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Muggs Presents the Soul Assassins, Chapter II Import, Explicit Lyrics
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|5. This Some'n To - Goodie Mob|
|6. Armageddon (Interlude) - Kurupt|
|7. Victory Or Defeat - Hostyle Of Screwball|
|8. Heart Of The Assassin - Chace Infinite/Krondon/Phenam a.k.a. Don Krisis/Ras Kass|
|9. Suckers Are Hidin - Dilated Peoples|
|10. When The Pain Inflict - Kurupt/Roscoe|
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After Forming Cypress Hill Together with B Real and Sen Dog Back in 1991, Muggs and Cypress Hill Took the World by Storm with their Edgy Lyrics and Phat Street Beats.
Top Customer Reviews
He wanted to surprise a few people because he could easily have an album filled with artists that are guaranteed to sell but Muggs prefers to keep things closer to the streets.
From Kool G Rap's tremendous opening, this album is brilliant. Admittadly, there are tracks that lack something but when you work with so many different artists, what do you expect?
This album is a marked improvement on the first album and I believe that the stand-out tracks that are Muggs-produced are from GZA, Everlast and Heart of the Assassin. The best track, I think, is the Alchemist produced Dilated Peoples track. The chimed beats are typical of him and the production wrk is phat. The beat for this track is remarkably similar to that of Royce Da 5"9's I'm the King, which of course was produced by Al.
Overall, if you wanna hear a sample of the underground plus a few well-known artists going back to the roots, then get this album...
previously released compilation album Soul Assassins:Chapter 1. But Soul Assassins is a more gloomy type of album similar to the style Cypress Hill took in its "Temples of Boom" album. But this album is really underated, which is a shame because of the talent that is on this album and the one that came before it. Some of the artists that appear on this album include; GZA, Xzibit, Kurupt, Cypress Hill, Everlast, King T,Ras Kass,Goodie Mob, Kool G Rap, and Snoop Dogg ( who appears on the intro of Kurupts and Roscoes track but isnt listed. Pssst...Heres another reason to get this album at the end of the CD version theres a hidden track Done by the GZA which is slammin... so keep track 15 running if you have it. (5:16) Hint hint... There are really no disappionting tracks who ever said that is crazy. I'll be the first to admit that Skull and Bones was Muggs' weakest production to date but this album eclipses it,you can tell he spent time perfecting the beats on this album, and Everlast's and cypress' track are some of the albums strongest tracks. Believe me you won't be disappionted with this compilation album, like other compilation albums that have been put out by artist like Dr.Dre (that aftermath album) and p diddy..this one is really a tight compilation album get it!
Not all the MCs unfortunately are up to par with each other though. Kool G. Rap has a tight hook on the opening track "Real Life", but the rest of the rhyme is a little weak. G.O.D. Pt. III's track is pretty nice. Hostyle's "Victory or Defeat" is not very good and Goodie Mob's track is terrible in spite of a catchy hook. "Heart of the Assassin" starts out bangin' but quickly dwindles (luckily it isn't too long). Dilated Peoples prove themselves worthy of their rep more on this one track than they did on their entire debut album (the lackluster 'The Platform'). Xzibit puts in a pretty impressive performance on "You Better Believe It" and Kurupt brings the heat as always on "When the Pain Inflict". Longtime Muggs affiliates Cypress Hill and Everlast both get individual tracks that are somewhat disappointing, but not too bad.
My favorite track on the whole album -- the GZA's "When the Fat Lady Sings", it pulses with a jolting bassline and a killer string arrangement overlayed by weird samples topped off with the best rap on the whole album.
Overall, Muggs lays down some bangin' joints, but the rappers have little inspiration and make about half the tracks fall short
While he's formula has began to repeat itself on the past few Cypress Hill albums, he's produced some killer tracks on his solo effort. It's not solely his work however as veteran Soul Assasins cliq member Alchemist drops a few bomb tracks, similar to his "Deadly Assasins" cut on Everlast's new album.
The quality and flow of the guest rappers is uneven with Kool G Rap, G.O.D pt3 of the Infamous Mob, Everlast, Kurupt & Roscoe along with Dilated Peoples being the dopest emcees..not to mention a standout cut from Xzibit and King-T, latter being one of the most slept on emcees of late.
Muggs weaves his dark dank sound well and he only falters in few of the albums 14 cuts, the bad ones sound like they've been left off Skull and Bones. All songs are dark and ominious, this is a very moody album which Soul Assasins do best.
Soul Assasins will indeed survive.
Most recent customer reviews
Not as good as the first volume of the Soul Assassins series but has it's gem on it - 3/5!Published 13 months ago by Carl
I feel that it is getting better track by track, from 6 or 7.Published on Sept. 28 2001 by Jui-chuan Chang
Este CD é muito bom. DJ Muggs devia estar muito louco de cannabis quando fez este CD, pois o som é alucinante. Read morePublished on Aug. 13 2001 by - DanSL -
First of all since U don't get 2 hear all the tracks on Amazon you won't get to sample all the good songs. But it holds up throughout the whole cd especially on tracks 3 - 6 - 10. Read morePublished on Dec 27 2000
Soul Assassins 2 is one of the best albums of the year. Each song is impressive with dark beats and ill emcees. Read morePublished on Dec 12 2000 by Postman Pat
THIS ALBUM IS WAY BETTER THAN CYPRESS HILL "SKULL AND BONES." IN THIS ALBUM THERE ISN'T A ROCK SIDE IT'S STRICKLY RAP AND THAT'S WHAT MAKES IT WAY BETTER. Read morePublished on Nov. 8 2000 by CHI-TOWN
Positives: Overall the production is pretty good. Appearances from Xzibit, GZA, Kurupt, & Goodie Mob are really good and certainly won't hurt album sales. Read morePublished on Oct. 18 2000
The CD is a bit sad and angry (also old I think), Cypress Hill lose their humour following the east coast - west coast deal, probably forgetting that their best quality is the fun... Read morePublished on Oct. 11 2000 by Cristiano