Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|JT The Bigga Figga|
Playaz in the Game
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
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Excellent Early Banger By The Fillmoe Hustla
G-Funk 4ever | Listenin' to the Delfonics | 10/26/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"JT The Bigga Figga, a local San Francisco celebrity, and bay area rap entrepreneur comes out with what I believe his second album in late 1993 Playaz N The Game under Priority Records and his own label: Get Low. This album is chock full of hard gangsterism and hustlenomics. I like JT's rapping style and flow, and his dedication to great rap music. This album is mostly produced by him, and his beats are phat. His beats here stand out more for me than other 1993 West Coast artists' albums because many of them seem a bit ahead of their time (more like 1994 or 1995 style beats, which are my favorites). The style is Mobb Music, which takes heavy cues from G-Funk. "Peep Game" is where he flamboasts and hustles, and the beat is nice keyboard and dj scratch ridden G-funk, a perfect lowrider jam. Mac Mall comes in and spits fire as usual on "Game Recognize Game." Rappin' 4-Tay comes in on the hooter joint "Did You Get The Dank." A few hooks are weak and overly repetitive like on the two aforementioned, but to me that is minimally improtant compared to the hard rhymes and great beats. "Foul From The Start" or as noted on Amazon "Youngsters" (track 10) is a coming of age story in the hood with a neat whiny synth and bouncy lowrider beat. Overall, this album is a dope standard setter in Frisco and Bay Mobb Music, where a lot of influence came from in the mid 90's in terms of style and substance. If you like this, check I.M.P's 1993 Back In The Day, 4-Tay's 1994 Don't Fight The Feelin' for more of that mobb madness."
CLASSIC BAY AREA ALBUM
fmwaalex | Austin, TX USA | 09/07/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"JT THA BIGGA FIGGA
PLAYAZ N' THE GAME
JT has always been a boss on the independent scene on the west coast, the bay area in particular. I realized I had yet to review one of his albums, so what better way then to start with this album. Let it be known that JT had a very different style back then, more of a classic hip hop flow. Also JT and DJ ICE produced this album.
1.IT'S ABOUT THAT TIME-straight out the gate JT comes with heat on the very first song, this is a great opening track and could have been a nice single. JT delivers with a great flow and some good lyrics over a nice g-funk influenced beat. This is definitely a classic west coast track, a nice introduction to JT. This could have been a nice single.5/5
2.PEEP GAME-this was I believe the second single from the album, and featured D-MOE. This has a nice jazzy type of production on it with a cool bass line, and some good scratches. JT does his thing on this track killing each verse he his on, and D-Moe holds it down as well. A cool beat plus some good flows equals another great track, good single.5/5
3.GAME RECOGNIZE GAME-ah of course the classic first single from the album which features MAC MALL. The video for this is classic, over a very bouncy head knodder JT & Mac Mall kill this track. This was and still is a great Bay Area anthem that should get play everyday. After hearing this it is obvious why JT is such an independent legend in the rap game.5/5
4.MR. MILLIMETER-we have another good song as JT lets be known about going one up, and going in with the strap. The production on this track reminds me of some old Ant Banks beats, great beat another synth style bass. A great story driven song, JT delivers once again.5/5
5.OUT 2 GET CHA-D-Moe returns to help JT out on another excellent song, I still don't see why this album didn't do better. Over a funky instrumental both artist do the thing and lace the track with great verses. And all though it is a short song it still knocks and is a pure bay area production. Another great track.5/5
6.DID YOU GET THE DANK-over a nice piano driven track the great RAPPIN' 4 TAY joins JT on a song about..... well the dank. Both artists come off nice on this smooth track. And even though JT holds it down on this track the legend that is 4 Tay easily steals the show on this one with his smooth flow. Over all another great track.5/5
7.GL INTERLUDE-this really isn't an interlude it is actually another song. Over a nice slow smooth instrumental JT kills this one, this seems like his track showing off his flow, style and lyrical ability. Definitely and great song, and gets play all the time round here. Love the beat on this song.5/5
8.THE PAPER CHASE-definitely the most experimental beat on the entire album, still it is a great production and has that old school feel to it. JT really does his thing on this track, not only delivering great verse but does so with a nice flow. Another classic track, this is also the only track JT didn't produce. GREG produced this classic track.5/5
9.BACK TO THA-D-Moe returns along side another favorite of mine SAN QUINN, what a line up. D-Moe starts things off with a nice verse over a very cool sounding instrumental. San Quinn sounds great over this track killing it easily along side JT. Another great song.5/5
10.DOIN' DIRT-this has one of the best beats on the entire album, it is really eerie at times and real smooth at others. JT and GIGOLO G hold it down nicely with some excellent verses. Another great track, do see the pattern here.5/5
11.THE YOUNGSTERS-JT is speaking to the young g's out there, and dropping a song for them. JT does his thing on here again telling a nice story over a very west coast style instrumental. ONCE AGAIN another good song on this great album.5/5
12.YOU CAN'T PLAY A PLAYA-much like the opening track served as a good introduction to JT, this some serves just as well as a great closer to an incredible album. Over another funky instrumental JT lets you know that you can't play him. This is a great closing track to an equally as great album from a bay area legend.
I still can't believe that this album didn't do better, if you get the chance to get this cd, do so.