Kool G Rap â€œI Declare Warâ€
By now, if you are a internet savvy â€˜80s Hip Hop fiend, you are probably aware about the Juice Crew EP of unreleased gems that just dropped [all Produced By Marley Marl]. I donâ€™t know if there is info out there on the year this was done but Iâ€™d say early â€™88 based on the style, some of the references, and Iâ€™m guessing that sped up â€œTerroristâ€ scratch in the intro is from â€œJuice Crew All Starsâ€ (â€™87).
The third verse is definitely the best and where he flexes the style that originally made him recognized as one of the greats. Itâ€™s essentially a battle rap challenging anyone in the industry with lines like, â€œPoint out any rapper and Iâ€™ll diss emâ€ or â€œI got a track for every rapper on the mapâ€.
The line that left the biggest impression on me was his â€œIâ€™m Kool G Rap, you can call me G. Iâ€™m not scared of any K, any J, or any Dâ€. Immediately when I heard that I thought of it as a challenge to others with â€œCoolâ€ names, particularly â€œCool Jâ€ and â€œKool Dâ€ (who had a record on Wildpitch in â€™88). I havenâ€™t been able to figure who the Kool K isâ€¦maybe Kool Keith? (Iâ€™m probably reaching there). Of course this is all speculation but it seems logical by using those particular letters that he is being specific, that could be one of the reasons why the song was never released, who knows. I put the job on some other blogger to interview Kool G Rap about thatâ€¦.ha
I Declare War: http://www.sendspace.com/file/y6jcxk
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2)East Of The Rock-Mr Producer â€˜94
3)Ang 13-No Contest â€˜95
4)AZ and Amar Freestyle â€˜95
5)Presence-Time Travel Freestyle â€˜â€™99
6)Da Great Deity Dah-Time Travel Promo â€™97?
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