Tag Archives: West Coast production

Jay Worthy “Boomerang”

First, Jay Worthy’s recent project Fantasy Island is what I need to transition into the summer. Boomerang features Polo100 & Big Body Bes and it’s produced by The Alchemist. This is definitely a track that you cruise around the city to.

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For The Day: C-Bo “Bang On Em”

Getting through the day without a care in sight…

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For The Day: G Perico “All Blue”

New joint from G Perico which is the first single from his upcoming album dropping via Priority Records on April 28th. His last project had jams all over it and the new album shouldn’t disappoint.

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For The Day: Geechi Gotti “Gangbangaz”

I first heard of Geechi Gotti via his battles on King Of The Dot’s Youtube Channel. As a battler he’s DOPE and as a rapper – especially with this track – he definitely has potential to make his presence known on the West Coast. By the way (and this is definitely a preferential admission) but I love Gang Rap. I’m not a gang banger, gang affiliate or any like that but damn it man it seems that most of the rappers that I love listening to from the West Coast are in a gang. The production is always fire, these rappers can actually RAP and I’d rather listen to that music than what’s on the radio.

YERP!

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For The Day: Like “Miss Me With That”

Another joint from Like’s Songs Made While High album. I slept! I didn’t know that he had a few videos out for his project. Anyway, this certainly seems to fit the vibe of the day.

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DJ Quik’s “Visualism”

The wonderful things that you can find on YouTube is mind boggling. I didn’t even know that this existed. I searched for “Quik’s Groove” for my previous post and this appeared in the suggestion column. Quik’s “Visualism” DVD gives a look into his creative process, his tour life, collaborations with artists like Suga Free, Nate Dogg, Hi-C, and Mausberg, who died shortly after the release of Quik’s Balance & Option’s album in 2000. Rap Tour life seemed like so much fun 17 years ago. There weren’t a thousand cellphones, social media wasn’t at all what it is today. I found myself reflecting on the good ol’ days of a time that’s long gone. Continue reading

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Salute to DJ Quik

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I’ve never been to Compton let alone California. My only knowledge of the hoods in and around Los Angeles came from movies like Boyz N The Hood, Menace II Society, Friday, Training Day and South Central and of course RAP! N.W.A.’s Straight Outta Compton, Dr. Dre’s The Chronic and Snoop’s Doggystyle gave me a first class crash course on gang culture and their overall lifestyle. Can’t lie, as a kid, that gang culture used to scare me shitless especially after watching the the 1994 HBO documentary Gang War: Bangin’ In Little Rock. Continue reading

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For The Day: N.O.R.E. “Live My Life”

This is probably my favorite song from N.O.R.E’s God’s Favorite album. At the time of this album’s release, I was heavy into West Coast rap and production. Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Records was on fire with Eminem and 50 Cent, Snoop and Xzibit had dropped great albums in that time period as well. Snoop’s Paid Tha Cost To Be The Boss and X’s Man Vs Machine had serious heat and I played each of those albums without question but I digress. N.O.R.E’s “Live My Life” caught my ears as soon as I heard that beat. I had sworn that it was produced by someone from the West but to my surprise it was IRV GOTTI aka DJ IRV. If I ever get a low rider, this will definitely be played at high volume.

PEACE

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