Roots of Evil

Kool G Rap - Roots of Evil
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Based on 15 ratings
1998 Ratings: #183
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October 20, 1998 / Release Date
LP / Format
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This is my favorite of Kool G Rap's albums that I've heard so far by FAR. I've heard mafioso rap before but the way he connects that theme throughout this album is amazing. Very good album here from G Rap and one of the most underrated of all time.
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A low key Kool G Rap favorite, he's spitting headspinning bars over your traditional NY mafioso production consistently, no filler.


A Kool G Rap album always is a special event, if only because of the man’s superior mic skills and unparalleled storytelling abilities.

Roots Of Evil is an underrated album. Sure, by 1998 the whole gangsta thing was a tired subject matter for a long time already, but few do it as well as G Rap. This album (just like Live And Let Die) should be experienced like watching a straight hardcore gangsta film – G Rap storytelling prowess make it a cinematic experience.

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Track List

  1. Intro
  2. Hitman's Diary
  3. One Dark Night
  4. Foul Cats
  5. Tekilla Sunrise
  6. Home Sweet Funeral Home (Ft. Jinx Da Juvy & Papoose)
  7. Mobsta's
  8. Let the Games Begin
  9. A Thug's Love Story (Chapter I, II, III)
  10. Da Bosses Lady (Ft. Camileone)
  11. Mafioso
  12. Thugs Anthem (Ft. Johnny 2 Gunz & Pokaface)
  13. Da Heat
  14. Can't Stop the Shine (Ft. Miss Jones)
  15. Cannon Fire
  16. Daddy Figure
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