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West Coast Bad Boyz, Vol. 1: Anotha Level Of The Game
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
"Much respect to Master P and West Coast Bad Boyz for successfully and effectively organizing these Bay Area cities--Richmond, San Francisco, Oaktown, Sacramento, Palo Alto, V-town, and others," intones the opening monolog... more »
"Much respect to Master P and West Coast Bad Boyz for successfully and effectively organizing these Bay Area cities--Richmond, San Francisco, Oaktown, Sacramento, Palo Alto, V-town, and others," intones the opening monologue to West Coast Bad Boyz, Vol. 1. More than mere tokenism, though, it cuts to the heart of the Master P project: take the cream of the talent of various heretofore unorganized local scenes and collect them on one compilation, guaranteeing each act exposure far broader than their own city limits. Bad Boyz spotlights the rolling gangster funk of Northern California, including early appearances by C-Bo and JT the Bigga Figga. The highlight, though, is Young Cellski's "Stressed Out," which uses simple yet potent key arrangements to evoke the sadness of Cellski's self-realizations. --Jon Caramanica
Red Eyed Bandit | San Francisco, California | 11/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Original Release - The first West Coast Bad Boyz, Anotha Level of The Game was released back in 1995 on No Limit Records/ Solar Music Group (SMG). This version has 17 tracks including: Peace 2 Da Streets which features all the West Cost Bad Boyz and Locked Up by King George. The artwork was done by Phunky Phat Graph-X. There's a blue and yellow bar down the left side of the cover with "Master P Presents The West Coast Bad Boyz" on it. The right side of the cover had the map with flames and an old school car sitting below the flames. The back of the cd has picures of all the West Coast Bad Boyz and the track listing in the upper left hand corner. Value is about $100 to $200
RERELEASE - The rerelease version of West Coast Bad Boyz came out in 1997. The cover is missing the bar with the title of the cd. Instead it had a full shot of the map with flames and car sitting below. The reverse side had the No Limit Tank with all the glittery diamonds and stars. This artwork was done by Pen and Pixel. The 1997 version was released on No Limit Records/ Priority Records. $15 to $30
The original version is a must have. Locked Up isn't very good at all, but Peace 2 Da Streets is a Bay Area Classic. I still remember the video wtih all the guest appearances. This is straight up a West Coast, California, San Francisco Bay Area Rap album. This album is what made Master P. It put his name on the Bay Area Rap Scene map and he blew up from there. Too bad he moved back to New Orleans, screwed King George and took his half of No Limit, and got rid of K-Lou who helped record, mix, and produce nearly every No Limit Album prior to 1996."
A bay area classic
J. Patterson | Milwaukee, Wisconsin United States | 10/12/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This cd came out when master p was reppin the west coast. He put all the rappers he was cool with on this cd. Being a big fan of teh bay area rap through out the 90's I loved this cd. It has pretty funky beats.I like almost every song on here.dangerous dame, jt the bigga figga, and cellski have good songs. To sum it up the album has a sound like too short,e-40, funk sound they used alot in teh early 90s. If you like bay area rap from the 90s such as too short , e-40,jt bigga figga , rbl posse this is for you."
New Customer | 03/26/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This album is simply da bomb except that they dropped 2 songs from the original 1994 version. They dropped "Locked Up" by King George and "Peace 2 Da Streets" by all the West Coast Bad Boyz which are 2 hella tight songs! If anybody knows why they did this, please e-mail me. Anyway, the tightest songs on this album are Deep, Another Level, and Totally Insane, but the whole album is tight. Buy it!"