Sunday 12 October 2014

A Legit Ballaz compilation 4 u

Might as well get postin' Legit Ballaz tracks out of my system in one fell swoop with a quick primer compilation. These guys & girl were Twista's motley band of weed carriers who released 4 albums of staccato midwest mobb music, post-Jiggy rap & bullshit, and standard twangy noughties Chicago rap between 1999 and 2006, so I've plucked out my favourite songs and zipped them up for your listening pleasure.

This compilation focuses on the songs featuring Twista or Ms. Kane/Ms. Erica Kane (no Speaker Knockerz), and the latter's role-reversal of N.W.A's I Ain't tha 1 is a key track in the history of this rap shit because it finally gave us a glimpse of what H.W.A could have sounded like if Jazz, Diva or Baby Girl had ever learned how to rap properly.

The Martorialist presents the best of Legit Ballaz

1. Legit Ballaz (1999)
2. Game Recognize Game (1999)
3. Get Ya (1999)
4. Mob N*ggas Don't Die (2001)
5. Getty Up (2001)
6. Ball Wit' Us (2001)
7. Tattoo (2002)
8. I Ain't The One (2002)
9. Fresh Off The Lot (2002)
10. Tear It Up (2002)
11. Ride Slow (2006)


You can hear/purchase all 4 Legit Ballaz albums on their Bandcamp page. What you can't purchase anywhere is the unedited CDQ version of the Tattoo remix with Twista - why has that song only ever been released unedited on 12"/as the video?


RMH said...

Steel drums on "Legit Ballaz" = !!!

Subtropic Gwaup said...

Sppedknotmobstaz "Out my body" - still one of my favourite videos.

hotbox said...

Thank you sir. Just now realizing Ball Wit Us is a Terrence Trent D'Arby interpolation.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Not heard that Speedknot Mobstaz song before. Shit is hard.

Hotbox - which TTD song?

Lost Art said...

I will give this a go since "Ball With Us" is amazing

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

The world would be a much better place if everybody listened to Ball Wit' Us at least once a day.

hotbox said...

Ball Wit' Us = Sign Your Name:

stg: yes out my body is still incredible

d said...

Nice 1.

Think I realised Id been on the internet too long when I started fucking with HWA and BWP.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

I paid money for the first H.W.A album :(

Thx, Hotbox. Good spot.