Wednesday, October 15, 2008

FWC - Organized Crime

FWC which stands for Fifth Ward Circle, is a duo that represents from the hard hitting streets of 5th Ward in Houston, TX. The two rappers are Young Gotti and Frank Nitti. Now Frank Nitti was also known as Mr. Slimm in the early nineties and was also a member in the group known as the 5th Ward Juvenilez. Organized Crime is their debut album and it was released in 1998 on Underground Records. A label that had a publishing deal through the infamous, Rap-A-Lot Records. Production on this album was done by the legendary Mike Dean, Mr. Lee, Grizz and Domo. The producers and the rappers both drop some heat on this one. Classic tunes are backed up by solid lyrics. Featuring guests are Lil' Keke, 5th Ward Boyz, Philly Phil and Nickelboy. This was a great effort from the group and is also their only album, which makes it even more valuable. Also the hand sign on the album cover symbolizes the 5th Ward Circle and residents of the "Bloody Nickel" still use it to this day.

Deadly Verses

5 comments:

DJ SORCE-1 said...

The production on this album is amazing. It's really rich and soulful. Goes nicely with their hard lyrical styles.

DJ SORCE-1 said...

Thanks for sharing this. I had never even heard of these dudes until this morning. Good looking out.

Anonymous said...

hate in ass nigga killed Philly& O.B big labels fall

Surge Cess said...

Thank you so much!

MR FREEZ 206 said...

5th Ward Juvenilez is without a doubt one of my all time favorite groups, one the the dopest, most underrated and unfortunately too short-lived. When I found FWC I'd been searching for ages to catch up with those boys and figure out what happened to 'em. Was extremely happy to find FWC and see the legendary Mr. Slimm and Nickelboy back on wax! And this slab is filthy forsho. On the FWC Wikipedia page it says that FWC is Mr. Slimm (Nitti) and Nickelboy, but clearly Nickelboy is only on one cut. For anybody who'd like to hear more, Mr. Slimm is still at it, rappin' under the name of Nitti Supreem, so show dude some love. I wish I knew what became of Nickelboy and Daddy Lo', the Juvenilez' Deadly Groundz record was a masterpiece, it's hard to believe that they pulled it off at such a young age, all with such unique styles. If anybody has some info, please pass it on