RELEASE
1992
LABEL
Rhino
GENRES
Rap, Latin Rap, Urban, Gangsta Rap, Hardcore Rap, Old-School Rap, West Coast Rap, Jazz-Rap, G-Funk, Alternative Rap, Party Rap, Pop-Rap, Golden Age

Album Review

Conceptually, this is very strong. With the imprimatur of the remaining members of War and their longtime manager Jerry Goldstein, the group's tracks are used as samples and/or backing for some well-known and not-so-well-known rappers to pay homage to. For the most part it works, because the talent (e.g., The Beasties, Ice-T, 2Pac, De La Soul) is there. However, tracks by those artists have been available on their earlier discs...And the lesser-known material, which also comes from previously released sources, is simply not as outstanding, ranging from the lackadaisical (Too Short) to the doggedly polemical (Brand Nubian). The title track is a new War number and does a great job of stating the band's significance...In fact, this entire disc is fairly remarkable in showing how influential War has remained as a source point for rap, both in groove and social consciousness...
John Dougan, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Rap Declares War
  2. Funky U
  3. Rock Dis Funky Joint
  4. New Jack Swing
  5. Feels So Good
  6. Potholes in My Lawn
  7. Short But Funky
  8. Heartbeat
  9. Young Black Male
  10. Don't Let No One Get You Down
  11. Low Rider (On the Boulevard)
  12. Ya Estuvo (That's It)
  13. Slow Ride
  14. Drums of Steel
  15. Rhyme Fighter
  16. Summatymz Ova
  17. Spill the Wine
  18. Join Me Please (Home Boys Make Some Noise)