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It has been said that Ridin’ Dirty is to the South what Public Enemy’s It Takes A Nation Of Millions… is to New York; namely, a work of such immense and enduring power that no one making hip-hop after its release can completely escape its influence. Easily one of the most unified rap albums ever released, Ridin’ Dirty wastes no space, every song contributing to a cohesive whole. Far from the patchwork assemblages of so many hip-hop efforts, the album follows a single sonic personality — a dark, rich tone with the warmth of soul music — from the first song to the last. Every song is a mini-masterpiece, finely detailing a specific theme or scene. “One Day” is a meditation of death that refuses to resort to sentimentality or conclusion; all we are left with is the slow-motion replay and the plaintive cry of the chorus. The beat on “Murder” is reduced to the skeletal peril of an MC Shan record, showcasing Bun B as he lets loose one of the most blinding sequence of rhymes in rap history. “3 In the Mornin’” translates the atmosphere of a creeping automobile at midnight in a way that photography or film couldn’t touch. The reputation of Ridin’ Dirty will only grow with time; hip-hop has rarely been rendered with so much gravity.

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Fantastic Southern Hip-Hop, one of the original, great groups from the South. "Touched", "One Day", and "Ridin' Dirty" are all fantastic.

GOAT Southern Rap Album

EVERy SONG is OFF DA HOOK. Only close one's at the time would be 8ball & MJGs Top of the world

u from da south this is in ur trunk

this is their best cd but all of them are good.


Formed: 1987 in Houston, TX

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

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

Southern gangsta rappers Pimp C and Bun B formed UGK (aka Underground Kingz) in the late '80s and signed to Jive Records for their major-label debut album, 1992's Too Hard to Swallow. After second album Super Tight..., UGK hit the R&B charts with 1996's Ridin' Dirty, which ascended to the number two spot. Dirty Money followed in late 2001. Pimp C began serving at three-year...
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