Producer: Dr. Dre
Label: 7th Crown Records
Fresh off a weekend spent in the studio, this straight out of Corona, California emcee B. has entered CSNW’s pages for the first time with his latest single, “West.” Now… Ya’ll already know that lilyatcsnw does not pick favorites when it comes to quality music, but I have to say that this underrated rhymesayer has to be one of the hottest cats out in the Inland Empire right now. B. has probably one of the most brilliant and catchy bars ever. Don’t believe me? “So I, pull them to the side and say, here’s the deal/ let’s take a second baby, Be Real.” You know, as in Be Real the emcee? Get it, got it, good.
Now, although it contains too many obscurities and novelties to make it absolutely essential for casual listeners, West Coast Rap is an excellent compilation of early-’80s hip-hop from the likes of Ice-T, Egyptian Lover, L.A. Dream Team, World Class Wreckin’ Cru, 2 Live Crew, Xzibit, Bobby Jimmy & the Critters. Only Dr. Dre’s “Still” stands out as a stone-cold classic, but this “West” record is first-rate old-school rap, and worth the time of any serious hip-hop fan.
Feeling it? Well, more awaits on B., but who’s to say that he has a schedule to drop an album? Stay posted CSNW; will keep you posted with the latest supply.