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Album Review

The production lineup for Riches, Royalty & Respect is not quite as impressive as that of 2007’s Half a Klip, which boasted DJ Premier. G Rap instead leans on beats from a assortment of up-and-comers while enlisting DJ Supa Dave, the Alchemist, and career-long associate Marley Marl. Although G Rap's flow is not as energizing as it once was — it now packs a heft that is both considerable and measured — he can still spin a tale, draw up a fleshed-out concept, and epitomize hardcore rap as well as any MC half his age. The rugged and more dramatic beats — “In Too Deep,” “Sad,” and the Havoc-assisted “American Nightmare” — bring out the best in G Rap. His mere presence is enough to carry the weaker tracks.

Customer Reviews


Come on, From 1986 to now, who can touch G Rap? This guy flows with every year that passes, meaning he shines no matter what and in this rap game, he does not age! This album is a classic, his flow is sick and untouchable.... Always...


Original Rapper!

No one better!!!

Just like dude said since 96 KGR in top 3 greatest of all time. Behind biggy and pun. But this album don't compare to giancana story!!! KGR is real hip hop you clowns!!!!


Born: July 20, 1968 in Elmhurst, NY

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

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

As part of the golden age MC-and-DJ tandem Kool G Rap & DJ Polo, the "Kool Genius of Rap" enjoyed a successful and, above all, influential run during the late '80s and early '90s before embarking on a fitful solo career. Born Nathaniel Wilson on July 20, 1968, in Queens, New York, Kool G Rap debuted in 1986 on Cold Chillin' Records with the It's a Demo/I'm Fly 12" single, produced by Marley Marl and billed to "DJ Polo & Kool G Rap" (the rapper's name would later come first, before the DJ's). A couple...
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