H.N.I.C. Pt. 2
H.N.I.C. Part 2 is the third album by American rapper Prodigy. It was released on 22 April 2008 in the United States of America. The recordings were released on the label Voxonic. On 4 November 2008 the album was released under the title HNIC Pt. 2: The Ultimate Collector's Edition as a re-release.
In March 2007, the album Return of the Mac by Prodigy appeared on the label Koch Records. This should serve as a tool for marketing of HNIC Part 2 function. Koch Records rapper made an offer for its third album, Prodigy, however, refused. He eventually accepted an offer of the company Voxonic. Prodigy also rose as a partner in Voxonic, where he works as an A & R.
The recordings for H.N.I.C. Part 2 began in 2004. Since Prodigy of Mobb Deep working with his group, which he formed with the hip- hop musician Havoc, giving priority to the completion of the album was delayed. He worked at this time on new music for Mobb Deep and went to the Anger Management Tour. In addition, "legal issues " for Prodigy presented after the completion of a.
In contrast to previous albums, Prodigy put in the development of HNIC Part 2 more emphasis on the beats. The topics treated, according to a statement by the rapper, " universal problems ". The main focus was in production on the atmosphere of the album.
Voxonic applied for the album with a technology that loads a recorded voice and these can then be translated into different languages. Thus, intermittent, spoken or, in the case of the album, eingerappte texts can be translated into the same emphasis and for the same voice. H.N.I.C. Part 2 is thus the first hip-hop album, which has been translated into over 1,000 languages.
In the production of H.N.I.C. Part 2 were involved in the hip- hop musician The Alchemist, Sid Roams, Havoc and Apex. Apex was responsible for the musical arrangement of When I see you and It's nothing. The production of the pieces The Life, Young Veterans, Illuminati, Veteran 's Memorial Part II as well as the bonus track Dirty New Yorker took over The Alchemist. A song was produced by Havoc, Prodigy forms with which the music duo Mobb Deep. This is the title I want out. In addition, Sid Roams was involved in the making of the album by the production of Real Power Is People, A, B, C's, Click Clack, 3 stacks, and A, B, C 's "( Vox Spanish Remix Teaser ).
On H.N.I.C. Pat 2 are only sporadically represented guest musicians. Twin Gambino was involved in the development of the pieces Click Clack and 3 stacks. Mobb Deep member Havoc can be heard in the song I want out. Furthermore, the rapper Big Noyd It's nothing to be represented. In addition, Un Pacino is involved through the pieces Field Marshal P and I Want Out. This was already represented on the previous album Return of the Mac.
The album debuted at number 36 of the U.S. Billboard 200 charts a. In the first week were 13,000 copies of HNIC Part 2 sold. The single The Life could reach No. 1 on the Billboard Top 100 as the first solo recordings of the rapper.
On the website Rap4Fame.de the album was awarded three out of a possible five rating points. Here, the editor referred H.N.I.C. Part 2 as " average album ," which does not exceed the previous Return of the Mac. The productions and especially the Beats by Sid Roams be negatively criticized. 3 Stacks is the view of the editor of the " worst track on the disc ," whereas the title I want out as " absolute maximum " of the album is called. Furthermore, Prodigy also criticized. Thus, he has written texts are classified between " 0815 phrases and irrelevance ." The album documented " how little [ Prodigy ] to tell yet ." Apart from the negative criticism, the beats of Havoc and the contributions of rapper Un Pacino are highlighted positive.
The German hip hop magazine Juice awarded in a review of the album four out of six possible " crowns ". The rating is H.N.I.C. Part 2, "groundbreaking but not " as " good". The " less successful pieces " of audio medium, are " counted on one hand" from the perspective of Juice. In addition, the song A, B, C's and its positive impact.