February 15, 2022

MC Trouble - Gotta Get a Grip (1990)

Country: U.S.A.
Genre: Hip-Hop
Label Number: MOTD-6306
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© 1990 Motown
Gotta Get a Grip Review by Alex Henderson
MC Trouble's story is one of the most heartbreaking in the history of rap. Although not in a class with Queen Latifah or MC Lyte, she showed some promise on her debut album, Gotta Get a Grip. Trouble seemed to have a strong supporter in Motown Records, a label that had been weak in the area of rap and looked to her to change that. But MC Trouble never had a chance to develop or record a second album -- she died during an epileptic seizure. Whether embracing hardcore rap or more commercial, R&B-ish material, the aggressive rapper leaves no doubt that she has solid rhyming skills. Much of the time, she takes a fun, escapist approach focusing on such matters as the type of behinds she admires on a man; but when she does become socio-political on "Black Line" and the title song, she articulates quite effectively the need for social change in the inner city.

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