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Album Review

If The Best of Schoolly D looks similar to another compilation that was released a few years prior to this one, it's because it is that compilation. The Best of Schoolly D simply is The Jive Collection, Vol. 3 with a different title. It features the same 12 tracks, but the sound quality is slightly improved here. The disc is a decent mix of underground hit singles and album cuts, like "Smoke Some Kill," "P.S.K. What Does It Mean," "Saturday Night," "Gucci Time," and "Fat Gold Chain." Schoolly D did put out some solid albums during the latter half of the '80s, but this is a fine place to start.

Biography

Born: June 22, 1962 in Philadelphia, PA

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Opinion has been widely mixed about the merits of Philadelphia rapper Jesse B. Weaver, Jr. aka Schoolly D. Long before the debate about gangsta rap lyrics became an easy way to get national newsprint, there was outrage over Schoolly D's explicit and undiluted narratives on inner city strife. Saturday Night in 1987 and Smoke Some Kill in 1988 had city officials openly endorsing removal of the albums from record stores. He has continued in the same vein with 1993's Am I Black Enough for You and 1996's...
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