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Westside Ridah Report 8.3rage
HOT AUGUST!! We start it off with a bang. August 1st, The instant classic “No One can do it Better”, by Tracy Lynn Curry, aka The D.O.C. Originally named DOC-T, Tracy was with the Fila Fresh Crew outta Dallas Texas, beforemoving to CA and becoming affiliated with NWA and the Posse. A lyricist, who was highly influenced by the funk, most first heard The DOC on “Parental Discretion iz Advised” with NWA. He would write lyrics for Straight Outta Compton, and damn near every NWA affiliated project. A few months after the release of this classic album, he was involved in a near fatal car crash, that took his voice and nearly his life. The DOC wrote for Death Row classics, and so much more, but this album stands out.. and influenced the way of the Westcoast.
Also on August 1st. Poppa LQ released “Your Entertainment, My Reality”. Still a slept on album, this featured AMG, DJ Battlecat, CJ Mac and Menance Clan. Poppa LQ worked up and down the coast in his career, and though not as well known, he had a following and great music. “Why Hate Me”, was the single off this album.
Up Next, Aug 4th 1998 Snoop Dogg dropped a new album “Da Game is to be Sold not Told” on No Limit Records. His first No Limit release, this album had a mix of No Limit Soldiers, and LA MC’s. Do to contracts he had to change his name on this album to Snoop Dogg, and though not recognized as one of his best albums, this still has slappers.
We gotta say RIP to Vince “Lil Nation” Edwards who passed at the beginning of this year. He is known as the MC for C.P.O., Capital Punishment Organization. Dropping Aug 1990, “To hell and Back” was the debut and only studio album by CPO. Featuring “Ballad of a Menance” with MC Ren.
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