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No More Prisons 2

I loved the first No More Prisons album even though I'm not a fan of overly "positive" hip-hop. Years ago in a song lyric I complained,

"I hate conscious hip-hop!
When I can't find a job man
Don't want to hear your problems!
Put on some dirty south and get crunk with it
I'm dumb witted
I zone out, I got numb senses"

But No More Prisons was different to me. It had an urgent message and the artists rarely strayed into corniness or cliches. Plus it was good music, thanks to the talent of Dead Prez and others.

I'm debating whether to get the follow up- No More Prisons 2. I doubt it will surprise me like the first one. Plus, it's only 12 tracks long! I can spend the same money on two 20 track long mixtapes and be good for weeks. But props anyway to Raptivism for bodly releasing this type of music to docile revolutionaries such as myself.

November 6, 2003 in Music | Link Me | Related Searches | Related Music

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I loved the first "No More Prison" album, too.

But I'm not going to purchase the second collection.

I listened to the album here:

This collection didn't impress me, at all. It didn't inspire me as much as the first disc did. I'm all for "positive" hip-hop music.

However, I did spend what little money I do have on two great rap CDs:
J-Live :: Always Will Be
Soul Position :: 8 Million Stories

I'm going to showcase these two CDs on my blog.


Posted by: Trent at Nov 7, 2003 11:59:04 AM

I liked No More Prisons 1 a lot too, but actually liked No More Prisons 2 just as much. It is easy to categorize hip hop music into "concious" or "underground," but I think Raptivism continuously puts out lyrically concious music while satisfying a different eclectic taste with each project. No More Prisons 2 was much different than Vol 1 w/ totally different sounds like David Banner and Shabaam Sahdeeq. So, though Vol 2 continues the No More Prisons theme, the two volumes are stylistically quite different. Even if you weren't totally feelin vol 1, I think you should still pick up 2.


Posted by: Dena at Sep 29, 2004 7:57:00 PM