Pete Rock & InI – Center of Attention solidified Pete Rock as one of the greatest producers in hip hop music. His hard solid staccato drums and hip hop oriented beat patterns are what helped make this album a hip hop classic. Pete Rock was killing it with his production. Fakin’ Jax and Think Twice are the highlights off the album.
Think Twice was about who will be the MC to get dismantled and respect. Who’ll be the sucka MC to get dismantled? Who’ll be the next sucka MC to get dismantled? Those are the questions that leave people wondering. Sucka MC’s please think twice. Pete Rock’s bringing the flavor regardless. Grap Luva’s lazy boy laidback style of speak is what made the song captivating to listen to and drew attention from audiences underground.
Who’ll be the sucka MC to get dismantled? Grap Luva hopes that you can handle your whipping. So cease your flippin. He’ll be the black civilian who is bound to make a million or make enough loot so he can buy his own pavilion to throw a fat party and invite everybody where he will play all the old school hits like Lodi Dodi. The funk makes you dance cheek to cheek. I know this will.
Grap Luva has connections like OPEC while ya hung up like a coatcheck. He’s real like a ruby while ya fake like a pinchbeck. That’s imitation gold if you didn’t know it. His rhymes flow as his vocab grows and grows. He freaks it for the basslines. Catch him while he is boomin’ in your Alpine. You need to think twice just to earn respect. So sucka MC’s please think twice. You don’t know what you doin’. Think about that.
Pete Rock came through for ’95 with the flav. His production was amazin’ that it was blazin’. Not brazen. He displayed the funk material as he stood imperial to others. The public came to hear the Soul Brother disperse words of wisdom with InI comin’ direct on the set. A lot of rap niggas came to win but the style played out when they chose a different route. Respect the mic check, one, two.
Step Up is Think Twice revisited. Pete Rock brought that East Coast hip hop/rap flavor to the mix. Grap Luva’s lazy boy laidback style of speak is what made the song captivating to listen to and drew attention from audiences underground. INI did make noise with the song.
Each time when Grap Luva and Pete Rock hit the studio, it is pure sheer perfection because they’ve already belittled the flaws like the ultimate driver machine with no pause. They don’t obliterate what they mean. Brothers don’t be overstanding the plans that they be havin’. Crushing all these clowns cause it’s all about the mic grabbin’.
Rob-O stays at the center of news, gossip, and interviews. He is saying the shit to smooth to make you move. There is no hesitation in a world of frustration because he is facing a grown man sport situation. Each time Grap Luva and Pete Rock hit the studio, it is pure sheer perfection.
I rate this album 5/5*****!