Little Known West Coast Rap History
Adrian T. Bradley | Detroit, MI USA | 11/30/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you're looking for a pretty definitive sound of the West Coast in the late 90s (especially the Bay/Hilltop area), this is a good album to listen to. It features a couple major acts as well as some local one-hit wonders. Snoop Dogg, 2Pac, Dru Down, Rappin 4-Tay (remember him?!) and even Rodney O (of Rodney O and Joe Cooly, another real old west coast group) make cameos. The album came out in '97 and faded into obscurity, but it'll remind you of how the West once was.
While this album was out, the east coast was doing it's thing with their definitive 'boom-boom-bap' beat tracks and DJ mix tapes first coming out, the midwest was still trying to get on the hip hop map, and the only rappers making it out of the south were booty bass groups and Outkast."