24Jun/100

West Coast Vibes Volumes 4 And 5 (1990-1997)


Here we go with another collection of west coast gems for your ears today. I grew up on west coast hip hop. I was into keyboard funk years before I heard Smif-N-Wessun or the Crooklyn Dodgers. Volume four here has some familiar names and a number of obscure selections. You’ll find a mix of So-Cal and Bay Area, with a couple northwest tracks thrown in for good measure. D.c.p. Organization and F-Lee are both from Seattle.

Volume 4 —

01 (4:43) Ice T – New Jack Hustler (1993)
02 (3:16) Threat – Four Deep (1993)
03 (1:10) Paris – On The Prowl (1990)
04 (3:52) Volume 10 – Tricks’n’Hoes (1994)
05 (5:24) J.G. – Put Down The Guns (1994)
06 (3:26) Goldmoney – Money (1992)
07 (3:48) Street Mentality – Hollywood
08 (4:45) Aztec Tribe – Straight From The Zone (1994)
09 (3:36) F Lee – Like 2 Bounce (1995)
10 (4:38) Next 2 Kin – Death Before Disaster (Tx ?)(1994)
11 (4:42) Grimm Reaper (MF Grimm) – So Whatcha Want Nigga ? (1994)
12 (5:27) Do Or Die (Ft. Jedi Knights, Will Hen, King Dre) – Powder Hard (1994)
13 (4:17) D. Lyrical And The S.A. Mob – Hoodlum Town (1994)
14 (6:13) Jayo Felony – Livin Foe Dem 4 Thangz (1993)
15 (4:05) D.C.P. Organization – Nothing But A Come Up (1993)
16 (5:28) AMG – Ballin’ Out Of Control (1995)

Volume 5 focuses mostly Seattle and Portland. There are a few tracks from California too that you west coast heads might know. Local favorites would have to include numbers 4,5 and 8. Maniac Lok casts a spell on me. ‘If they keep smoking’ is a hard knocks look at crack cocaine. If you don’t listen to west coast hip hop much, give this track a shot. The bass line and haunting flute have me hooked.

Volume 5 —

01 (3:41) Kam – Hang Um High (Los Angeles 1993)
02 (3:55) Cool Nutz – Emeralds, Angels And Roses (Portland 1992)
03 (3:01) Emerald City Playaz – Twistin’ Corners (Seattle 1995)
04 (5:30) Maniac Lok – If They Keep Smoking (Portland 1994)
05 (4:30) D-Folk Pre-Znn – Get Bakks (Portland 1995)
06 (2:07) Pork – In There (Portland 1994)
07 (4:13) Kazy D – 1.8.7. B.A.D.D. Boyz (Columbus Village Mixx)(Portland 1995)
08 (5:07) M.A.D.D. – Dont Get Caught (Portland 1995)
09 (2:58) T Bone – Soak Game (San Francisco 1994)
10 (4:08) Woops
11 (4:49) II S.M.F. – I Aint No Good (Southern California 1992)
12 (4:09) High Performance – So You Wanna Be A Gangsta (Seattle 1990)
13 (3:08) E Dawg & Filthy Rich – Drop Top (Seattle 1993)
14 (3:25) Jay Skee – Menace Crook (Seattle 1993)
15 (2:35) Pete Miser – One Tall Glass of Wine (Portland 1996)
16 (6:38) Prose And Concepts – Allone In This Field (Portland 1995)
17 (3:44) Mc Mr Tink – Victim Of The System (Compton 1994)

I go back to these volumes again and again. Dig in and I think you’ll find some definite replay value here. Leave some feedback, thanks for checking this series out!

— Schenectadyfan

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