N.W.A. Video Legacy REVIEW!
Crazy Jim | Massachusetts | 04/26/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This twelve-song collection of classic videos featuring N.W.A. and artists involved with their family tree is strictly for the music video lovers. There are no special features. Just twelve music videos. The DVD opens with the video for the new school N.W.A. reunion track, "Hello". We got Cube, Dre, and Ren driving around in a stolen police cruiser while each of them mugs it up for the camera. We then move to the classic N.W.A. videos with "Straight Outta Compton", "Appetite For Destruction", and "Alwayz Into Somethin". After that, there's a clip for each N.W.A. member's solo career (besides Dr. Dre). You get Eazy-E's "We Want Eazy", MC Ren's "Final Frontier" and Ice Cube's "Dead Homiez". Following that, there's three videos dedicated to Cube's other group, Westside Connection. You get the two classic singles, "Gangstas Make The World Go Round" and "Bow Down", and the Mack 10 solo, "From Tha Streetz". Closing out the video collection are two from Dre's legendary protege, Snoop Dogg. He joins up with Xzibit for "B Please" and Bad Azz on "Wrong Idea". This video collection is pretty good but their choice of music videos could have been better. Classic videos like Dr. Dre's "Let Me Ride", Ice Cube's "Today Was A Good Day", and the Dre/Cube collabo on "Natural Born Killaz" would have given this collection more of a historical signifance."
Where's the early stuff?
Joseph S. Boyd | San Jose, CA United States | 11/30/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This video collection was obviousely put together by NWA's A&R reps since they left out two early videos Express Yourself and 100 Miles and Runnin'. I also don't understand why a video was never made for Nobody Move? Although the Westside Connection made great music and videos, still, it isn't NWA and only made the compilation as fillers since Ice Cube was in them. Also, Gin and Juice would have been a more appropriate video with Snoop Dogg but again, these were obviousely not chosen by the surviving original members. Still, the video has enough variety that it's definitely worth buying unless you only want the videos from efil4zaggin or earlier."