TUNE IN EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT FOR #WESTSIDERIDAHREPORT 5PM PACIFIC-2AM PACIFIC/8PM-5AM EASTERN
** Be sure to listen to Project Sound Friday Night 4.15 for special WSRR giving love to San Francisco Rappers. **
What Up Family!! Got 4 Westcoast classics we giving love to, and a special commemoration.
1st up April 12, 1994 Kokane released his 2nd studio album “Funk Upon a Rhyme” with Ruthless Records. With Production by Cold 187um from Above the Law, and executive production by Eazy E, this was gonna b a classic no matter. The album is so funky with guests Tha Alkaholiks, and Above the Law. “Slow Burnin” was a video and single that dropped at the time, but 1 of the album classics “No Pain, No Gain” an ode to lost friends and rappers, on the 25th anniversary of the album in 2015, Kokane dropped a video. Check it out below.
Spice 1 dropped his debut album on JIVE April 14, 1992. He had hit singles from the jump like “In My Neighborhood”, “Welcome to the Ghetto”, “187 Proof” and “East Bay Gangsta”.Source magazine also included this as listed in its top 100 greatest hip hop albums. Coming from Hayward, CA, aka The Stack… Spice chose the phrase “East Bay Gangsta”, as at the time Oakland folks didnt want him to claim the Town.
April 16th 1992, across the Bay. East Palo Alto was up to say something. Released April 16th 1992, a duo from EPA dropped “Direct from the Backstreet”, Totally Insane’s first release. Filled with old school and funk samples, this album played in trunks all over the bay area. Produced by TC, featuring Mac-10 and Ad Kapone from EPA. Still a classic.
Last album outta SoCal, the Great Aceyalone from Freestyle Fellowship dropped “The Book of Human Language April 14, 1998 on Project Blowed. Lyrics and style permeate this album. It was called “intelligent” and all the production was done by Mumbles.
Last thing we are celebrating this week, is 415 day. Which give love to SFC, San Francisco and the culture that has come from there.. including so much underground hip hop, from RBL posse, to Andre Nickatina to Larry June, listen for SF classics in the mix. Salute SFC, and big up for 415 day. #415Day