This record was the beginning of a whole new era in the south for music. It was proof that southern rappers could actually put out real hip hop. It gave validation to all of the southern rappers to come. After this record the south was here for the long hall in hip hop and able to do more than just make dance music with a few chants and a bunch of big bass.
I remember growing up and this track would come on in the car with me and my friends. Right away all talking would stop and heads would start bobbing. This was one of the get dressed up as clean and nice as you can so you can get ya pimp walk on type record. And you would have to learn all the lyrics because for once we had true lyricist in the south.
If you want of get a feel to how it was in the south back in the 90's for hip hop this is the record for you. Get in the car on a cool day put the windows down turn up the volume and ride as slow as you can press play and let this record take you back.
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About the Curator: Adrian “Science” Robinson
Adrian “Science” Robinson is a producer, audio engineer, & artist manager who has a love for music that stems from a family long history of singing and dancing. He attended the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Florida for music & video production, and later worked very close with one of Florida’s major independent record labels. He has lots of fond memories old and new that seems to tie in with many songs, and loves to share them with others. After working with multiple recording studios, independent labels, & internet radio stations, he moved on to publishing music for independent artist in the independent music community.