zaterdag 19 juni 2010

A+ - Hempstead High

A+ exhibited enough potential on his debut album The Latch Key Kid for many to consider him as being one of hip-hop's most promising future lyrical assassins. After all you do not hear many 14-year-old shorties rocking the mic as profusely as he did on his debut. However after a two-year layoff in between LP's, A+ has moved on to present himself as hip-hop's version of Usher. But not only has A+ lost his innocence, he has also lost any sense of originality. The few gems on this album stick out like a sore thumb, since they're few and far between. When A+ sticks to simple, yet effective beats and rhymes, he reaps the benefits, as on "Parkside Garden." A+ desperately needs to find his own unique identity and style. "Hempstead High" is aptly titled as it is a high schoolish effort at best; hopefully, with his next LP A+ will mature mentally, instead of physically, and come into his own. Released March 23, 1999 on Kedar Entertainment, the album peaked at #60 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums.

''Intro (Classroom)'' (Produced By. Smith Bros) 1:52

''Enjoy Yourself'' (Produced By. Tyrone Fyffe) 3:38

''Up Top New York'' (feat. Mr. Cheeks) (Produced By. Bink) 4:56

''Gotta Have It'' (Produced By. Clark Kent) 4:08

''Boyz 2 Men'' (feat. Canibus & The Lost Boyz) (Produced By. Bink) 3:54

''Watcha Weigh Me'' (feat. MJG) (Produced By. Mo Suave A) 4:11

''Understand The Game'' (feat. Erykah Badu) (Produced By. Bink) 3:48

''Don't Make Me Wait'' (Produced By. Lil' Shawn) 3:58

''The Score (Interlude)'' (Produced By. Smith Bros) 1:09

''It's On You'' (feat. Chico DeBarge) (Produced By. Smith Bros) 4:31

''What The Deal'' (feat. Cardan) (Produced By. Bink) 3:37

''Price Of Fame'' (Produced By. Smith Bros & Clark Kent) 3:35

''Staggering And Stuttering'' (feat. Psycho Drama) (Produced By. Mo Suave A) 5:18

''Parkside Gardens'' (Produced By. Bink) 5:18

(if you like what you hear GO OUT AND PURCHASE the album cuz if its good music its worth it)

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