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Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud - Girls I Got 'Em Locked / Stezo - Crazy Noise

posted on Nov 29, 2005 Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud - Do The James (Link Expired)
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Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud - Girls I Got 'Em Locked
Stezo - Crazy Noise

Superlover Cee & Casanova Rud
Girls I Got ‘Em Locked
DNA International/ Elektra 1988

Stezo
Crazy Noise
Sleeping Bag/ Fresh 1989

Nowadays, both Girls I Got ‘Em Locked and Crazy Noise receive honorable mention as two of the more famous obscure albums to showcase the production and engineering genius of sampling pioneer and mentor to legendary sampling pioneer Paul C (R.I.P.). Since both titles are grossly overlooked even in true school revivalist circles they partly function as ironic monuments to the man’s immense but unacknowledged contribution to the genre’s evolution. A cursory listen to Super Lover Cee and Casanova Rud’s classic jam “Do The James” should illuminate the uninitiated masses to Paul’s singular talent for manipulating technology to making significant improvements on the funky breaks that hip hop’s first b-boys and DJs might have worshipped as instances of musical perfection.

Perhaps more importantly, “Do The James” is a damn fun song. It’s funky enough to command the most ice grillingest wallflower to assume wop position. The drums jacked from you-know-where are among the hardest to ever rock the nation. In fact, they are hard enough to snap skulls, rupture vats of processed honey, or knock a lame duck out of office. That hard (nh). Many aging b-boys wax poetic on how the killer snares and superb fast rappin’ heard on “Do The James” evoke ‘87 in all of its stick-up kid taxin’, Rooftop-raisin’, dookie gold rope-a-dope glory but after all of the throwback rhetoric subsides we are left with one hell of a tight song. Girls I Got ‘Em Locked rests on this solid foundation of inspired party music.

Though “Do The James” is clearly the crown jewel of the album, most of the songs are worth blasting when you have company over. The title track (also the album’s second single) is as self-assured, libdinous, and carefree as you might guess, while “Girls Act Stupid-aly” proves to be four-and-a-half minutes of pimp slap funk and exudes bad attitude and fly style. “I’m Back” and “I Gotta A Good Thing” are reverent but raucous invocations of James Brown’s inimitable spirit. “Gets No Deeper” rolls and pulsates with the same rhythmic intensity that the listener might pick up in Super Lover Cee’s flow. These cuts push this ten-track album forward past its brief weak spots and into the eternal memory of the dazzled party people in the place to be.

The CT native known as Stezo is perhaps most famous for his stint as EPMD’s dancer, but his LP Crazy Noise is a forward if inconsistent late ‘80s rap record. The thickly layered hardcore grooves point towards the increasing complexity of sample-based hip hop that was more fully and famously realized on De La Soul’s 3 Feet High and Rising and the Beastie Boys’ Paul’s Boutique from the same year. Stezo is not as technically skilled as Posdnous or even half as charismatic as King Adrock but his cockily nonchalant party host persona suits festive romps like “Bring The Horns” and “Talking Sense” well. “Girl Trouble” and the slightly overproduced “Getting Paid” are so catchy and endearingly one-dimensional that one can easily imagine them being as having been dreamt up as crossover-obsessed A&R’s at some big fat greasy major label. Except of course, that these songs are really good.

The mega-bangers “Freak the Funk” and “To The Max” were smartly chosen to be included on the album’s 12” singles even though several of the songs on this LP might have also worked wonders on the airwaves. “Get Into His Move” is the album’s finest moment (though many will point to the incredible usage of a certain Skull Snaps break on “It’s My Turn”). The song is densely packed with samples that would be re-used numerous times over the following decade and as such possesses a sense of urgency and grand historical significance. Oh, and did I mention that it’s dope as fuck? On the strength, though, be sure to add both Crazy Noise and Girls I Got ‘Em Locked to your burgeoning “shit that nobody has and everybody forgot about” collection.

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Comments for "Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud - Girls I Got 'Em Locked / Stezo - Crazy Noise"

  1. DAMN!!! This was the jam,MAN!! I used to dance around my house screamin ” I love SUPER LOVER CEE ” !!
    Thank You so much for this flash back.
    Us true HIP HOP HEADS NO WHAT’S UP!
    Dawnyel    Dec 5, 10:21 AM   
  2. No doubt Dawnyel. We here at ohword.com like nothing more than to get the honeydips shakin’ they hips… ahem… I mean provide quality coverage of the true school!
    R.H.S.    Dec 6, 07:07 PM   
  3. yeah, see I’m proud to say
    i bought the 12” of “Girls” when it was on store shelves back in the day. Still got it.
    keatso    Dec 12, 12:42 AM   
  4. yeah, see I’m proud to say
    i bought the 12” of “Girls” when it was on store shelves back in the day. Still got it.
    keatso    Dec 12, 12:42 AM   
  5. Want to give a shout out to my boys from back in the day in Astoria Projects. Peace


    Tyrone    Jan 7, 03:47 PM   
  6. Super Lover Cee and Casanova Rud were the part of the reason I wanted to be an emcee. Those dudes had the hottest joint in New York when it dropped, Do The James was all over Marly, Red (Alert) and Chuck Chillouts shows, those were good times man , some of my favorite memories growing up were from 87-88.


    Havana    Jan 28, 03:41 AM   
  7. Super Lover Cee (Calente) is producing an up and coming R&B artist;Fareed- check it out: WWW.FAREEDSWORLD.COM.


    Kathie    May 20, 03:48 PM   
  8. Finally a place where cats give props due to the old skool. Super Lover Cee and Casanova Rud came really hard in ‘88 (never to be heard from again). I remember that summer watching their wack ass video on yo MTV raps that was shot on somebody’s camcorder or something. But at the time the shit was hott!! That year the video playlist was Super Lover Cee and Casanova Rud, followed by De La Soul’s potholes in my lawn. (remember the dayz)


    e.double    Jul 27, 05:01 PM   
  9. e. double
    I remember that video too…It was the “girls I got em locked” video…I still have that from when I used to tape yo mtv raps back in the day. They looked like they said f-it and started shooting the video right where they were in Everyhood U.S.A.


    Deep Jr    Oct 14, 12:08 AM   
  10. Where can I purchase the Girls I Gotem Locked CD by Super Lover C


    Philip Womack    Oct 26, 02:00 PM   
  11. I actually have both original album’s (yes records) they are both forgotten classics way ahead of they’re time


    TREV DOGG    Nov 15, 08:54 PM   
  12. I REMEMBER WHEN I WAS @ 12YRS OLD I USED TO TAPE RED ALERT ON 98.7 KISS & THERE WAS THIS ONE SONG THE HOOK WAS I GOTTA GOOD THING GOIN. IVE BEEN TRYING IN VAIN TO FIND THAT SONG I EVEN CONTACTED DJ DOO WOP HE KNEW THE SONG BUT DIDNT KNOE THE ARTIST. IT MAY BE SUPER LOVER CEE BUT I NEED TO HEAR IT IVE TRIED LIME WIRE STILL TO NO AVAIL. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME!!!!OLD SCHOOL HIP HOP HEAD….(J.MISA@HOTMAIL.COM)


    MISABABY    Dec 12, 11:46 AM   
  13. yo When my uncle brought them down to paterson nj wow, they Ripppped the place with (DO THE JAMES!) Thats whats up!


    Dab    Apr 4, 11:37 AM   
  14. yo i got the tape for super, but my song on steezo jawn was “crazy noise”


    Tabauri    May 18, 01:19 AM   
  15. I remember wearing Super Lover C- Casanova Rud album out back in the day, that’s right i said album ! It bring back good memories of 1988-1989. I brought the album back home in Philly in 1988 and took it to college my freshman year at West Virginia Univ. I remember all the heads from New York and North Jersey use to borrow it from me because they couldn’t buy a copy down there on campus. I thought the production on the album was way ahead of it’s time!


    bedroombully    Sep 22, 01:41 AM   
  16. We used to go to Jams and Graf convetions and jump around like crazy to Su. Pa….. Casinova ah…. ah ah ah ah a.


    — Jimb0    Dec 18, 04:02 PM   
  17. I WOULD SOMEHOW GET A CD COPY OF GIRLS I GOTTEM LOCKED IF POSSIBLE THANKYOU PAUL


    paul baylor    Apr 25, 01:46 AM   
  18. what is the track they use in girls i got em locked


    jeff    Apr 30, 04:20 PM   
  19. trying to find a copy romeo 12’ – can someone help me please ?


    money    Jul 12, 11:21 AM   
  20. I got both albums on CD from back in the day. used to bump Girls I got em’ locked in college at UNLV.


    Wayne E. Mack    Aug 11, 03:04 PM   
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