Friday, January 26, 2007

Okay Okay Okay...What more can i say?

After the success of Brand Nubian's first album ONE FOR ALL, Grand Puba chose to go solo...

This was quite a brave choice to make from a relative newcomer on the scene but as it turned out it was probably the right choice to make. Both Puba and Brand Nubian went on to release very very solid albums. I think a lot of Nubian fans feared for their future when the puba left as many saw him as the most gifted of the bunch, A fact that Sadat X did very well to prove not true!

I'm gonna avoid writing too much on Brand Nubian for now as i want to keep that for a later date so i'm just gonna focus on Puba.

I guess a lot of people didnt know what was gonna happen with his brave solo joint but the first single went on to become a classic of the golden era! "360 What Goes Around" was just what was needed to put people's hopes up about the album. The album itself didnt dissapoint? it was never a 5 mic classic but it had touches of sheer class all over it. Puba never claimed to be the greatest rapper but what he did give you was clever and well thought out hiphop!

The album was a great achievment really considering he had braved a solo career on the back of a stone wall hip hop classic with brand nubian so check it out.

And for people who want to do as Puba Says and "check the resume" i would seriously advise it! its quite unbelievable the amount of work Puba has put in over the years



6 comments:

alley al said...

damn, i can't find the online proof, but i'm almost certain grand puba maxwell wasn't relatively new to the scene when he went solo. unless it was a different puba, i remember a ragga-dancehall type joint during the mid-late 80s. it was maybe during the time of shinehead, cuz he keeps poppin' into the memory cells, too. i believe positive k was around that same time, also.

alley al said...

imma ask around at bust the facts

alley al said...

my bad, it's right there on the discogs link you put up. he was down with masters of ceremony in the mid 80s.

grant said...

there is also a instrumental version of 'reel to reel' but i only have the first 4 tracks.

BiffReagle said...

one of my favourite albums of all time.. PEACE..

that masters of ceremony album is pretty hot too..

MOJA DEE-JAY CORY BEE said...

GRAND PUBA MAXWELL WASNT REALLY A MEMBER HE WAS IN MASTERS OF CEREMONY HE GOT BRAND NUBIAN ON