW!!
Please give me one line from either one that is not some trash about killin somebody or fuckin a "ho."
You want it, you got it
Rock Bottom by Eminem
That have now idea whats it like to be broke as fuck
I feel like im waliking a tight rope
Without a circus net
Im popping percuset
Im a nervous wreck
I deserve respect
But im working sweat for this worthless cheque
Bout to burst this tec, for somebody to reverse this debt
Minimum wage got my idrenaling cave
Pull the venom in rage
Ecspecially when im engaged
And my daughters down to her last dipper
Thats got my ass hiper
I prayed to god answers, maybe i'll ask nicer
Watching bollocks well they crossing and pathfinders
These overnight stars become autograph signers
We'll all gone blow up and leave the past behind us
Along with the small fry's and average half pinters
Well Player Haters turn a bitch like they have vagina's
'Cause we see them dollar signs and let the cash blind us
Money will brainwash and leave your ass minus
Snakes sliver up the grass spine less
Thats Rock Bottom
When this life makes you mad enough to kill
Thats Rock Bottom
When you want somthing bad enough you'll steal
Thats Rock Botoom
When you feel you have had it up to hear
'cause you mad enough to scream but you sad enough to tear
My life is full of empty promises
And broken dreams
Im hopen things will look up
But there aint no job openings
I feel discouraged hungry and malnutrition'd
Liven in this house with no furness, un-furnished
Im sick of working dead end jobs with lame pay
Tired of being hired and fired on the same day
But Fuck it, you know the rules to the game, play
'Cause when we die we know were all going the same way
Its cool to be player, but it sucks to be the man
'Cause all you need is bucks to be the man
Hustle up steerts are damn
Too comfortable and roomy in the six
They threw me in the mix
God these loony loony lunatics
Walk around impressed
And smoke a pound of sets a day
And yesterday we'll buy some phreakersem's like it was just today
My daughter wants to throw the ball but im too stressed to play
Life half my life throw the rest away
Theres people that love me and people that hate me
But its the evil that made me this backstabber MC called Slim Shady
I want the money, the woeman, the fortune, the fame
Means I aint burning in hell scorching in flames
Means I m stealing your cheque book and forging your name
Like times lives for eternal torture and pain
'Cause right now I feel like just hit the rock bottom
I got problems and now everbody on my block's got 'em
Im screaming like those two cops when 2pac shot 'em
Holding two glocks, I hope your door got two locks on 'em
My daughters feet aint got no shoe's or sock's on 'em
And them rings you wearing look like they got a few rock's on 'em
When you flaunting them I could be taking them to shops to pawn them
I got a couple of rings and a brand new whatch you want 'em?
'Cause I never went gold of one song
Im running up on someones mum with guns drawn
See Son Du, I disagree. I don't think he nor his guests sound good at all. But maybe my perception is warped because their lyrics suck so bad.
NWT. You're a young one, huh? You obviously don't know real hip hop if you think Feminem and Bitchman have lyrics. Please give me one line from either one that is not some trash about killin somebody or fuckin a "ho." That's right, you think that this is dope lyricism.
And again. I always give credit where it's due, but seriously, the beats are not all that good. Like I said, he had some dope ones, but the rest were nothing special.
Damn, you kids are Un-fucking-believable!!
Now I know that this album isn't the tightest piece of work I've ever heard, but point blank: the beats are BANGIN'!!
As for the lyrics, we all know Dre ain't no M.C., nor does he pretend to be, so let's get off that. Besides, even though he ain't no M.C. and he doesn't write his rhymes, at least he sounds good spittin em', which is more than I can say for most of the psuedo-intellectual, wannabe Mr. Wizard, suburban lyrical-genius "M.C."s that most of this board tends to dick-ride.
I'm sorry, but the sound of the album is nice. Anyone who thinks otherwise should put out something better before trying to criticize a nigga with more than 10 years of gettin' busy in this game under his belt. I bet half of ya'll were still gettin' breast-fed 10 years ago!
Next time just save your allowance until a new Anticon record comes out or something.
But I ain't mad atcha!
The only good thing about that album is Dre sniffin' the danks on the inside cover.
Dr.Dre's 2001 is definitly one of the top albums of 1999. First off the beats are bangin'. Nearly every beat is great. Eminem and Hitman rip the mic every time, great lyrics, great flow. Them, and others such as Kurupt and Royce the 5'9" write lyrics for Dre on the album. Dre has always had a great flow and they write great lyrics for him to kick, just as others have in the past such as DOC, Snoop, Ice Cube and others.
All the guest on the album are great, especially Snoop and Eminem. Those two have great lyrics and voices, and have the flows and mic personality to back them up. Songs like Light Speed, Forgot About Dre and What's The Difference, as well as many others show that Dre is always coming through with something new and innovative.
As far as people saying that the album isn't positive or intelligent, since when does hiphop have to be postive? A good portion of hiphop isn't and a good portion of the world we live in isn't.
NWA was revolutionary at it's time
The Chronic was revolutionary at its time
and 2001 will prove to be revolutionary when looking back a few years down the line.
So there's your answer for all who asked.
Its all just personal opinion man. I don`t like myself, and I`ve always thought the guy need to learn to MC properly - listening to Dre chat, with the exception of Express yourself, always sends me to sleep.
The beats are wack and so are the lyrics.
So what makes it sound good??????????????
This is hip hop you fuckin scientist! The truth is it doesen't have to be real, intelligent, positive, or jiggy. It just has to sound good.
Stop being a punk ass square!
I agree totally with what your saying. I peeped a couple of dre's tracks but they were wack. The lyrics as you said were fucking lame. I mean if you not gonna write your own lyrics at least get someone decent to write them. I even thought the production was weak, nothing which has been done before and better. If your a Dre fan please explain this mysterious attraction to his crotch cos to me it is insanity!!???