Tuesday, April 14, 2009
" Blog Shots 13: Above The Law Editions "
You can't talk about " G- Funk " without mentioning " Above The Law "....Some might even go as far as claiming " Dr. Dre " bit a lot of his production concepts from " ATL "...( listen to " Black Mafia Life " again and you might come to the same conclusion )..
Regardless, " ATL " should get more credit for being true west coast pioneers..Their first three albums were loaded with big beats, ill scratch compositions and unique slang...They were the first cats I ever heard use the word " BALLING " or the less frequently used, " RANCHING " HAHA...
I recently came across a blog that pays homage to nothing but that west coast flavor.....FUCK THA POLICE BLOGSPOT is just ridiculous....Instead of covering the average west coast joints, they take it a couple steps further and unveil some real live gems...." Toddy T ", " Mix Master Spade ", " Arabian Prince ", " Mr. X. Mr Z ", the list goes on and on....Believe me when I tell you, no fuckin games are being played so be prepared for a heavy dose of that Cali heat.....
And just to let you know how they get down over there, here is a download of " Black Mafia Life " sample sources that they compiled in December of 08....( HEAVY )