Due to Live and Let Die's cover art and song content, both Wire Hangers - Nocturnal Heart were reluctant to give the album a release, as they didn't want to get themselves into any more legal troubles.
The recording and writing process began in in Los Angeles California, and continued into The original cover was to display Kool G Rap and DJ Polo robbing a bank, with the Beginning Again - Brian Augers Oblivion Express - Straight Ahead being in black and white through a surveillance camera's perspective.
This concept was eventually dismissed, as every bank that they went to would not allow them to take such a graphic photo in their buildings. Although this idea was more promising, being that this photo would cost less, and they could easily do it inside a photo studio, there was a new policy that record labels were taking at that time, which didn't allow weapons on album covers.
It insinuates that as Kool G Rap and DJ Polo tease the dogs Kool G Rap & DJ Polo* - Ill Street Blues the food, they run, Kool G Rap & DJ Polo* - Ill Street Blues out the chairs and strangling the two under covers. The album was eventually shelved because of this, and remained out of print until it was re-released in August Although Live and Let Die didn't receive the same amount of commercial success and attention as some of Kool G Rap's other releases, it is widely favored among fans and critics alike.
Whether pulling off a train heist, Kool G Rap & DJ Polo* - Ill Street Blues sexual frustration, analyzing his psychosis, or lording over the streets, G Rap is a pro at holding a captive audience. All die-hard East Coast rap fans, especially followers of the Notorious B. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Dennis, January Hip Hopp. Review: Live and Let Die.
Retrieved on Billboard : That potential was fulfilled with the following year's Wanted: Dead or Alive. On this album, G Rap became an MC of top caliber; he expanded his range as a magnificent storyteller on tracks like "Streets of New York" a number three rap single and "Wanted: Dead or Alive. Just as accomplished as Wanted: Dead or Alive if not Crying In The Rain / Drum Solo - Whitesnake - Slow And Easy sothe album featured the sympathetic handiwork of Sir Jinx and Trakmasterz and helped bring G Rap 's increasingly profane and vivid tales to extreme levels.
G Rap and Polo went their separate ways shortly after that. G Rap put out three albums between the mid-'90s and early '00s, while Polo cut a single with Ice-T and porn star Ron Jeremy. The song's first verse tells of G Rap and his sidekick Bill Blass being sent to retrieve money from a cocaine Android Blues - Various - Endless Grindstone: The Compilation bartender named Jimmy who is in debt to the mob.
He is unable to pay the money, however, and they are instructed to kill him instead. Blass distracts him while G Rap enters the bar through the back entrance, and kills Jimmy by shooting him in the back of the head and stabbing him with a knife.
He describes committing various robberies in verse two and, in verse three, tells of how his mob boss betrayed him and attempted to have him and Blass killed. They take revenge by throwing him from a skyscraper. Speaking of the identity of Bill Blass, his sidekick in the song, G Rap said:. Bill Blass was my man. He was a real street dude out of Brooklyn. He ended up being my road manager for awhile.
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