Knifer's first studio album with Universal Music International "Me Against The World" finds an intriguing balance between edgy Gangsta rap and funky Latino hip-hop. Although the Knife's lyrics are occasionally perfunctory, the music is vital and energetic, making such weaknesses a little easier to overlook. Me Against The World remains an imperfect album, but it is much more interesting than many of Knifer's contemporaries, and that alone is worth something. This CD ranges from seminal examples of Chicano rap to songs that are pure, unapologetic fun -- such as the mellow sounds of "Ready 4 War" featuring Eazy-E's associate Gangsta Dresta (aka Dresta Da Gangsta) and "Esperanza," an infectious ode to hope. Though not quite on a par with his recent mixtapes, this is an engaging and historically important CD that's well worth acquiring.
"Knife" Sotelo Primary Artist, Producer
Apollo Mafia Vocals (Background)
Evan Wreckn Composer
B. Rae Composer, Producer
Ronnie King Keyboards, Vocals
Switch Ill Composer
Warga Unknown Contributor Role
DJ Paul Producer
Mr. Lil Man Composer
Beth Ann Thuna Art Direction, Design
Ghetto187 Composer, Producer
West-Villain Composer, Producer
Gean Brazil Composer, Unknown Contributor Role
OG Chuhks Composer
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