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Westside Riderz 1
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Westside Riderz 1
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
 
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Westside Riderz 1
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Mobstyle Muzik
Release Date: 11/17/1998
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
Styles: Gangsta & Hardcore, West Coast, Pop Rap, Funk, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 666739100123
 

CD Reviews

SOME TIGHT WEST COAST FLAVA FOR THE 9-8
Philip Y. | Israel | 03/21/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Westside Riderz is the first album from the new label named Mobstyle Music formed by Daz Dillinger and other executives. The album is straight gangsta with some of the best rappers of the West Coast dropping performances. You get rappers outta everywhere - both Bay Area rappers and also rappers from the LA area. Daz Dillinger drops a very tight hardcore song "Roll Wit Us" in which he shows love to everyone down with him . Mac Dre comes out with some fly playa s**t. B-Legit and Mac Shawn are on another rough mob-style track. Celly Cel is on the album's best song, which is about playin' them hoes and it's called "Tramp Delight". On "Money" Cydal join Dru Down and the Luniz on a smooth song. "Jack Move" features Daz, Kurupt, Big Syke and The Outlawz. Other featured rappers on this dope a** album are: Snoop Doggy Dogg, Rappin' 4-Tay, JT Tha Bigga Figga, Swoop G, Soopafly, Eklipse and many others. Producers include Daz Dillinger, K-Lou, JT Tha Bigga Figga, Snoop Dogg... This album presents west coast rap on a very high level, both musically and lyrically. The artists that woked on it are the proof. You can't go wrong with this kind of talent on an album. If you love west coast rap, and especially gangsta rap and the Bay Area this album is for you, no doubt."
GOOD ALBUM WITH SOME GREAT SONGS
fmwaalex | Austin, TX USA | 12/21/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"WESTSIDE RIDERZ VOL. 1

This was the first release from Mobstyle Records in late 1998, and instead of just getting a great west coast album you also got a calendar for 1999 featuring all the artists involved with the album. Any way this is a review of the album so with that said I will say that some of these songs were released on other albums like the first song was on "The Chronic 2000" from Deathrow records.

1.INTRO

2.ROLL WIT US-the first track is a banging Daz Dillinger track that will no doubt be played a high volumes any time some one plays it. Daz Dillinger comes real correct with his usual style a gangsta influenced lyrics, and his hook is real catchy as he gives it up to all the crews he is cool with and all the states. Another really great thing about this song is the thumping production for Daz, I really wish he would produce songs like this more often. This over all is one of the best tracks on the album, could have been a great single for the album.5/5

3.MONEY-next up is what could have been another great potential single for the album as Cydal, The Luniz, and Dru Down get together to create this classic. First off the beat from Handlebar Productions is really smooth and well put together, real easy on the ears. Also Cydal, The Luniz, and Dru Down each deliver well with some great verses talking about their favorite thing, cash. The hook is just as smooth as the beat and only adds to the over all feel of the song.5/5

4.THA BOMB-next up is a song from the late Mac Dre and as usual the Mac comes through with a great song, another good song that makes three in a row. Dre drops classic Bay area slang all over this track, three great verses. The hook is good as well and just makes me miss this guy even more, and the instrumental from K-Lou is very interesting kinda a mix between a smooth track like the last song and a kinda of balance sound. Any way another great track to listen to.5/5

5.READY FOR WAR-if the last track was an early hyphy/thizz like song this one is more like that classic early bay mob style music, which I guess matches the title of the label. The beat from Tone Capone sounds much like the title of the song would suggest, a darker type track for some more hardcore type rappers. B-Legit, Mac Shawn, and Harm all hold it down nice on this track, Mac Shawn in particular sounds great over this production.4/5

6.MOBSTYLE MUZIK-obviously the title track to the album and what a great song it is as the great Rappin4-Tay blesses this track with his distinct voice and flow. 4-Tay really makes this track shine as does Tabb Doe who uses more of a faster style flow over the haunting instrumental from Big Drawz. This could have been another great choice for a single, the beat for this song is amazing.5/5

7.QUOTE WHAT I WROTE-another mob style hardcore banger right here as the RBL Posse and Big Herm drop some thuggish style flows over Black C's dark instrumental. This is the type of track that sounds best when riding down the highway with your windows down and speakers blazing. Over all another worth while track.4/5

8.TRAMP DELIGHT-G-Man Stan's jazzy bay area instrumental really brings this song to life as the great Celly Cell drops some verses. Celly Cell has always been a favorite of mine ever since "It's going Down" so it was cool to see him on here. This track is all about the ladies, or more so what he does with them.4.5/5

9.PROTECT YOUR NECKLINE-no this is not a Wu-Tang song but it is a 3x Krazy song with Bart, and as such you should know that this is a hit for sure. All of the artists drop some excellent verses and provide a catchy hook to match the beat. Ali Malik provides a dark yet pleasant sounding instrumental if that makes any sense to you, this is another great track.4.8/5

10.CALIFORNIA-former DPG member Swoop G is in the house [dated yes but still effective] and he is dropping it like only he can. I have always been a fan of Swoop ever since his first appearance on the "Murder was the Case" soundtrack from Deathrow records. Swoop gives it up to the state that he is from with some excellent verses and a great hook. Of course the bouncy west coast production from Boscoe is great and fits Swoop's style real well.5/5

11.PFN-this is a straight west coast sounding song from the beat to the lyrics, perfect for fans of the west coast sound. The slow bass and synth sounds of producer Fully Auto is the perfect back drop for the artists on this track. Papa Tone and Lex A.D. sound perfect over this slow track as their flows match the beat wonderfully. Another good track to bump in the ride.3.5/5

12.LET ME HIT SOMTHIN'-next up is Big Snoop Dogg laying down not only vocally but also he produces the track. First things first Snoop as we all know can flow so you know he is on point as far as the vocals rapping about his favorite green substance. Now as far as his beat goes if you have listened to his "Big Squeeze" album then you know his style and probably heard something similar to this. The beat is very bass oriented and really surprises me just knowing he created it. Good song and a worthy addition to the album.4/5

13.HATIN ON THA UNDA-one of the most recognizable names out in the Bay is JT Tha Bigga Figga, and rightfully so he is one of the kings of the independent music scene. JT kills this track with a wonderful flow and some great verses as does Playa P, but it JT's bouncy instrumental that really makes this track shine. It has that Cali sunshine feel to and is just a cool bouncy energetic beat. This could have been a great single for the album.5/5

14GIVE IT UP-much like some of the other tracks on this album this pure West coast bass driven funk, and Rodney O's instrumental definitely makes this track thump like crazy. He also kills this track vocally along with the Affiliates as they all just drop that west coast style over the bangin' beat, the hook for this track is catchy as well.4/5

15.MAKE MY LIVIN'-finally I come across the Soopafly song, when I first bought this album this was one of the tracks I was waiting to listen to. And just as I suspected it is one of the best songs on the album, with Soopafly on the beat and rapping how could it not be. Soopafly kills this track with a vicious flow that really matches the beat perfectly, plus T-Luni and Eklipze each also just add a new style to the track and it all meshes together well. My favorite thing about this song though is Soopafly's awesome production, it is kinda funky yet hardcore underground all in one. His production style has always been top notch ever since his first beat on the "Murder Was the Case" soundtrack, great song.5/5

16.SHOW YA LOVE-talk about some heavy bass, this track is all about the bass for sure. The beat from Mayle is very dark and very bassy, bassy enough to kill some speakers, not kidding. BlackMayle really do their thing on this track but don't expect some highly happy lyrics, this is straight gangsta rap in its purest form.3.5/5

17.JACK MOVE-now this is the track I was looking most forward to, not only did it feature my favorite rapper Kurupt but it also had Tha Outlawz and Daz. First up is a great verse from the returning Daz Dillinger and right after him is the great Big Syke who of course kills this track. Next up is Khadafi [RIP] how shows why he was considered one of the best from the Outlawz, then Napoleon kicks it with that Jersey/Cali mixed flow and really shines on this track. Then it is my favorite Outlawz Hussein Fatal who destroys the song and is immediately followed by the great Kurupt. When I hear them to rapping together I start to imagine what a full duo album would be like from these two since they both drop the best verses. Also the beat from Daz is dark and menacing and really fits the battle style raps of all involved.5/5

18.INTERLUDE

19.BONUS TRACK-Snoop Dogg returns over a nice bouncy happy sounding instrumental with what seems like a freestyle. It is a short track but still worth a listen, good track.5/5
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ninersblow80 | bay area | 02/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If u have a bump in your car you need this cd it has hella sick beats specially money. It knocks"