The Hard Way
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In the early '90s, Ichiban released or distributed quite a few obscure rap CDs, many of which have since gone out of print. Some of those CDs were excellent, while others were mediocre or forgettable. One of the mediocre ones was The Hard Way, which came from an obscure Atlanta group called Javier & the Str8jackers. Rapper Javier favors a relaxed, lazy rapping style that brings to mind DJ Quik — and like Quik, he employs some of the imagery of gangsta rap without being nearly as hardcore or as graphic as the Geto Boys, Above the Law or Spice 1. Javier raps about malt liquor, women in tight jeans, promiscuous sex and the players and hustlers of his neighborhood, but overall, The Hard Way is mildly entertaining more than threatening. The thing is, Javier's songs aren't nearly as memorable as Quik's. This isn't a bad album, but it isn't overly memorable either.
Top Albums and Songs by Javier and The Str8jackers
||ExplicitIntro||The Hard Way||1:22||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitShoot Out||The Hard Way||0:41||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitFIU Jay||The Hard Way||2:08||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Other Guy||The Hard Way||3:23||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitHammer Break||The Hard Way||0:42||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitReal Deal||The Hard Way||3:06||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitTalking S**t||The Hard Way||0:29||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPlain Ole Gangster||The Hard Way||3:19||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPass Me Da 40 Ounce||The Hard Way||3:20||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitTalking S**t Again||The Hard Way||0:54||0,99 €||View In iTunes|