What The Fuck is a Jimmy Valentime Pt.2

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What The Fuck is a Jimmy Valentime ?

Because from time to time people look at me like I said My name was Shiny Suit or something.

Jimmy Valentime Comes from Cuban Linx.

If you don’t have that Album go buy it

Cocaine Rap + Rza Production = Cot Dam

 Every rapper on that album had an alias and the two “Stars” and major guest ( Nas ) all had mafia names. Tony Starks, Lex Diamond, Nas Escobar. 

I been running with the name since I was 14 and it aged a lot better then any of my partners.

 Also contrary to popular belief I am not Italian, I am Hispanic mix My mom is from D.R and my father is from Spain.

Like the freestyle said… ” Valentime Boy But I ain’t no Guinea”

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This my fav Blog //  online article of all time about how Cuban Linx destroyed hip-hop…

It was by Kris ex. in xxl
Could It Be That It Was All So Simple Then?

Thursday, April 27th, 2006

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Rainy Dayz

{+} There’s been much talk amongst nerdians about the greatness that may be Only Built 4 Cuban Linx. . . II. There’s also been a great amount of revisionist history going on surrounding the orginal. Because most of you children started listening to hip-hop when Tupac died, you may not know that the Purple Tape was not always deemed the classic that is it seen to be now. True indeed, when the Wu-Gambinos dropped the now-classic LP, it was as divisive as anything this side of All Eyez On Me. During an interview back in the days when most of you were still shiiting in Pampers, KRS-One told me that the album changed the gravitational center of hip-hop. Any album coming out that wanted to be taken seriously, the Teacha opined, had to respond to Cuban Linx. Point-in-fact, the Haitian Sicilians on The Score were a direct riposte to the Wu’s pasta eating dons. As was De la Soul’s Stakes Is High (a/k/a Ground Zero for the Playa Hater Movement). See, back then, the birth of uncut cocaine rap was not viewed as a good thing.

Just as problematic as the Wu’s philandering with Colombians were the shots (on the record, on the radio and in interviews) that the Chef and Ghost Deini took at the Notorious B.I.G., right when he was engaged in so-called beef with you know who. Many accused the Wu as coast-traitors for this act. And, off the record, there were many artists who claimed the album’s production to be sloppy, noisy and all-around uncouth. (I won’t mention any names, but I still have the tapes in my closet.) It didn’t help matters that the Notorious “Greatest of All Time” B.I.G. was, himself, accused of destroying hip-hop, which caused a small ruckus with the Boot Camp Clik(a), who would go on to record with 2Pac, which would have further convoluted the mainstream’s neat picture of an East Coast/West Coast rivalry, had they cared to dig any deeper. But I digress.

All around, it was a messy time in hip-hop, and the Purple Tape was at the epicenter of subliminal jabbery. If you were paying attention, you’d have noticed that Rae, Ghost and (to a lesser extent) Rza, had been taking shots at Jigga, right up until his “retirement,” for supposedly appropriating their Cristal talk. (An idea which I’ve always found Chris Bridges.) Similarly, Outkast accused Diddy of swagger-jacking their whole playalistic vibe while their best album, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik (which is undoubtedly their best album, mind you) was snubbed by the East Coast elemental-types.(b)

In other unpopular opinions, I still Hold Wu-Tang Forever as a classic; one of the few double discs worth its dual Soundscan numbers along with Life After Death and All Eyez On Me.

And, while we’re being honest, it wasn’t until 2000 that I appreciated the bleak beauty of Hell On Earth and I originally preferred Project: Funk Da World to Ready to Die.

Eh.

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One response to “What The Fuck is a Jimmy Valentime Pt.2

  1. Greumsy Greums

    I luv Only Built for Cuban Linx
    and Raekwon is one of the best mc
    flow, styles …
    i luv it and i think Cuban Linx II, with
    RzA ANd Dr.Dre, dj scratch, e.sermon? and Busta, GzA, Cappa … Ice Water Inc
    Greatest album on 2007!
    Grammyawards maybe … i espeR
    Wu tang finest, RAEKWON The Chef !!!
    so real real ip-op, real reconiz real
    this is a featuring with a very good mc in paris called Ol’kainry ! french connexion, friendship, rap & unity!
    If rae is high, i think that this is also HipHop
    so watch here: http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=9upRi8NC9nI
    But …
    Worldwide music ! exist, and this is one of the 5 best mc in france !
    Sages poets of the street “Dany Dan”
    New song called “Sunshine”
    so Watch the video: here

    I think …
    Sleep is your cousin;
    The Sky is your father;
    The Death is your sister, this bitch;
    The Earth is your mother …
    You are my life !
    I need your love em’ like a sunshine …

    Flow talk in every language !!! so listen …!
    It’s Just like Music !
    Feelin’ it

    Album “Poetically correct”
    from Paris (france)
    buy on internet if u like

    Micka styles

    Peace y’all

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