This album contains a variety of songs recorded in the late 80’s. After recording “It’s a demo” in one night Marley Marl was so impressed that he instantly embraced Kool G Rap and DJ Polo as Juice Crew members. Kool G Rap’s delivery, flow and wordplay are incredible. Released in 1989 on Cold Chillin’ Records “Road To The Riches” became a Hip Hop classic.
Their debut “Livin’ like hustlers” is considered to be one of the best west coast rap albums of all time. However, this time Cold 187um took over production from Dr. Dre. A few guest appearances (2Pac, Eazy-E, Kokane & MC Ren) spice up their third release. “Livin like hustlers” is arguably the better record but if you like funky albums you should definitely check out “Black Mafia Life”. To put it in a few words – G-Funk at its best.