J. Shaw

Helpful votes received on reviews: 77% (10 of 13)
Location: England, United Kingdom


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,574,712 - Total Helpful Votes: 10 of 13
Foundation [Us Import] ~ Geto Boys
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 3 AND A HALF stars..., 8 Mar 2005
There are few words that can adequately describe the indefinable Geto Boys. 'Emotive', 'raw' and 'dedicated' are but three words which I'd use when addressing the group as a whole. Unfortunately, these synonyms seem only partially applicable when describing 'The Foundation'. The album is the first time the Geto Boys (complete with Rap-a-Lot head Lil' J) have all come together on a recording since 1996. So 'The Foundation' is essentially a reunion record, and with it come the problems of any 'get-back-together' joint, especially when the nine years in between have been filled with a certain two members of the groups releasing questionable material.
'The Foundation' is by no means… Read more
American History X [DVD] [1999] <b>DVD</b> ~ Edward Norton
American History X [DVD] [1999] DVD ~ Edward Norton
5.0 out of 5 stars Hugely ironic, 8 Sep 2003
Edward Norton stars as Derek Vinyard, the young, charismatic leader of a race-hate group. Allowing his 'passions' to get the better of him, Vinyard brutally murders a black man and sees himself imprisoned. On the inside, he finds life - particularly in regards to the expression of his views - somewhat different. Upon befriending a black inmate who received a hefty sentence for a minor crime, Vinyard seeks solace in the man as one of few inmates he is respected by, and begins the journey into self-realisation and correction.
After laying low in prison and changing his outlook, Vinyard is released back into his old neighbourhood. His presence is heralded and his old friends expect… Read more
All That I Got Is You ~ Ghostface Killah
All That I Got Is You ~ Ghostface Killah
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Probably one of the most emotional, real, raw ghetto tracks ever. Ghostface Killah tells a sad, yet inspiring tale of his upbringing, focussing on the love of his mother and people around him. Painting a picture of REAL life in a slum, experienced by millions of people worldwide, regardless of race, religion or gender, Killah spits the following lines effortlessly:
Seven o'clock, pluckin roaches out the cereal box
Some shared the same spoon, watchin saturday cartoons
Sugar water was our thing, every meal was no thrill
In the summer, free lunch held us down like steel
And there was days I had to go to Tex house with a note
Stating "Gloria can I borrow some… Read more

Wish List

Natural [VINYL] ~ Mic Geronimo
Natural [VINYL] ~ Mic Geronimo
Long Live the Kane ~ Big Daddy Kane
Long Live the Kane ~ Big Daddy Kane
Black Dialogue ~ The Perceptionists
Black Dialogue ~ The Perceptionists
The Sagas of... ~ Klashnekoff
The Sagas of... ~ Klashnekoff
Resurrection [Us Import] ~ Common