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WSRR 2.2.22 rage
Black History Month in affect y’all!! We got some treats for you this month so stay tuned.
But this week on WSRR, 6 albums we giving some shine to..
Lets start in 1988 Jan 31st , Short Dog dropped his debut album on a major label. “Life Is..Too Short”. Bonified classic out the Bay, outta Oakland in fact.. this changed the game. The use of explicit lyrics, story telling of that street life… from Dangerous Music, through Jive Records.. this is still Short’s highest selling album to date, and arguably its still his best. With that truck of funk, telling tales of Oakland CA. “Life is”, “I Aint Trippin”, “Cusswords”, “Dont Fight the Feeling”.. all classics.
Feb 5th 1991. Sir Mix A Lot dropped his 3rd album “Mack Daddy”. Well known for the song “Baby got Back”, there were some funk inspired jams from the Seattle MC.
Feb 2nd 1993. Above The Law, “Black Mafia Life”. So this album was recorded in 1991, being 1 of the precursors to the G Funk era, but was help back until a year later due to legal issues with Epic records and Dr Dre leaving Ruthless. Released on Ruthless records the album reached 6 on Top R&B/Hip Hop Charts. Produced primarily by ATL, this was the last album with Go Mack who left the group. This album had features with 2pac, Money B, Eazy E, Kokane, and MC Ren. What a lineup, this is a classic. VSOP, Pimp Clinic, Call it What You Want, in the mix…
Feb 1st 1994. The first release from the Oakland Rap God Casual, with “Fear Itself”. The hard rhymer of the Hieroglypics crew, Casual come with aggressive lyrics here. Souls of Mischief, Extra Prolific, and Del all appear on this album. “I didn’t meant to” is a stand out cut, with Thats BS with Saafir, and Who’s it on with Del and Pep Love.
Last 2 are some G classics. Feb 4th 1997 CBO dropped “One Life To Live”. The Sacramento G, dropped a funky gangsta classic with production from Dj Daryl and Mike Mosley. Slaps on here like.. “I’m a Fool”, “Ridin on My Bumper” and “Livin like a Hustler”.
Last Up Feb 1st 2000, Snoop Presents the Eastsidaz. Goldie Loc and Tray Dee make up the Eastsidaz. Snoop as exec producer, and production by Battlecat, Warren G, Def Jef, Jelly Roll and more.
Guest appearances by Rappin 4’tay, the Twins, Kokane, Dr Dre, Jayo Felony, Bad Azz (RIP), Kam, Xzibit.. Kurupt, CPO, Warren G.. Suga Free, Butch Cassidy.. i mean damn who aint on here? Great album, with the hit “G’d Up”. much of this album in the mix. Im out !
Written by: rage