Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Ridin', partyin', drinkin', this is your album!
Patrick G. Varine | Georgetown, Delaware | 03/02/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"You wanna go cruisin' around at night? Pop this in. You wanna get a party started? Pop this in. You wanna kick back and throw down some beers? Pop this in. This is a feel-good gangsta party album. Ant Banks lays some of the tightest West Coast grooves ever heard. His high-end brand of Oakland funk is comparable to Too $hort's music (Banks usually does some of $hort's production), but it has an element all its own. Jazzy licks and deep beats dominate the day, and the result is a supremely bounceable feel. The bump-n-ride of the title track is excellent, the Spice 1 collabo ("2 Kill a G") is one of his more memorable performances, and the hilarity of "The Drunken Fool" is unmatched by anyone else on the West Coast, save for maybe some of DJ Quik's lyrical quips. Ant Banks and Quik are comparable in that they both loooove rappin' about their drinking ability and sexual prowess. Funny, entertaining, bumpin'... you couldn't ask for a better album to get your boogie on with."
This is the BEST Cd Ever
(5 out of 5 stars)
"All i have to say is, this is the greatest cd ever, EVERY song is AWESOME, its definitly the best cd ever and Ant Banks is awesome, songs like Parlayin and Streets of Oakland are great, buy this cd NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Why did he ween off this style
Graham Brown | FYSHWICK, ACT Australia | 05/17/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ant Banks Ive said it before has got to be funks most consistant producer. I can honestly say there is not 1 of hes personal releases that is even the remotest bit ordinary. (although TWDY releases are). Parlayin is the only track that lacks the slap deep funky feel of the slow smooth bass bangin production style of the Big Bad Ass. This is arguably hes best release although I can say there is a struck match between this and hes other 3. The title track, Packin a Gat and Straight Hustlin and the Loot are the finest moments on the album and nothing negative can be said about any of these tracks although The Big Bad Ass could have been a little less stop starty as you move to the smooth funk and then either that rythum or beat stops and throws you out of the groove. Its almost like going into a deep organic consciousness with the funk and then having your mind snap back into consciousness when the flow or beat vavers out. Overall this is just worth living for. It truly is a shame that this style of funk is just so unappreciated in Australia. I was told if I threw a party, I would have to put hash biscuits and spliffs on the bar as apposed to alcoholic drinks otherwise people would get bored of this. How crazy is that."