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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 18 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Priority
  • ASIN: B000003AB5
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #8,466 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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1. Intro (Here We Come)
2. Letha Brainz Blo
3. Understand
4. Who Dat?
5. Sean Price
6. Clan's, Posse's, Crew's & Clik's
7. Therapy
8. Place To Be
9. Soldiers Gone Psycho
10. The Square (Triple R)
11. Da Wiggy
12. Gettin Ass Gettin Ass
13. Leflaur Leflah Eshkoshka
14. Prowl
15. Grate Unknown
16. Operation Lock Down
17. Bonus Track 1

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Boot Camp Clik's Heltah Skeltah turn out willfully low-tech, floss-free music. The duo's philosophy ("Undastand / To be the man ain't even in the plan") is sort of a corner-dweller's adaptation of Tribe's credo ("beats, rhymes & grime"), with a hefty dose of weed and some potential violence thrown in for good measure. Noted underground producers, including Evil Dee, Mr. Walt, and the Alkaholiks' very own E-Swift, help give form to the album's snaky vibe, which progresses under palpable clouds of blunt smoke. Ruc and Roc's lyrics are not overly complex, centering on cipher battles ("Clan's, Posse's, Crew's & Clik's"), turf wars ("Grate Unknown"), and an amusingly wack attempt at a booty call ("Getting' Ass, Getting' Ass"). The criminally underrated Vinia Mojica, also heard gracing Common's hipster classic, Like Water for Chocolate gets some run here, singing the hook on "Therapy." --Rebecca Levine

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Format: Audio CD
I snatched up this gem a few years ago, when I was on a summer vacation in New York (a few years after this was released, it wasn't available in Canada anymore). This album is one of my soundtracks to the summer, my boys and I listened to it straight through at least 30 times! It flows like a river.
Straight up, this is a DOPE and CLASSIC debut release from Ruck and Rock. All you need to know is Da Beatminerz produced it (except "Operation Lockdown" which was produced by E-Swift of Tha Alkaholiks ((anyone one else find that odd?)) nonetheless a perfect song to finish the album). Anyone one who knows the B.C.C knows that each of their debut albums (Black Moon, Enta Da Stage, 1994. Smif-N-Wessun, Dah Shinin', 1995. O.G.C, Da Storm, 1996. & Heltah Skeltah, Nocturnal, 1996) are all classic staples in East-Coast hip-hop, and nobody can argue that all four of the above mentioned albums have REDICULOUS production - all courtesy of Evil Dee, Mr. Walt & Baby Paul; Da Beatminerz.
We all know that "Lefleur Leflah Eshkoshka" feat. O.G.C (track #13), is one of the BEST B.C.C tracks ever created. I just had to shout that track out, but honestly every track is amazing in its own right. If you listen with an open-mind, I guarantee you will love this LP. It's perfect for a dark and/or rainy night. This album has an underlying theme, relative to darkness (in this case you CAN judge the album by the cover).
What places Heltah Skeltah above the average is the way their almost completely opposite styles perfectly compliment one another. Even if you don't like Rock's rugged and raw voice or Ruck's smooth, I don't give a sh*t demeanor; I highly recommend you cop this for the beats alone.
Bottom Line: Intro to Outro, this whole album is sick. 4 stars. Peace.
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Format: Audio CD
yo, the BCC deliver another certified hip hop classic with this joint. this classic LP features ruck and rock in their prime, forming like voltron, backed by butter beats provided by evil dee and the beatminerz. yo for real, they just don't make albums like this anymore, the type of mid-90's hip hop joint that you can throw on and listen to all the way through. not a wack joint on here. i love the dark back alley vibe on this album, ruck and rock have, in my opinion, some of the best deliveries/flows/voices in hip hop! rock's monsterous presence on the MIC will make you tremble in your timbos while ruck's snake-like flow shoots venomous lyrics in your earhole. they complement each other like bread and butter, clouds and thunder. for real... twist a tree to dis and vibe out... classic
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By A on Nov. 10 2003
Format: Audio CD
What do we have here caught in the center of the square 4 corners
nocturnal is a solid album by helta skeltah my favorite songs are
the square soldiers gone psycho & grate unknown( i see the horizon)this album is somewhat of a classic big rock (Rockness monster) & ruckus are a perfect combination in my opinion this album is much better than their second effort magnum force
check out this old school classic! in the words of big rock (f@$* it if you wanna get hypa!) syghonara!
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Format: Audio CD
Man, I remember it like it was yesterday. Commercial rap got the gunn clap and the BCC rained supreme. After the click dropped two back to back "very underrated classics" in Enta Da Stage and Da Shinin, they hit us with Nocturnal. Rock and Ruck had two different styles that complimented each other well. And with Da Beatminerz on production, you new it was going to be dope. There is no filler on the album (amazing how rare it is now), so cop it.
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Nothing Iller
BCC for life
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