Davey D's
Friday Night Vibe Top 30
January 31-February 10 1998 1997

The Friday Night Vibe
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1 SPICE 1 I'm High97 Jive
2ICE CUBEWe Be Clubbin'95Priority
3DAS EFXRap Scholar96East West
4DIAMOND w/ BustaThis One91Mercury
5CHRISTIONThe Ghetto82Roc-A-Fella
6LUNIZ w/ RedmanHypnotize86Noo-Trybe
7MACK 10 w/Snoop & Ice CubeOnly In California94Priority
8KRS-ONEKnowledge Reigns Supreme...NAJive
9CHUBB ROCKLife96Select
10GANG STARR w/ K-Ci & JoJo Royalty89Noo-Trybe
112PAC w/ Black StreetThis One90Mercury
12BUSTA RHYMESTurn It Up89Elektra
13SNOOP DOGG w/ KuruptRide On95Noo-Trybe
14WCJust Clownin'96Payday
15LUTRICIA MCNEALAin't That Just The Way86Crave
16BULWORTHThey Talk About It...95Interscope
17RAKIMThe Saga Continues87Universal
18WYCLEF w/ CannibusGone Til November98Ruff House
19SERIOUSEyes On The Prize90Pump
20CAPPADONNASlang Editorial84Epic
21GAS CHAMBERIt's Yours92Illusiv
22MJGDon't Hold Back102Suave House
23POLYRHYTM ADDICTSNot Your Odinary95Nervous
24SALT-N-PEPABrand New98Gee Street
25GRAVEDIGGAZUnexplained76Gee Street
26JAY-ZYou Belong To The City89Roc-A-Fella
27ONYX & WU TANGThe Worst89Tommy Boy
28WHORIDASKeep It Going91South Paw
29MOBB DEEPRare Species92Loud
30ABOVE THE LAWAdventure93Tommy Boy

MUSIC NOTES: Lots of new releases for the month of January but very few seriously stands out... Leading the pack is are two Bay Area releases..The first being Spice 1's 'I'm High'.. This mesmerizing song contains a nice hook and a driving bassline that'll keep you humming the song long after it's over.. Paris who is best known for his militant poltical stances produced this track... Lots of folks have been sleeping on this one..The Luniz with the help of Redman drop a bomb ass cut called 'Hypnotize'.. It has more of an East Coast feel as opposed a trademarked West Coast sound.. A nice cut worth checking out..

The Wu-Tang's Cappadonna drops a new one that'll leave your head nodding...But also wondering why he fell short of his full potential... Actually I shouldn't say that.. Slang Editorial and Pillage are good songs... But there's nothing ground breaking and lets face it.. We all expect Wu-Tang to break new ground with every new release.. These are strong songs for Cappadonna but they won't seperate him from the rest of the rap pack...

A suprise cut is from a group called Serious.. I'm not sure where they're from.. But they have a Wu like sound... Their new joint 'Eyes On The Prize' is nice.. Don't overlook this jam...Another suprise track is from Lutricia McNeal... The remix of her joint 'Ain't That Just The Way' is a solid R&B cut with lots of hip hop flava.. Many of the hip hop djs hear in the Bay Area couldn't get away from the song's dope beat.. Hence you'll hear it being played at a lot of jams...

The really hot joint is Gang Starr's Royalty which was done with K-Ci and JoJo of the group Jodeci.... Yes, make no mistake they were trying to go for the commercial market by using the famed singers.. However, this cut is hot.. Gang Starr does not lose their street credability..

Das EFX's Rap Scholar has been getting mixed reviews.. I like the hard driving bassline and the slowed down sample of Brick's classic jam Dazz... However, while a lot of folks seem to be checking for this joint.. A lot of other folks hate it and they've come to the conclusion that Das EFX is through.. I say give the record a chance.. I love it.. Finally don't sleep on Bulworth's 'They Talk About It When We Live It'... This track is lifted from the sound track Bulworth which features actress Halle Berry who goes around rapping and Warren Beatty.. The sound track is supposed to be off the hook.. This particular jam features.. Method Man, KRS-One, Prodigy and Kam... Listen to KRS-One's verse as he breaks off a new one for hip hop publications..

Until next week
Peace out
Davey D

New Releases For January

CARDANJam On It106PenaltyC-
COOL BONE w/ John ForteUse Me87HollywoodB-
DAVE HOLLISTERThe Weekend86Tommy BoyB
DJ SKRIBBLEEverybody Come On107WarlockB-
EPMDDo It Again102Def JamB-
FUNKDOOBIESTOn The Premises94Buzz ToneB
JAY Z w/ Sauce MoneyFace Off108Roc-A-FellaC+
JOHN FORTEAll You Gotta Do93RuffhouseC+
LA THE DARKMANHeist Of The Century93Big BeatB-
LOST BOYZWhat's Wrong96UniversalB-
MASE24 Hours To Live95Bad BoyB-
MCGRUFFBefore We Start96UptownB
MIC GERONIMONothin' Move But The Money97BluntB
MONTELL JORDAN w/ Master PLet's Ride60Def JamC+
MOOD KARMAKarma87Blunt B-
MOPHandle Your Business84RelativityC-
MOS DEF w/ Q-TipBody Rock92RawkusB
PHATS BOSELLINILos Skanless86GeffenB-
PROPHETS OF RAGEBlack Money89UpliftB-
SALT-N-PEPAGitty Up103Gee StreetB-
SHABAZZ THE DISCIPLEOrganized Rime Pt II91Gods WorkB
YOUNG BLEED w/ Master PTimes So Hard78No LimitC

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