Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
1995 Houston CLASSIC
Above the Clouds | Australia | 04/10/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"1995 the year that shed light to Bam's first album. A Rough z'aggiN Bible.
Outside of Texas, Bam is totally slept on. This album is truly a diamond in the rough, and one that was ahead of it's time.
On this album, Bam, together with producer G-Rapp, have painted a portrait of a cold, cold world in Texas...
Bam throws some hard lyrics on this one, and delivers with skill over G-Rapp's amazing sounds. When you are hearing Bam, there is no question that you are hearing reality. Straight up, he is a breed produced by the streets. His delivery is no nonsense, hard edged and often (but not always) aggressive. G-Rapp's production on this album is very original, and like nothing you have ever heard before. This here is some of his finest work. His sound really provides something different from the average.
While Bam stands strong on his individual tracks, there are also a small army of guest artists to help out, and they certainly do the album no justice. Street Military give their input, as K.B spits some fire on "F Tha Lawz", while Lil' Flea adds his on "Scared 2 Die", also with Quanell X. Then Pharoah features on "Glokland", a song which I know to be nothing short of a masterpiece, since the very first time it hit my ears... It is worth owning the album for this song alone. Klondike Kat's distinctive vocals appear on "Pray At Will", and "How 2 Get Away With It", and as always, he brings that one of a kind flavor to each of the 2 tracks. Burton Boyz bring some heat to the table on "All My Killaz Say", and finally, The Fakkulty go all out on the track "Negative Thoughts", just to tell you what's on their mind, over a track that G-Rapp has really added some stomp to, and sounds very anthem-like.
Bam is, and always will remain, one of the realest artists from Houston, with a hardened delivery of life stories and experience. G-Rapp provides a real experience for the ears, because no one can touch the music he has created here. This is yet another great album to come out of Houston, that is beyond most people's reach, and very easily overlooked. If you are reading this, I really recommend getting it and see for yourself, because this album deserves a lot of credit, but unfortunately will never get it.
Even so, the real will live on.