4,5,6 is the solo debut by emcee Kool G Rap, released on September 26, 1995, on Cold Chillin’ Records. The release followed his break-up with DJ Polo in 1993. The album was mostly received neutrally among critics, but was warmly accepted by underground fans. Despite the album’s dark, grimy street sound, it peaked at number one on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart, and the single “Fast Life” charted on the Billboard Hot 100. The album features guest appearances from B1, MF Grimm, and Nas (who also appeared on the front cover), as well as production from Dr. Butcher, Naughty Shorts, T-Ray, and Buckwild of D.I.T.C. It would also be Cold Chillin’ Records’ final release before it went defunct in 1997. Source: Wiki
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by Noa Bunting on 4,5,6
Classic

Not a big fan of him but I respect his skills, could never get past his slurred speech but on this album it does not bother me. If you like some good ole fashion grimey NY rap then you'll be happy with this and many others from that time period of hip hop. Kool g rap is a pioneer and influenced guys like Nas, jay-z, 50 cent, big pun, Eminem etc.. But isn't as heralded as rakim or krs-one. His stuff with DJ polo never grabbed me because the production was either a bore or just plain cheap but on here there finally decent and are the best he ever got to lay vocals on

by B_Lorenz on 4,5,6
Best album he ever did

Kool G Rap owning the mic once again with an obnoxious flow that epitomised the 90s East Coast Rap scene. Solid backing tracks and total lyrical mastery throughout. Great album from start to finish.