NEW DEVIN THE DUDE: 2 Tha Xtreme --> Discuss.

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I _JUST_ bought this and am putting it on play now.
Discuss with me as you and I listen, eh?

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Saturday, 17 July 2004 19:36 (fifteen years ago) link

Alright, well after two listens, I gotta say that it's very very nice, but not quite as good as "Tryin' ta Live".
Immediate standouts are Too Cute, Go Fight Some Other Crime, Motha, She Was Gone and the title track.
I really don't think I'm going to stop listening to this anytime soon.

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Sunday, 18 July 2004 03:47 (fifteen years ago) link

have you heard the "Ain't 2 Loud 4 U" ep?

sherm, Sunday, 18 July 2004 17:59 (fifteen years ago) link

No, any way I could cop a copy?

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Monday, 19 July 2004 05:14 (fifteen years ago) link

wow i didn't know this was out yet...man i gotta hit a store!

Forks, any other reactions after you've listened to it? The first two Devin albums are amazing....

M@tt He1geson (Matt Helgeson), Wednesday, 21 July 2004 18:26 (fifteen years ago) link

Yeah Matt, it continues to sparkle. I'm leaning toward best effort to date.
Posting a standout track at the Hut on Friday.

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Thursday, 22 July 2004 06:27 (fifteen years ago) link

three weeks pass...
Jesus, so NOBODY bought this?
I defy you to name a better hip hop album released this year.

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 18 August 2004 05:38 (fifteen years ago) link

i listened to it today and really wanna buy it. "what?" is great. It's like what Prince Paul should be producing but isn't.

Symplistic (shmuel), Wednesday, 18 August 2004 05:49 (fifteen years ago) link

I still say Madvillain but regardless this is incredibly great yeah.

djdee2005, Wednesday, 18 August 2004 05:50 (fifteen years ago) link

My argument would be that Madvillain's already got his props. This should be FLYING off shelves. Why isn't it? Am I insane?

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 18 August 2004 06:06 (fifteen years ago) link

well, for one thing, the title sucks

Symplistic (shmuel), Wednesday, 18 August 2004 06:08 (fifteen years ago) link

no argument. one wonders what the hell he was thinking.

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 18 August 2004 06:13 (fifteen years ago) link

Steve "flash" Juon's theory: While he's certainly not underexposed thanks to his cameo appearances on everything from Dr. Dre to De La Soul, he's not exactly overexposed either. Rap-A-Lot Records makes sure his albums are distributed in stores nationally and worldwide, but his largest fanbase continues to be in the Southern U.S., particularly in and around his native Houston, Texas. Whether he gets recognized for it or not though, albums like his self-titled debut and "Just Tryin' Ta Live" are not just among the best kept secrets of the South but of hip-hop as a whole

My theory is that funny rap generally doesn't sell too well and is difficult to market, since the backpackers care more about "innovation" than humor, and gangsta fans don't buy the Dude's hippie shit. But I like the funny.

Symplistic (shmuel), Wednesday, 18 August 2004 06:22 (fifteen years ago) link

Judging from most kid-targeted food packaging, I'd say that he should try selling his CD in a supermarket where children can guilt parents into impulse-buying it. mmm, X-Treme jello.

djdee2005, Wednesday, 18 August 2004 06:23 (fifteen years ago) link

Also, "Doobie Ashtray" = all-time classic.

djdee2005, Wednesday, 18 August 2004 06:23 (fifteen years ago) link

yeah, it's one of those songs that's as much fun to sing as to listen to

Symplistic (shmuel), Wednesday, 18 August 2004 06:26 (fifteen years ago) link

The new album is less funny than just brilliant.
But I hear you. I just hurt for the children.

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 18 August 2004 06:53 (fifteen years ago) link

POX anyone?
top of my head:

Zeldar
I-Hi
Doobie Ashtray
Lacville 79
Mo Fa Me
Boo Boo'n
Right Now
She Was Gone
Sticky Green
Motha

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 18 August 2004 06:57 (fifteen years ago) link

Devin POX (I do not have the new one so this is only the first two)

Doobie Astray

I-Hi

Lacville 79

See What I Could Pull (a club song filled with so much ennui and sadness it breaks my heart)

Write & Wrong

Who Is That Man, Mama?

Mo Fa Me

Do What You Wanna Do

R&B

The Dude

M@tt He1geson (Matt Helgeson), Wednesday, 18 August 2004 14:24 (fifteen years ago) link

This thread reminds me I gotta got out and get the new Devin and the new Z-Ro....

M@tt He1geson (Matt Helgeson), Wednesday, 18 August 2004 14:25 (fifteen years ago) link

do what th' fuck you wanna dooooooooooooooooooo...
say what th' fuck you wanna saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyy...

Now THAT'S music! TM.

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 18 August 2004 17:57 (fifteen years ago) link

one month passes...
Haven't heard it and now I want to, but I'll name a hip-hop album that might be just as good: Chingo Bling, The Tamale Kingpin. Heard this yet, Mr. Tofu?

Begs2Differ (Begs2Differ), Wednesday, 13 October 2004 19:51 (fourteen years ago) link

I have not and will be checking my inbox for proof of said awesomeness.
What's dude's deal?
And Begs, you should slip by my site and get the two funk tracks I have up. They're crackaslackalackin.

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 13 October 2004 20:16 (fourteen years ago) link

yeah I will also try to pop some chingo into your inbox.

oh that did not sound good.

Begs2Differ (Begs2Differ), Wednesday, 13 October 2004 20:25 (fourteen years ago) link

No homo, dude.

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 13 October 2004 20:26 (fourteen years ago) link

three weeks pass...
Where's my Chingo, dude?

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 9 November 2004 09:26 (fourteen years ago) link

II Tha X-Treme is the hip-hop equivalent
of Prick Decay "Cuba, Planet Cuba."
Only 2 albums that induce stone-cold sober
hallucinations. Try 'em together at once.

d. mitha (ykeo), Tuesday, 9 November 2004 19:28 (fourteen years ago) link

sorry forks, I'll try to send it tonight. (my work computer doesn't do gmail, dammit!)

Begs2Differ (Begs2Differ), Tuesday, 9 November 2004 19:35 (fourteen years ago) link

TOFU Check yr GMAIL

Begs2Differ (Begs2Differ), Wednesday, 10 November 2004 01:54 (fourteen years ago) link

one month passes...
this
album
is
THE
SHIT

more people need to hear it!

jsk baby (jsk baby), Tuesday, 21 December 2004 22:20 (fourteen years ago) link

nine months pass...
montreal - last night - awesome!!

s1ocki (slutsky), Friday, 30 September 2005 16:41 (thirteen years ago) link

http://static.flickr.com/25/48061950_59b3e00630_m.jpg

s1ocki (slutsky), Friday, 30 September 2005 18:13 (thirteen years ago) link

I love Devin so much.

100% Nice (nordicskilla), Friday, 30 September 2005 18:28 (thirteen years ago) link

he was so funny and great

s1ocki (slutsky), Friday, 30 September 2005 18:28 (thirteen years ago) link

and quite coincidentally, just posted about this record on the noise board

100% Nice (nordicskilla), Friday, 30 September 2005 18:28 (thirteen years ago) link

"noise" work!!

s1ocki (slutsky), Friday, 30 September 2005 18:58 (thirteen years ago) link

five years pass...

still incredible

in conversation, an ilxor once argued that i was "too obsessed" with devin. i reject that argument now as i did then.

king of torts (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Saturday, 30 July 2011 04:05 (eight years ago) link

eight years pass...

Lol wuht

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 14 August 2019 02:44 (one week ago) link


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