Outlawz – Novakane

51texvRvFrL._SL500_AA280_The Outlawz is the old group of Tupac Shakur. Right after Tupac was killed, Kadafi was also shot and killed a few months after. As if that wasn’t enough, Fatal also left the group. The remaining members are Young Noble, EDI, Kastro and Napoleon. The Outlawz were all over 2pac albums such as Me against the world, All eyez on me, and 7 day theory. They also released an album titled “Still I Rise” with 2pac, and a solo album called Ride wit us or collide wit us.

1. Intro.

2. Rize (feat. Big Syke)
Tight production, tight lyrics and Big Syke goes hard on this one. Definitely one of the better tracks on this album.

3. This Is The Life
This production is pretty wack if I may say so. The verses aren’t all that either. Young Noble’s chorus is pretty damn wack too…Some may call it hard tho.

4. Ghetto Gutta (EDI & Kastro)
Neat production with a lil piano roll. EDI and Kastro rap about 2pac as usual. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, but it’s been 6 years…

5. Our Life
Life seem to be very hard for the Outlawz after Pac and Yak died. And they make sure they say it. This track has tight production and is a nice, kinda slow jam.

6. Ya’ll Can’t Do
Simple production. Ya’ll can’t do it like the Lawz do it. That’s the message. Nice lyrics. 2pac and Yak is brought up in this track too, but then again it’s about what the Outlawz has done in the past.

7. Interlude 1.

8. Red Bull & Vodka
Tight production. Napoleon come out tight as always. I didn’t like this track first time I heard it, but after hearing it a few times I’d say it’s tight. It’ll definately make ya bang your head.

9. 2nd Hand Smoke
Slow jam. Nice guitar string.

10. Interlude 2.

11. Boxspring Boogie
Original and tight production on this track. This is pretty much a Young Noble solo track and he’s doing it well.

12. History
You gotta know where you’re from to know where you’re going. Simple production. I’d say it’s pretty neat tho. Not one of my favourite tracks on this album. And like most other tracks on this album, 2pac is brought up.

13. So many stories (feat. Hellraza)
Simple production. To simple. I do’t like it. Napoleon holds it down as usual tho. Some of you might like this slow jam, others will not like it.

14. World Wide Remix (feat. 2pac & T-Low)
Tight ass track. Tight production, tight verses by the lawz and by 2pac. Nice hook. Only thing that irritates me is that the handclaps realy don’t sound real. It’s still a banger tho!

15. Die if you wanna
This is pretty much a Napoleon solo track. And since he’s a very good rapper this is a very good track. Southern kinda beat drum.

16. Interlude 3.

17. Loyalty (feat. Ed Bone & Kamikaze)
Some say this is a diss to Fatal. It’s a tight track with good production and tight lyrics.

Overall this album is tight. If you’re an Outlawz fan you will definitely like it. The production could be better, but then again you can’t expect the top producers to appear on an album from an indie label. The Outlawz represent Pac and Yak A LOT. If you like that, you’ll LOVE this album. If you, like me, think it’s a lil to much, it may irritate you. It’s been 6 years and it’s time to let go atleast a lil bit. 2pac is mentioned in almost every track and Yak in most too. I understand that they’re representing their fallen soildierz tho. This is a tight album to be from an independent label and I give it a 3/5.

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