Wednesday, June 03, 2015

EiGHTBaLL & MJG`s "LiSTeN To The LyRiCs [CaSSeTTe SiNGLe]"...

I originally had this tape ripped & ready to go for the next post in the Tuesday Tape Rip series, but unfortunately Time Warner had some problems with their services yesterday. So for about 8 hours or so I didn`t have any cable, home phone or internet, oh the joys of having one company for all 3 services. It actually sucks like $2 hooker$ on pay~day, but that`s another story. Needless to say it was no fun trying to tell my 2 year old son how he couldn`t go on the ABCMouse.com website because our internet wasn`t working. His reply was simply, "`Puter, `puter daddy! I want `Mouse on the `puter daddy!!!" Followed by some frustration when the site wouldn`t load up on the laptop....LoL, kids are priceless. Anyway, let me get back on topic. Got to send a King Hippo sized shout out to C-Gull~E for hookin` me up with the tape so I could rip it to share with y`all, so BiG~uPs goes out to him! Since I had this all ready to go I`m not going to wait until next Tuesday to post it. There just won`t be a Tuesday Tape Rip this week that`s all, I know you`re sad about that....LoL


Now what am I sharing today? Well this joint is another cassette single, but this one is by the Memphis, Tennessee duo 8-Ball (8Ball, 8 Ball or Eightball) & MJG. It was released way back in the year 1991 by On The Strength Records & it`s titled "Listen To The Lyrics". It`s 3 tracks deep; 2 on the A-Side & 1 on the B-Side. I`ll be honest & say that I haven`t really heard any of their group albums, but I have listened to some of their solo work so I am somewhat familiar with each artist. Eightball`s solo double album (3 CD`s if you count the bonus disc) "Lost" which was released in 1998 is a solid album. While MJG`s solo album titled "No More Glory" from 1997 is also another solid effort. As for the duo I don`t know much about `em aside from them reppin` Memphis, Tennessee & first meeting each other back in 1984. From what I`ve been told "Listen To The Lyrics" is `Ball &`G's first single. They followed the single up with their debut album in 1993 titled "Comin` Out Hard" released by Suave House Records...


They have definitely built up a strong & loyal fan-base, releasing albums pretty consistently; "Comin` Out Hard" in 1993, "On The Outside Looking In" in 1994, "On Top Of The World" in 1995, "Lyrics Of  A Pimp (Strictly For Da Underground)" in 1997, "In Our Lifetime Vol. 1" in 1999, "Space Age 4 Eva" in 2000, "Living Legends" in 2004, "Ridin` High" in 2007, "Ten Toes Down" in 2010 & "From The Bottom 2 The Top" also released in 2010. As you can see they`ve certainly put in some work. If you`re a fan of theirs & you haven`t heard these tunes you should check `em out for sure, so you can hear their beginnings & see just how far they have come. The songs aren`t mind blowingly awesome, but they`re not bad either. I like "Got To Be Real" & "Listen To The Lyrics" the most overall. So there ya have it, go `head & check `em out for ya`self...

 




Label: On The Strength Records
Released: 1991



A1. Listen To The Lyrics
A2. Pimp In The House
B1. Got To Be Real


















N`JoY...

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