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Westside Ridah Report 5.16rage
Its May and its getting HOT.. like Amerikkka’s Most Wanted hot !!! Ice Cube dropped his debut album May 16th, 1990. It dropped like a bomb, with the help of the Bomb Squad, who had worked on Public Enemy’s music. This album was Cube’s departure from Dr. Dre and NWA. Hardcore lyrics, street stories and conscious music. Word is.. some of these lyrics were from a notebook for use for Eazy-E. The skits and the arrangements, make this a westcoast classic. Going from the song “Cant fade me” to JD’s still gafflin, is still one of the best skits ever. Shout Out to JD from Da Lench Mob who is newly released from prison with his own album “J-Dee’s Revenge”.
On the same day in the year 2000, we had a release from Spice 1, “The Last Dance”, and a release from Dj Quik “Balance and Options”. Spice 1’s 7th album, and 1st since leaving Jive Records.. his guests include RBL Posse, MJG, The OUtlawz, Bad Azz (RIP), UGK and CBo. His return to that raw sound, that will be in the mix.
Balance and Options, Quik’s 5th album, produced mostly by himself David Blake. Guests include AMG, James Debarge, Erick Sermon, Digital Underground, Raphael Saadiq and Suga Free. One of Quiks well known party songs are on here .. including “Pitch in on a Party”.
May 19th 1991, “Make Way for the Motherlode” the debut album from Yo-Yo. 2 songs with Ice Cube, some skits with the late Ricky Harris, and production by Sir Jinx, made this one of those albums you heard from trunks across the west.
Last up, Album # 10 .. who is that from? Too Short! “Gettin It” was released May 21st 1998. This was said to be his retirement album, we know now that didn’t happen.. but he did take a break after this. 1 of his best albums, produced by MC Breed, LA Dre, Ant Banks, Shorty B.. and tracks with Parliament, Erick Sermon, MC Bree, Rappin 4’Tay… this was classic short. Trunk of Funk, and even some street knowledge.
Look forward to hearing all these in the mix this week.