Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Greg Street - Six O' Clock Vol. 1

Greg Street - Six O' Clock Vol. 1
Greg Street is a producer and DJ from Atlanta, GA. He has worked with many artists from the south and west coast. This record is basically a compilation with artists from the Dirty South and it happens to be one of his best work. This third coast tribute album was released in 2001 on Slip-N-Slide Records. Production was done by Greg Street, Pimp C of UGK, Jazze Pha, Jermaine Dupri, Noke D, Kenya Miller, DJ Herb, Carl Mo, DJ Paul and Juicy J of Three 6 Mafia. The beats are phenomenal. They are strictly down south orientated and easily bang all through out the album. The lyrics are even better and are courtesy of Scarface, UGK, Outkast, Three 6 Mafia, Eightball, Mystikal, Baby of Big Tymers, Too $hort, Goodie Mob, Field Mob, Pastor Troy, Trick Daddy, Ludacris, Trina, Z-Ro, Big Moe, D-Gotti, The Last Mr. Bigg, Jazze Pha, Jermaine Dupri and Ronnie Spencer. This is no ordinary list of performers. The unrelenting production along with the dope lyrics keep the album playing smoothly. Street put together a very solid and worthwhile compilation and it does not fall short in any department.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Pymp Tyte - All N' Yo Face

Pymp Tyte - All N' Yo Face
Pymp Tyte is a duo from the southside of Houston, TX. The two rappers are Sean Pymp and Tyte Eyez. All N' Yo Face is their debut album and it was released in 1999 on Wreckshop Records. Production was handled by the notorious Platinum Souls, which consists of Double D, Noke D and Chicken Hawk. The beats are certainly banging on this one. Platinum Souls help gave the album its' southern twang. Both the rappers can spit. Their lyrics are fast paced and display diverting rhyme schemes. Featuring on the album is Fat Pat, R.A.W., 3-2, Hawk, Big Steve, South Park Mexican, Big Pokey, E.S.G., Dirty $, Noke D, Lil' 2 Ach, D-Reck, Nutty Black, Double D and Ronnie Spencer. A jamming record overall that has the ability to play itself out. This happened to be the duo's only album, although they made numerous appearances on other records from the south.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Southside Playaz - You Gottus Fuxxed Up

Southside Playaz - You Gottus Fuxxed Up
Southside Playaz is a group from Houston, TX. The original group consisted of Fat Pat, Mike D, and Mr. 3-2. Since Fat Pat passed away in 1998, he was replaced with Clay-Doe. This is their debut album and it was released in 1998 on Laftex Records. Production is done with quality by Big Swift, Eric Hollis and Slack. The beats are smooth and are laced with that Texas funk. Lyrics are dope as well. All three members check the mic often. Their different styles fuse and blend together very nicely. Guest appearances are by K.B. Da Kidnappa & Lil' Flea of Street Military, C-Loc, Papa Reu, 6-4, Ronnie Spencer, Big Steve and the Screwed Up Click which includes the likes of Lil' Keke, Fat Pat, Hawk, Big Moe, Al-D, Dat Boy Grace, Big Pokey, T-Pop, Botany Boys, Lil' O and E.S.G. This record remains as a highlight of the Screwed Up Click and one that can not be forgotten. Southside Playaz went on to release their next album, "Street Game" in 2000.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Sniper Unit - Burnt Up City

Sniper Unit is a group from Atlanta, GA. The two members are DJ Swift C and Big L. This dope album was released in 1996 on Ichiban Records. Production was mainly handled by Swift C and he did an excellent job. The beats are composed with some solid synths and samples. Both members can spit above average and are decent when they trade verses back to back. Featuring on the album is MC Breed, Cool Breeze, Backbone, T-Double, Hurricane and Sir Charles. Even though this record contains good material, it is still very slept on. The two members later returned in 2002 with the addition of Cool Breeze and their new alias, "The Calhouns."

Friday, December 26, 2008

Mr. 3-2 - Fatt Domino

Mr. 3-2 - Fatt Domino
Mr. 3-2 is a rapper from Houston, TX. He first started in 1991 with New Orleans rapper Big Mike. The duo released the self-titled album "Convicts" on Rap-A-Lot Records. After that Big Mike joined the Geto Boys for a short while and 3-2 went solo. Mr. 3-2 was also a affiliate of the legendary Screwed Up Click. Fatt Domino is his first real record release in many years. It was released in 2008 on Down South Records. Production was managed by Sics, Billy Cook and 3-2 himself. The beats maintain that deep fried southern twang and hit hard all through out the album. 3-2's lyrics are very laid back and smooth. His delivery has changed over the years but not much. He makes sure that his flow is still vivid and certainly gangsta. Featuring artists on the album are Spice 1, Hawk, Big Steve, Lil' O, Hershelwood Hardheadz, Swab, 24/7, Boo Flick, Trea and Jason Perry. Overall its a noteworthy release and a well accepted album from the Wicked Buddah Baby.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Cool Breeze - East Points Greatest Hit

Cool Breeze - East Points Greatest Hit
Cool Breeze is a rapper who represents out of East Point in Atlanta, GA. He is also a 1st generation member of the legendary, Dungeon Family. East Points Greatest Hit is his debut album and it was released in 1999 on Interscope Records. Production is done by the one and only Organized Noize along with Mr. DJ. The beats are extremely well crafted and are multi-layered with live instruments. The production team never disappoints and lays out the perfect platform for the artist. Breeze's delivery is very fresh and distinct. His profound lyrics showcase large amounts of clever word play while also being light on the ears. Featuring on the album is Outkast, Goodie Mob, Eightball, Kurupt, Witchdoctor, Sleepy Brown, Backbone, Nivea and The Calhouns. Although Breeze made numerous appearances for his label mates, this happens to be the only record released by him and it seems to be very promising both lyrically and musically.

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Doin' It In The South ft. Chanz Parkman



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Ghetto Souljahz - Graveyard Shift

Ghetto Souljahz - Graveyard Shift
Ghetto Souljahz is a group from Nashville, TN. It consists of Syco, Kazz, Lil' C and Mynd Ryte. Graveyard Shift was released in 1996 on Bottom Boy Records. Production was managed by Syco. He filled the G-Funk influenced beats with deep bass lines and solid rhythms. He also provides the mixing and scratching. All four members are adequate lyricist. Their rhymes are ruthless and violently themed. Featuring on the album is D-Smoov and Havoc & Prodeje of the South Central Cartel. Although this album is considered a rarity, it still does not disappoint with the underground content. The group fell apart in the late 90's due to creative differences and views on music. Years later Syco formed another group called Slimm Good.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

First Born - Riders

First Born - Riders
First Born is a rapper from Nashville, TN. This was his jamming debut album and it was released in 1999 on Totally Independent Productions (T.I.P.) Production was done by the legendary Mannie Fresh along with Keith Falgout and Brian "Big Bass" Gardner. The beats are dope and can be strictly simplified as southern funk. Lyrics are impressive too. This youngster can certainly spit. His vocals are raw and uncut. They will most likely indulge the listener more with each upcoming track. Guest spots are made by Bun B of UGK, Young Buck of Psycho Drama, Willie D of the Geto Boys, Papa Reu, Pimpin' Ken, J.D., Jayo Felony, D-Tay, Joi, Greg Street and D-Smoov. This album is solid in and out, from the banging production to the exemplary lyrics and lastly, the commendable selection of featuring guests.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

T-Rock - Conspiracy Theory

T-Rock is a rapper from Atlanta, GA. Hailing from the streets of College Park, he debuted with the underground album "Throw Yo Neighborhood Up" in 1996. That album got the attention of MC Mack, an affiliate of Three 6 Mafia. T-Rock was quickly signed to Hypnotize Minds at the age of only 17. He began working on his major label debut. Although he was always featured on albums from his label mates, his debut record was constantly delayed. This was the key reason for his departure from Hypnotize Minds. Conspiracy Theory was released in 2002 on Secret Service Entertainment. Production was done by T-Love and Mr. Navigator. The beats are straight fire and have the ability to bump in the trunk. T-Rock's flow is very original and fast paced. His tongue twisting lyrics also have a solid vocab. Featuring on the album is Area 51, Kingpin Skinny Pimp, Odd 1, J-Love, II Tone, Da Crime Click, Wylecat, Miss T. and C.I.A. T-Rock put together an amazing album which was definitely worth the wait. This record also contains the infamous diss track towards DJ Paul of Three 6 Mafia.

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What U Know ft. Kingpin Skinny Pimp & Wylecat

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Vicious - I Ball Like Kobe

Vicious also known as E. Vicious is a rapper from Lake Charles, LA. He was also a member in the group called, X-Mob. Vicious is a very versatile lyricist. His street dialect and rough tone is well known throughout the south. After a prison stint which took him away from music for several years, he returned with I Ball Like Kobe in 2002 on Par-La Records. Production was done by Dolby D, Gambeno, Ricky Diamonds and Wesley Stuart. The beats are top notch and they accommodate his flow well. Lyrics are undeniably as real as can be. His style of flow has not changed at all and he certainly lives up to his name. Featuring on the album is Pimp C of UGK, Cory Mo, E.S.G., K-Mac, P.O.P., Brandy, Hassan and Analyssa. Overall its an excellent comeback album and one that managed to slip through the cracks. Vicious is also a long time affiliate of the legendary Underground Kingz and has now inked a deal with UGK Records.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Big D & Icy Hott - In It To Win It


Big D & Icy Hott - In It To Win It
Big D and Icy Hott are rappers who represent from the neighborhood of Hiram Clarke in Houston, TX. Big D teamed up with the Street Military DJ and released this collaboration album in 2000 on V.I.P. Records. This was the only album released by the duo. Production is done by the one and only Icey Hott. He laced the beats with killer samples, solid bass lines and dope synths. Lyrics are straight but are just shy of impressive. These two are not really known for their lyrical artistry. The album's strong point could most possibly be it's production. Featuring artists are members of Street Military, Big Mello and K-Rino. Although this record might be hard to find, it still was a decent effort by the two and deserves an honorable mention.

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Parental Advisory - Straight No Chase

Parental Advisory - Straight No Chase
Parental Advisory or P.A. is a group from Atlanta, GA. The three members are Big Reese, K.P. and Mello. They are also among the first members of the Atlanta based musical collective known as The Dungeon Family. P.A. debuted in 1993 with the album Ghetto Street Funk. After a five year hiatus, the trio released Straight No Chase in 1998 on Dreamworks Records. The amazing production was done by Tez, Pretty Ken, Rob Crawford and P.A. themselves. The beats are an impressive display of sample free music derived from live instruments and blended with full bodied funk and soul. This difficult and unorthodox method gives the group their own identity. All three members are gifted lyricist. Their rhymes are rich and filled with word play. Features are courtesy of Pimp C of UGK, Big Gipp of Goodie Mob, Sean Paul of Young Bloodz, Sleepy Brown, Esperanza and Mr. Mo. The combination of creative material on this record easily separates it from the rest. Parental Advisory released their third and final studio album in 2000 entitled "My Life, Your Entertainment."

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Meen Green - The Smoking Section

Meen Green is a rapper/producer originally from Los Angeles, CA but later moved to Atlanta, GA. He was also part of the group called The Western Hemisfear. This album was released in 1998 on Patchwerk Recordings. Production was handled by Pimp C of UGK, Jazze Pha, DJ Herb, Swift C and Payback. The beats are derived to be very melodic and contain solid bass lines as well as some strong synths. The lyrics are quite good. Some tracks stand out more than others but overall it keeps the listener entertained.. Featuring on the album is Pimp C of UGK, Jazze Pha, Sonji, Mykill Miers and Nadirah Shakoor. Meen Green has worked with numerous artists from the south and west coast. Since the subject matter of this album was considered to be too much for the mainstream airwaves, this record remains as a well produced gem in the underground abyss.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

4-2 Tha Dome - Blame It On Soceity

4-2 Tha Dome - Blame It On Society
4-2 Tha Dome is a duo from Birmingham, AL. The two rappers are Mr. Tre-8 and G-Money. This short five track album was released in 1995 on Herbal Records. Production is legit and is handled by Micheal Banks and Brian Fleming. The beats contain a mixture of hard hitting drums along with some melodic piano tunes. Both members can spit with ease. Their ruthless lyrics catch the beats really well. Blame It On Society certainly has the production and the lyrics favoring it but overall it just seems to fall a little short.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

811 & Ph.D. - One Shot One Kill

811 & Ph .D. - One Shot One Kill
811 & Ph.D. are a duo from Fort Worth, TX. One Shot One Kill is their debut album and it was released in 1995 on Birdmine Records. Production was handled by Ernie G. and Romeo Rondeau. The beats are heavily southern funk influenced and do contain some very nice synths. The lyrics are dope as well. The two rappers contribute with hard rhymes and make sure the lyrics stay vicious. Overall the record manages to hold its own but it is still highly under rated and slept on.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Born Dead - Sleeping On The Grave

Born Dead also known as the Born Dead Click is a group from Atlanta, GA. Representing out of the southeast, Sleeping On The Grave was released in 1996 on Born Dead Records. The four members are Death Wish, Terror, Undertaker and Air Tite. Production on this dope 5 track album was done by Funky Sam. The beats are smooth and are laced with heavy amounts of southern funk. The lyrics are hard and strictly gangsta. All four members are lyrical and they easily express their skills. Although this album is very rare and short, it still doesn't excuse itself from the dope content.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Lokee - Voodoo Gangsta Funk

Lokee - Voodoo Gangsta Funk
Lokee is a rapper from the notorious 7th Ward of New Orleans, LA. This is his second album and it was released in 1996 on Tombstone Records. Production was handled by DJ Tee, Ice Mike, Merrill "Real Roc" Robinson and Lokee. The beats are straight fire and contain some cryptic samples. Lyrics are very hardcore as well. His rhymes are eerie yet fast. They also hold solid amounts of word play. This album has one appearance and its by Magnolia Slim aka Soulja Slim. Lokee was always seemed ahead of his time. The production and the lyrics not only prove that but also show versatility and not to mention his own unique style which he likes to call Voodoo Gangsta Funk.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

J-Dawg - Smokin' & Rollin'

J-Dawg - Smokin' & Rollin'
J-Dawg is a rapper from New Orleans, LA. He is known for his violently themed fast paced style of flow. He is also one half of the group, Black Menace. This album was released in 1997 on Big Boy Records. Production was excellently done by the likes of Precise, Ice Mike and David Faulk. The beats are made to bang and they fit J's style perfectly. Lyrics are good and J-Dawg makes sure he provides them efficiently. Although at times it seems that he loses interest in his vocal arsenal because he resorts to simple word play and common rhyme schemes. Featuring artists on the record are Ice Mike, Che', Insane and Playboy Shaburnke (also known as Tim Smooth). In 2004, after 5 years of not making any music, J-Dawg released his "Greatest Hits" album on Big Boy Records. Then came the legal technicalities and other issues, mainly concerning royalties which ended the longtime partnership between J-Dawg and Big Boy Records. J was working diligently on his next project, which was considered to be his best work yet. In 2005, he lost everything he had due to Hurricane Katrina. Since then he has kept the fire burning for his music career and is currently working on his next album. Despite everything, J-Dawg will always be remembered as an originator, a hit maker and as an ice cold lyricist.

Monday, December 8, 2008

The Infamous X-Mann - The Man Behind The Madness

The Infamous X-Mann - The Man Behind The Madness
The Infamous X-Mann is a rapper from the northside of Houston, TX. He first started in 1995, when he joined the Trinity Garden Cartel. Back then he was known as X Da Hitman. He is also the founder of X-Werks Entertainment. X-Mann went on to release two albums with the group, TGC. This is his debut solo album and it was released in 1998 on X-Werks Entertainment. Production was done by Andre Foster and KG of the O.G.C. The beats are straight up Texas funk and contain nothing but solid bass lines and twangy synths. X was always known for his hard lyrics and street style. He certainly lives up to that reputation on this one. Featuring on the album is KG, K.I.D. of DSMC, Mr. Marl, Corey Davis and Ms. Lashea Crawford. This is another solid album from the former member of The Cartel. The raw force delivery and the variety of material makes this record very overwhelming from start to finish.

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Saturday, December 6, 2008

G-Rapp The General - Military Mindz: Chopped & Screwed

G-Rapp The General - Military Mindz: Chopped & Screwed
G-Rapp The General is a well known and respected producer from Houston, TX. He has worked with many underground artists from the city. Members of the S.P.C. and the Killa Klan have all paid homage to this man. His work is very genuine and he exemplifies his mastery of skills on every record or track he produces. This commemoration album was released in 2008 on Beatbox Records. The album was chopped & screwed by Beltway 8 Records. All the effects, and mixing are impeccable. Featuring on the album is Street Military, Z-Ro, Trae, Bam, Fakkulty, Gang Society and Mafia Genie. Military Mindz was a great compilation album by the legendary Killa Klan and one that deserves to be chopped & screwed by someone as worthy as Beltway 8.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

D - Straight Texas Hoodlum

D is a rapper from Trinity Garden, which is located on the northside of Houston, TX. D and his longtime friend, J.F. started Cartel Records in the early 90's. D was also the leader of the infamous group, Trinity Garden Cartel. This album was released in 1995 on Cartel Records. Production was managed by the great Mike B and Loranzo Samuels while it is congenially mixed by the legendary, Mike Dean. Beats are straight up southern fried funk. They contain deep bass lines and some menacing hooks. D's flow is always original. His delivery is hard and his vile tone can be easily heard on every track. Featuring on the album is DMG and Reginald Hackett. Although D is in prison right now and is serving a 25 year sentence, this was by far one of the greatest albums ever released by him and Cartel Records. This record's rarity and under rated demeanor makes it one that should be coveted for its pure content.

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Bosco Pooh - Crooked Cops In New Orleans

Bosco Pooh - Crooked Cops In New Orleans
Bosco Pooh is a rapper from New Orleans, LA. This album was released in 1995 on Pockets Filled Records. Production was handled by Master Mind Entertainment, which includes the likes of Booney, Preston Hunter, Sylvester Major and Matt Buras. The beats are heavily influenced by renditions of soul and jazz. The lyrics are certainly hardcore and Pooh's delivery is very assertive. Although this is a short album, it still contains quality content nonetheless. Very little is known about this artist. It is said that Bosco Pooh later changed his alias in the late 90's.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

DJ DMD - Eleven

DJ DMD is an excellent rapper and producer from Port Arthur, TX. Eleven is the debut album by DMD and the Inner Soul Clique. It was released in 1997 on Inner Soul Records. Production was done by DJ DMD and Skip Holman. Thundering bass lines and solid samples are the foundation for all the beats. Lyrics are also very impressive. DMD and the numerous members of the Inner Soul Clique can wreck the microphone with ease. Featuring artists on the album are UGK, DJ Screw & the Screwed Up Click, Ronnie Spencer and the Inner Soul Clique which consists of Blue Lite, Lee Masta, Bull, Momo, Lil' Wink and Boonie Locc. This album also contains two versions of the infamous track "So Real." One has DJ Screw and Al-D on it while the other one is a remix which has Fat Pat, Lil' Keke, Mike D, C-Note of the Botany Boys with Screw attending to the turntables. A very commendable album overall especially for being a debut. DJ DMD went on and released the album "Twenty-Two: P.A. World Wide" in 1998 and concluded with "Thirty-Three: Live From Hiroshima" in 2001. DJ DMD was a member in the group called The Original Point Blank and is also well known respected affiliate of the infamous Underground Kingz.

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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Oak Cliff Assassin - 1992: Murder Or Muzik?


Oak Cliff Assassin is a rapper and producer from the notorious neighborhood of Oak Cliff in Dallas, TX. He got his name from a song he recorded called "Oak Cliff Assassin" back in the late 80's when he was a member of the group known as the Eliminators. In 1989 he started his first company with DJ Dark Fader known as Lock Down Productions. Then in the early nineties, O.C.A. teamed up with Henry Peeples to form their own label known as Lock Down Records. This album was released in 2000 on Lock Down Records and is produced by DJ Dark Fader. The beats are pretty much synthetic while the samples have been put to good use. Lyrically O.C.A. is really aggressive and remorseless. His tone is dark and he keeps the rhymes roguish. This album contains early recordings from the 90's. All of them are unreleased along with 4 bonus cuts, 2 of which are chopped & screwed.

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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Z-Ro - For My Thugz

Z-Ro is a rapper from Houston, TX. He represents the neighborhood of Ridgemont in Missouri City. This greatest hits compilation was released in 2004 by KMJ Records. Z-Ro is known for his ferocious fast paced flow along with his deep monotone singing voice. Featuring on the album is Pharoah of Street Military, Klondike Kat, Black Mike, Lil' Keke, Daz, Trae, Dougie D, Cl' Che' and Thug Dirt. Although this album does not contain some of his early work, it is still a good thirteen track compilation that includes some his well known material. A chopped and screwed version of this album was also released by Beltway 8 Records.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

UGK - Ridin' Dirty

UGK stands for Underground Kingz. It was a rap duo from Port Arthur, TX. The original group first started in the late 80's and was called Mission Impossible. It consisted of Pimp C and his friend Mitchell Queen, who is also known as Big Smokin' Mitch. One of the tracks that the duo recorded was called Underground Kingz. Then came the addition of two more members, Bun B and Jalon Jackson. The name of the group then changed to the Four Black Ministers. They recorded a track called '93 Mac on Dangerous Music Incorporated (DMI). Mitchell Queen and Jalon Jackson were both athletes and could not devote the time or the attention the group needed. They left the group and now there were only two members left. The name changed again. This time Pimp C and Bun B selected the name Underground Kingz. Pimp C was the voice of the group. He had a very distinct tone along with his southern dialect. He was also very well known for his production skills. He provided some of the most notorious beats ever to be produced in southern rap history. While Bun B is still hailed as one of the coldest rappers in the game. His intelligent flow and unbelievable ability to rhyme is unmatched, even today. Ridin' Dirty was their third studio album and was released in 1996 on Jive Records. Production was done by Pimp C and N.O. Joe. The beats are just spectacular. Solid samples have been used and that southern twang is evidently present. Lyrics don't fall short either. Both members have the ability to fluently deliver a point across. Pimp's style is unique because of is southern tone and relaxed dialect. While on the other hand Bun is just ferocious on the mic. His rhyme pattern is so difficult to predict due to the tremendous amount of word play he uses and at very rapid rate. Featuring on the album is 3-2, Big Smokin' Mitch, Smoke D, N.O. Joe, Ronnie Spencer, Kristi Floyd and Reginald Hackett. This masterpiece of an album is considered as a timeless classic in the southern region and has also earned the group a gold plaque. They group is also credited for coining the terms "Trill" and "Ridin' Dirty," both of which are being used so freely by almost every other rapper. Sadly, Pimp C passed away in 2008 and Bun B issued a statement saying one more UGK album will be released in the year 2009. Rest in peace Pimp C. Also the picture used on the album cover for Ridin' Dirty was taken right outside DJ Screw's house in Houston, TX.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

D.E.A. - Screwed For Life

D.E.A. stands for Dead End Alliance. It was a group from the neighborhood of Dead End on the south side of Houston, TX. The members are DJ Screw, Kay-K and brothers Fat Pat and Hawk. This album was released in 1998 on Dead End Records. Production was done by DJ Screw, Koldjak, D-Red of the Botany Boys, Slash, Grim and Swift. The beats are flawless and have hints of G-Funk in them. They are also very smooth and relaxing for the most part. The lyrics range from dope street rhymes to laid back flows. Featuring on the album are members of the Screwed Up Click like Lil' Keke, Big Pokey, Mike D, E.S.G., 3-2, Big Moe and C-Note of the Botany Boys. This is a very laid back record which has the ability to ride itself out. Also this album is dedicated in the loving memory of Mr. Fat Pat. Though this was the group's only album, a chopped & screwed version was also released. D.E.A. and the S.U.C. eventually fell apart after the deaths of Fat Pat, DJ Screw, Hawk and Big Moe. Rest in peace to all the fallen soldiers of the legendary Screwed Up Click.

Monday, November 24, 2008

918 - Reincarnated

918 - Reincarnated
918 is a rap duo from Tulsa, OK. The two rappers are Nine Eightee and C.T.S.E. Loc. This is their second album and was released in 2001 on Smugglin' Records. This album is dedicated and also named in the memory of C.T.S.E. He passed away in 1997 after releasing their debut album. Rest in peace Loc. Production on this record was done by Mr. Lee, E-Loc and Mike Mosley. The beats are pretty good and quite fresh. Lyrics are also diverse and can carry the album well. Featuring artists are UGK, E-40, B-Legit, Devin The Dude, C-Bo, Ronnie Spencer, Billy Cook, Ace Deuce, KB, A-G-2-A-Ke, Lethal, Critical and Six-2. Although this record contains really good material ranging from the beats to the lyrics and even the appearances, it still happens to be very under rated. 918 is also the area code for eastern Oklahoma.

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Young Bloodz - Against Da Grain

Young Bloodz is a rap duo from Atlanta, GA. It consists of J-Bo and Sean Paul. This is their debut album and was released in 1999 on LaFace Records. Production was handled by the legendary team known as Organized Noize. Beats are well crafted and are very unorthodox. They are derived from live instruments like pizzicato strings and electric guitars. Lyrically the album is just shy of impressive. Both members have decent verbal skills and they compliment each other well. Featuring on the album is Lil' Wayne, Bone Crusher, Leroo Wilyams and Backbone. This group would always find themselves in the shadows of Outkast and Goodie Mob. Although this album is a little on the club savvy side, it still deserves to be mentioned.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Sho - The Return

Sho - The Return
Sho is a rapper from Houston, TX. He gained some notoriety when he first released Trouble Man back in 1993. After a 5 year hiatus, The Return was released in 1998 on Sho-Nuf-Jammin' Records. The album was produced by Mista Luv, Goldfinger and Pimp C of UGK. They provided dope southern beats with heavy samples and solid bass. Sho again, delivered his ferocious flow with great timing and good subject. Featuring on the album is Pimp C of UGK, Choice, D-Shot, Big Steve, Legal Substanz, J-Real and Kite. Sho followed up with a great album but its also his last release to date.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Botany Boys - Thought Of Many Ways

Botany Boys - Thought Of Many Ways
Botany Boys is a group from Cloverland, a neighborhood located on the southside of Houston, TX. The group first started in 1996 when they released their debut LP, Smokin 'N Leanin. The members are C-Note, D-Red, Will Lean, Head, D-E-Z, Pap Pap and the Botany B.G.'s which consists of Lil' 3rd and B.G. Gator. Their sophomore record, Thought Of Many Ways is a 2-Disc album which was released in 1997 on Big Shot Records. D-Red is the man behind all the production and he did an excellent job on this one. The Beats are hard hitting and are filled with woozy and whiny synths. Each member has a distinct flow and their lyrics vary on both discs. Disc 1 is more laid back with smooth flows while Disc 2 is more gangsta and contains that southern harsh reality. Features are courtesy of Bun B of UGK, D of Trinity Garden Cartel, Big Moe, Lil' Keke, Ronnie Spencer, Quanell X, Angie, Vic, and the legendary DJ Screw. The group released their final ablum "Botany Forever" in 2000 and eventually broke up. Members D-E-Z and Head got incarcerated and another member lost his life. Rest in peace B.G. Gator. Members C-Note, Will Lean and D-Red pursued a solo route. This group was also part of the Screwed Up Click (S.U.C.). Thought Of Many Ways will always remain a H-Town classic. The Botany Boys held their ground and put the neighborhood of Cloverland on the map.

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Mr. Mike - Wicked Wayz

Mr. Mike - Wicked Wayz
Mr. Mike is a prolific rapper from Houston, TX. He is also one half of the group known as South Circle. This his debut solo album and it was released in 1996 on Suave House Records. Production was provided by the one and only T-Mixx. The beats are very funk influenced and contain some solid bass lines and minor sampling. Lyrically, Mike has a great flow. He is quite deep and rich with word play. Guest appearances are made by Ice Cube, 8-Ball & MJG, Nola, E-A-Ski, O.C., Christion and Nina Creque. A dope record altogether, even though there are some fillers on here. Mr. Mike went on to release albums through out the 1990's and the early 2000's. Since then he has quietly retired from the rap game.

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Dat Boy Grace - Rollin & Groovin

Dat Boy Grace - Rollin & Groovin
Dat Boy Grace is a rapper from Houston, TX. He is also the brother of L.O.S. They are both considered original members of the Screwed Up Click and have been featured on numerous Screw Tapes. This album was released in 2006 on REL Records. Production was done by Thug Dirt and it really shines. Grace is known and viewed by many as a very strong lyricist. His tongue twisting delivery and fast paced rhymes schemes are all present here. Featuring on the album is Trae, 3-2, Den-Den and Boss Shan-D. Although he is currently incarcerated in Talladega, AL for a felony gun charge. He is scheduled to be released within the next year. Grace has also recently released his new album called the Gray Tape Soldier and has acquired a new alias, Macc Grace

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Tela - Piece Of Mind

Tela - Piece Of Mind
Tela is a rapper from Memphis, TN. He is known for his smooth delivery and clever word play. This is his wonderful debut album and it was released in 1996 on Suave House Records. Production was managed by T-Mixx, Jazze Pha, Slice Tee and Insane Wayne. The beats are nothing short of spectacular. The tempo swings and mixing are all done to perfection. This helps give the record a solid foundation and also that distinct southern twang. Featuring on the album are label mates 8-Ball & MJG along with Mr. Mike, Crime Boss, Nola, Low Key and Baby Dre. Many will agree that this album is considered to be in the classic category. Tela would soon leave Suave House Records over financial disputes and would make himself a home at Rap-A-Lot Records.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Street Military - Next Episode

Street Military - Next Episode
Street Military is possibly one of the hardest group to have ever emerged out of Houston's underground rap scene. The five members, Pharoah, Icey Hott, Lil' Flea, K.B. Da Kidnappa, and Nutt released their fourth album in 1995 on Beatbox Records. As usual it contained the skillful production of Icey Hott. The dope sampling, solid amounts of hard drums and great use of keyboard is all present here along with original, lyrical flows that contain heartfelt yet ruthless realism. Featuring on the album is Klondike Kat and Ron Lee. Street Military was the sound of the streets so it shied away from mainstream radio play and that could be the very reason for the group's limited success. Then came the death of one of the members and the incarceration of another. Rest in peace Nutt and Free Pharoah were the words being shouted. Street Military released their final studio group effort called "Steel Gangstaz" in 2002. Rest of the surviving members are praying on the release of Pharoah, who is currently in the process of appealing his case to the state. Street Military is waiting to be resurrected in the distant horizon.

Monday, November 10, 2008

The Last Mr. Bigg - The Mask Is Off

The Last Mr. Bigg - The Mask Is Off
Mr. Bigg also known as Diamond Eye Bigg is a rapper from Mobile, AL. This album is the sequel to his very first album "Only If U Knew." The Mask Is Off was released in 2003 on Warlock Records. Production was handled by DJ Herb and he did the record justice. Dope southern beats were provided once again and Mr. Bigg's melodic and original flow accommodates them really well. Appearances are courtesy of Baby J, Lil' Flip, Paul Wall and Chamillionaire. As with the first album, this one did not generate much mainstream status. Since then Mr. Bigg has released a couple mixtapes and has done features for Three 6 Mafia and Project Pat. Some say he is working on an all new solo album, though a release date is yet to be determined.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

K-Roc - Tha Rockla

K-Roc - Tha Rockla
K-Roc is rapper from Dallas, TX. He is also part of the Stoney Crooks along with Mr. Pookie and Mr. Lucci. This was his debut album and it was released in 1998 on Iconic Recordings. Just like all the other Iconic releases, production was done by Kevin A. Once again he provided nothing but killer beats. K-Roc's flow is very laid back and smooth. He keeps it real and certainly entertains with his southern dialect. Featuring on the record is Mr. Pookie with his very first appearance. This is a dope album that contains good material and is also one of the first ones released by the Stoney Crook Click.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Ace Deuce - Breakin' Boyz Off

Ace Deuce - Breakin' Boyz Off
Ace Deuce is rapper from Houston, TX. He has been putting it down since the early 90's. This is a compilation album and was released in 1999 on Backwoodz Records. This album contains released as well as some unreleased material along. Various artists are invited by Ace to put together this underground compilation. Production on this record was handled by Ace Deuce, Icey Hott of Street Military, Money Black, Mike B., Dope-E of the South Park Coalition and D-Red of the Botany Boys. The beats are certainly in the Texas funk category and contain some very nice rhythmical patterns. Lyrics are raw, mainly because of the cast presenting them are the likes of.Bun B of UGK, Trinity Garden Cartel, Botany Boys, K.B. Da Kidnappa & Icey Hott of Street Military, Lil' Keke, South Park Mexican, Fatal, Kid Frost and Money Black. Overall, this is a very decent compilation with an all-star lineup of producers and performers and it does not disappoint.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Big Mike - Still Serious

Big Mike - Still Serious
Big Mike is a rapper from New Orleans, LA. Still Serious is a follow up for his wonderful debut album, Something Serious. It picks up right where the first one left off. This album was released in 1997 on Rap-A-Lot Records. Production on this record was done by Mike Dean, Mike B. and N.O. Joe. Smooth yet hard hitting beats are provided for Big Mike once again and he really takes advantage of them. His vicious flow along with his southern accent compliments the beats very well. Appearances on the album are by Mystikal, III, Lester Tone, Cece Ward, Shatasha and Ebony. Big Mike would go on to release one more album for Rap-A-Lot and then would find another home. There are some standout tracks on this record that will always hold a place in southern rap history.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Facemob - The Other Side Of The Law

Facemob - The Other Side Of The Law
Facemob is a group that was created by the legendary Scarface of the Geto Boys. It was formed around the talents of five different rappers from five different cities and states. He recruited Devin The Dude who although would later relocate and represent Houston but is originally from St. Petersburg, Florida. He then went to St. Paul, Minnesota and picked up DMG. After that he got 350, the female emcee from Cleveland, Ohio. Next stop was Chicago, Illinois where he met Chi-Ray. Finally they were back to Houston, Texas and got one last member who is also a childhood friend of Scarface known as Smit-D. The group was formed and now it was time to hit the recording studios. This is their debut album and was released in 1996 on Rap-A-Lot Records. Production was done by Scarface along with Mike Dean and N.O. Joe. They team up to provide the dope, funk laced beats. The lyrics are hard but at times they lack foundation. All five members have their own style and they flow according to that. At times their chemistry seems on point and then there are moments where it suffers. Featuring on the record is Scarface. The group went on to release one more album and then broke up. The break up was mostly because of lack of success for the group and members focusing on their solo careers. This record is also known for starting Scarface's career as a full fledged producer.

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Friday, October 31, 2008

Koopsta Knicca - Da Devil's Playground

Koopsta Knicca - Da Devil's Playground
Koopsta Knicca is a rapper from Memphis, TN. He was also in the group Three 6 Mafia but left after there was animosity between him and an another member, Lord Infamous. This album was released in 1999 on D. Evil Muzik Records. Production was done by none other than DJ Paul & Juicy J. The beats are very cryptic and dark and maintain that infamous Three 6 sound. The lyrics are right up there with it too. Spooky, fast paced, tongue twisting flows is what Koopsta is known for and he delivers them with perfection. Featuring on the record is members of Three 6 Mafia. This album is a gem from the underground and is considered by many to be his best work.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Durdy Jack Lex Ball - Platinum Status

Durdy Jack Lex Ball - Platinum Status
Durdy Jack Lex Ball is a group from Nashville, TN. It consists of four members. Mossberg Durdy, King Jack, Lex Luther and C-Ball. Platinum Status is their debut album and it was released in 1999 on Pullin' It Entertainment. Production on this record was done by B-Z and Shorty P. The beats are one of a kind but still maintain that down south flavor. The lyrics are pretty good but at times they seem to get repetitive. All four members are somewhat lyrical and use clever word play in their rhymes frequently. Featuring guests on the album are Baby of Big Tymers, Bun B of UGK, Turk of the Hot Boy$, Wicked of Ghetto Mafia, Young Buck and Servin' The World Click. This is a great album overall. Bumping beats mixed with dope lyrics and finished off with a cast of some of the best featuring artists you can find on an album together. 

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

.380 - Gangsta Mack

.380 is a group from the southside of Houston, TX. The two rappers are 2 Fancy and J Slash. This was their debut album and was released in 1995 on Dilinjah Records. Production was handled by J Slash. The beats are made to bang in the trunk and are straight up Texas Funk. The lyrics go real well with the beats. Both members can spit. Their style is unique and so is the subject matter. Although this was the groups' only album, they have made appearances with some well known names. They were featured on DJ Screw's 3 'N The Mornin' Pt. 2 and on Gang Society's The Games Finest. This album also contains the song with the famous verse that was later heavily sampled by UGK and used as the chorus on the track "Diamonds & Wood" from their album Ridin' Dirty. This is a short record but it is well worth the listen.

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Monday, October 27, 2008

Lil' Rascal - Like A Grown As Man

Lil' Rascal - Like A Grown As Man
Lil' Rascal is a rapper from the northside of Houston, TX. This is his sophomore album and it was released in 1995 on Dead Game Records. Production on this dope album was done by Tiger of Knee-Hi-Music. The beats are laced with some deep bass, whiny synths and some solid samples. The lyrics are hardcore and maintain that content throughout. There is not a track on here that is mundane or repetitive. The artist and the producer put forth an amazing product. Featuring on the album is Criminal Elament, Wicked, Trigga, W.G., Blackdocious and Cleveland Raspberry. This album is hailed as one of the best releases from Dead Game Records and is considered as an underground masterpiece.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Mac - The Lost Tapes

Mac - The Lost Tapes
Mac also known as the Camouflage Assassin is a rapper from the 3rd Ward of New Orleans, LA. His first album called the Lyrical Midget was recorded at the age of only 11 under the name Lil' Mac and was released in 1989. He would later grow up to be a very lyrical emcee and would join the Psycho Ward and also Master P's phenomenal empire known as No Limit. Mac quickly gained the reputation as one of the South's best lyricist. His rhymes portray a lot of realism and and are very lyrical. Similar to the artists found on the East Coast. The Lost Tapes is his last record to date and it was released in 2007 on CamFam Music. It contains various unreleased material from the Psycho Ward years to the No Limit ones. Featuring on the album is Nas, C-Murder, Storm, Ms. Peaches, Cutlass, Samm and Kane & Abel. In 2001, Mac was convicted of manslaughter for the death of a 22 year old. Although Mac claims he is innocent, he is currently serving a 30 year prison sentence.

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Big Mello - Bone Hard Zaggin

Big Mello - Bone Hard Zaggin
Big Mello is a rapper from the notorious neighborhood of Hiram Clarke in Houston, TX. He is known for his hard street style and roguish delivery. This was his debut album and was released in 1992 on Rap-A-Lot Records. Production was split between Crazy C and Big Chief. They dropped some of the finest beats you can find. Featuring on the album is 3-2, Lez Mone and Icey Hott of Street Military. He went on to release four more albums, some of which are considered classics in the south. Big Mello passed away on June 16, 2002. It is said that he lost control of his car and hit a pillar, killing both himself and a passenger. He was 33 years old. Both Z-Ro and Scarface have released separate tribute songs to honor his passing. He is regarded as one of the true soldiers to have ever stepped in the rap game. Rest in peace Big Mello.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Lock Down Inmates - Wussup Wit It?

Lock Down Inmates is a group from the notorious streets of Dallas, TX. It consists of Oak Cliff Assassin, Mista Dre, L-Double-E, The Godfather, Mx2, Kanine and Roc B. This is their second album and it was released in 1996 on Lock Down Records. Production on this fine record is done by the group members themselves. The beats are straight fire and are representation of southern funk. Lyrically, all seven members can wreck the booth if need be. Each member displays their skills on different tracks. Featuring artists are Play 'R, Cisco, Alias Clay and Bridgette Fontaine. As a group they went on to release a couple more albums and then eventually disbanded. Also some of the members have solo and collaboration records.

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Project Pat - Ghetty Green

Project Pat is a rapper from Memphis, TN. He is also the older brother of rapper and producer Juicy J of Three 6 Mafia. This album was released in 1999 on Hypnotize Minds. It was his first studio album after releasing couple underground tapes in the 90's. Ghetty Green is produced by DJ Paul and Juicy J and they did an amazing job with the beats. All the tracks on here are bass heavy with lots of nice sampling and hooks. Lyrically Project Pat has a very unique and charismatic flow. He shines on just about every cut he was provided. Not to mention the all-star guest line up which includes the likes of Krayzie Bone, Big Tymers, Hot Boy$, Crucial Conflict, Hypnotize Camp Posse and Three 6 Mafia. Also the album cover used for this record is legit and is from a real security camera at a convenience store in north Memphis. This album is a must have for any southern rap fan.

Mr. Lucci - Diabolical

Mr. Lucci is a rapper from Dallas, TX. He first appeared on Mr. Pookie's album "Tha Rippla" at the age of only 15. He is regarded as one of the pure lyricists to step out of Dallas. This was his debut album and was released in 2001 on Iconic Records. Production on this record was done by the one and only Kevin A. He provided nothing but fabulous beats and put the keyboard to good use. Mr. Lucci mostly spits fast paced rhymes with great amounts of word play. Featuring on the album is K-Roc, Mr. Pookie, 3-AD, Solo, Big Chiefa, Shamike and Liquid Black. Lyrical flows backed up by fantastic production was the recipe used here. This album set an example to what records should really sound like even in the new millennium.

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Saturday, October 18, 2008

The Terrorists - Terror Strikes Always Bizness Never Personal

The Terrorists is a group from South Park in Houston, TX. The two members are Dope-E and Egypt-E. This is their debut album and was released in 1991 on Rap-A-Lot Records. Production on this was done by both the members themselves. The beats are classic gangsta tunes and got some nice hooks. Lyrics are strictly towards racism, poverty, the system and the media. They show no mercy and are straight to the point. Guest appearances are made by Bushwick Bill of the Geto Boys, K-Rino, 3-2, Ganksta N.I.P, Point Blank, A.C. Chill and Grimm. The Terrorists are members of the South Park Coalition and are also well known for their production skills.