22Jan/0910

IV Life

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IV Life is the fourth album by King Tee. and my personal favorite by Mr. McBride. It was also his first album released by MCA Records in 1994 after his split with Capitol Records, where he was signed to since 1987. To many, this is Tee’s most multifaceted album to date. On the production end Tee enlists the help of longtime homies DJ Pooh, E-Swift and Ultramagnetic MC’s producer, T.R. Love or as credited on this album, T.R. Funk Ignitor. He also taps on a few then-relatively unknown producers such as DJ Broadway, Mark Sparks, Rashad, Thayad and female rapper/producer Nikke Nicole who was best known for her contribution “Old Time’s Sake” off of the Above The Rim soundtrack.

The production on this album is sample reliant and artists sampled include A Tribe Called Quest (on “You Can’t See Me”), The Four Tops (on “Dippin'”), Freddie Hubbard (on “3 Strikes Ya’ Out”) and Grover Washington, Jr. (on “Down Ass Loc”). Peep the video for “Dippin” below.

–Philaflava

BONUS ALBUM:

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1. Act A Fool
2. Bass
3. Played Like a Piano
4. Ruff Rhyme (Back Again)
5. Payback’s a Mutha
6. At Your Own Risk
7. Guitar Playin’
8. Diss You
9. Can This Be Real
10. Bus Dat Ass – feat. Tha Alkaholiks
11. The Coolest
12. Just Clowning
13. I Got It Bad Y’All
14. Ya Better Bring a Gun

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10 Responses to “IV Life”

  1. PAS says:

    Looks great! But wheres the password?

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  2. T.R.O.Y. says:

    new link provided

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  3. PAS says:

    cheers!

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  4. PFarm says:

    This is great! But Ruff Rhymes still needs a new link or password. Thanks!

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  5. Anonymous says:

    IV life is a SICK album slept on shit, nice pick.

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  6. Thun says:

    "WOW! CUNTS!
    Keep bringing the music, we'll keep downloadin' it. Thanks guys! Much respect for all you've done. You pretty much made the interweb worthwhile again. One love. No, fuck that: TWO love."

    It's good to know that either Necro, or some random Brit teenager, is checking for us so consistently, innit?

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  7. Jaz says:

    This is my favourite King Tee album as well.

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  8. beatjunkie299 says:

    THE PASSWORD IS:
    http://www.albumhunt.com

    Oh yeah, you're welcome!!!!

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  9. PAS says:

    I remember listening to this back in the day and thinking that the triflin album was way better, still is imo, but it was a grand walk down memory lane all the same.Thanks ppl keep it comin!

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  10. Cenzi Stiles says:

    ya know what , King Tee tapped into Broadway on this album, and then I noticed Mad Kap also worked with Broadway, and that is ONE HELL OF AN UNDERRATED ALBUM!!!

    What ever happened to them? or Dj Broadway?

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