For those old timers who don’t remember and for those that genuinely don’t know, in 1988 Eazy E and Jerry Heller secured the group JJ Fad a major label recording contract with ATCO Records which at the time Atlantic Records provided distribution for. JJ Fad at that was singed to both labels, Ruthless Records and Atlantic Records. The single Supersonic led to success and momentum which eventually led the Supersonic album to reach multi-platinum status thus becoming a success. The Supersonic album sold over 2 million copies in the United States and 4 million worldwide. Electro elements inside of their music made JJ Fad accessible to pop audiences.
JJ Fad incorporated electronic music and dance music with a hinted touch of pop added with some additional spicy sassy rap into the song Supersonic. The music genres incorporated into Supersonic are electronic, dance, pop, and hip hop/rap. Although the song Supersonic is more influenced by the sounds of electronic music and dance music more so than hip hop/rap. Nevertheless a hinted touch of rap is added into the mix of the song Supersonic.
The upbeat electronic dance song with spicy sassy rap ended being a success for the female group. The single Supersonic led to success and momentum which eventually led the Supersonic album to reach multi-platinum status thus becoming a success. It was electro elements inside of Supersonic that made JJ Fad accessible to pop audiences. Overall Supersonic proved to be the most successful and memorable song off their album Supersonic. JJ Fad proved to be rockin’ our world way out with the single Supersonic. (They were also listed on VH1’s One-Hit Wonders of Rap in 2008.)
Now Way Out proved to be a success for JJ Fad way out there on the West Coast in the state of California. Way Out was another successful hit for female trio JJ Fad. It was electronic music elements inside of Way that made the single a success for JJ Fad as well. Way Out was not too “way out” for JJ Fad. It translated into another success for the female trio. Way Out was another successful single for them. Way Out was a follow-up to their one hit wonder Supersonic. That is the ironic thing about this track.
Way Out had different music genres incorporated than Supersonic did. The music genres incorporated into Way Out were rock, hip hop/rap, dance music, and electronic music. It seems Way Out samples Yello – Oh Yeah. Way Out has a small rock influenced fused inside of this JJ Fad song. A distorted electric guitar can be heard playing 4 bars of musical notes at the main hook. There is no chorus. Overall Way Out has fresh rhymes and fresh beats.
You can hear a distorted electric guitar playing at the chorus where JJ Fad talks. Where JJ Fad talks is when the distorted electric guitar can be heard playing 4 bars of musical notes on a mono speaker it seems. The tone for these musical notes is monotonous.
Too bad you’re on your way out
Let’s Get Hyped could have been chosen as a buzz single for the Supersonic album. The title and song itself were perfect enough to hype up a crowd during a concert live on stage or during any live performances. Let’s Get Hyped was perfect buzz single material. That is where Ruthless Records, ATCO Records, and Atlantic Records dropped the ball. All 3 record companies had all the opportunity in the world to mold Let’s Get Hyped into a buzz single.
Mainly Let’s Get Hyped had incorporated the sounds of hip hop/rap. Let’s Get Hyped had some of the freshest beats and freshest lyrics of the time. Sassy C dominated the track! She was on top with the hip hop/rap sound. So was the rest of JJ Fad. The sound is funky. The beats can be considered repetitive to some folks standards.
MC Ren was responsible for writing My Dope Intro. That offers an explanation why his sound is all over this introduction song. DJ Yella co-produced My Dope Intro. The beats on My Dope Intro are phat and fresh. Not to mention dope! Pumping bass is way phat. The sound is funky. The beats can be considered repetitive to some folks standards.
Blame It On The Muzick has some of the freshest beats and freshest lyrics. The song sounds very similar to what Yello would compose or Blue Man Group would perform live on stage. Blame It On The Muzick samples Model 500 – Time Space Transmat.
In The Mix is another funky JJ Fad cut that incorporates sounds from genres such as electronic, hip hop/rap, pop, dance, and techno. In The Mix samples Ron C – South Dallas Drop. Yes In The Mix does get repetitive at times. Now Really has some funny moments where JJ Fad go way out to diss others.
Although there were times when the album had some repetitiveness, overall it was fun. The album alone is worth the purchase. The catchy beats, fresh rhymes, wired electronic music sound, peppy tempo, and sassy lyrics in rap made this album alone worth the purchase. Way Out, Now Really, and Supersonic have some of the funniest moments.
I rate this album 5/5*****!!