Pulse Music Flashback 12/06/2004: Knoc-turn’al – The Way I Am Review

Inside Pulse launched on August 9, 2004, and has covered the world of music for over a decade. Every day, we take a look back at what was happening in the world of music 10 years ago, as reported right here at Inside Pulse!

Knoc-turn’al – The Way I Am Review

Since the first incarceration of Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight in 1997, the West Coast rap scene has struggled to maintain its identity. Its original forefathers, such as Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube, are still out here and making moves, but their status in the eyes of true Hip Hop heads hasn’t exactly been one of reverence lately.

But, the great thing about their commercial and critical struggles is that everyone is clamoring to be the new King of the Left Coast. And, when you mix the inherent hunger of new, unproven rappers with some genuine street buzz”¬¶well, the result is an act like Knoc-Turn’al.

Who? Ah, how quickly they forget.

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Summertime Blues, News, and Views: Stupid Christmas Music

The holiday season is jumping up in full force, and so has the horrid holiday music. I have never made any secret of the fact that I can’t stand Christmas music. Even in my New Kids On the Block fandom days, I wasn’t too keen on whipping out their Christmas album. It doesn’t help that my family is completely wacky as far as religion is concerned, and so we merely celebrate a chunk of time where presents are exchanged. Anyway, even without that factor, I would rather rip my ears off than listen to “Last Christmas” by Wham.

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