BIGRuss wrote: »
hold it down was my favorite album from them. they were one of the first groups that paved the way for hardcore hip hop in the very early 90's. hi-tech boots, skully hats, dreads. that whole era.
Tree Fiddy wrote: »
No homo at you basing your opinion on a rapper's uniform.
Judge rap by lyrics, not outfits.
dookeyface wrote: »
Legends?? Nah. Perfect example of what I mean when I say words like "classic", "legend", "GOAT", etc, get thrown around in hip hop too much. If you look at it, they came with a different style (iggity), and had moderate success. Came back out with 2nd album, totally ignoring said (iggity) style that was bitten, and run into the ground by every other rapper, and did no numbers. Came out a 3rd time, trying to use (iggity) style which by now was a novelty like The Rappin' Duke ( da har, da har) and did even worse. It's a wrap, these boys is done. Decent rappers. No more, no less.
enomujacku wrote: »
yeah they done now. so wat would you call a group that rappas based they whole style off?? they played a certain part in hip-hop that led to it's growth, no matter how small it was.
raw_dawg wrote: »
Obviously you don't know their history. They started with the iggity on They Want Efx which is a classic album. Then people bit them hard. They stayed with the iggity on their second CD Str8 Up Sewaside & it flopped compared to the first. Then on Hold It Down, they dumped the iggity & were relevant again with a gritty hardcore CD. Then they dropped Generation Efx & used the iggity again & failed. They alos dropped How We Do which had one minor hit but was wiggity wack. But they have a place in hip hop history because they came in with a style that changed hip hop for a time. But legends, nope because they didn't last too long.
dookeyface wrote: »
If these niggas is "legends" why is it they've never appeared on anybody's top (5, 10, etc) list? You gotta be real and take a step back, and accept what they did as just that. Nothing ground breaking. They had a style that was kinda cartoonish (yet different), and people dug it for 1 album. They couldn't use it for the 2nd album (cause it was played out, and they knew it). They thought they could use that shit again for album 3 & 4, and by then the shit seemed gimmicky, and that's it. In between it all, they had some bangers (They Want Efx, Real Hip Hop), some hardcore shit (Hard Like A Criminal, Straight From Da Sewer) and some aiite shit (Set It Off). I place them alongside a groups like UMCs, Fu-Schnickens, LOTUG, Smif N Wessun, etc. Definitely ill in they're time, but legendary is reachin'. Legends, imo have a history that's consistent & undeniable (LL Cool J for example).
curtis75black wrote: »
If they had the longevity and re-invented themselves throughout the years after their debut I would've called them legends but they were just good for that time period.