Wednesday 1 June 2011

'Loc'd after dark

C-Loc ft. J-Von, Maxminelli & Young Bleed - Sickness
(From Concentration Camp II : Da Holocaust; 1998)

Totally no Jonathan King here, but I really wish the sixteen year old Boosie could've graced Sickness with his presence, because, even though it came out a couple of years before he first began popping up on cuts on C-Loc's Life's A Gamble and Concentration Camp III Thug Brothas albums to establish a buzz for his Youngest Of Da Camp debut, Mind Of A Maniac is obviously hugely indebted to its thematic concerns and visuals, and the spectacle of a teenage Boosie in a straight jacket with his eyelids turned inside out in the Sickness video would've been some creepy ass shit which might have been enough to wither Jonathan King's priapic urges towards pubescent boys for good :

Reasons why rap bodies every other type of music out there # 9875 : other than acting as a possible deterrent to gay British paedophiles, it's also the only genre which can redeem a sound as offensive as the acoustic guitar, an instrument which never fails to bring out the Bluto in me. The second Concentration Camp album included another outing for Young Bleed's classic A Fool from the first compilation to capitalise on the success of How Ya Do Dat and there's even a C-Loc joint with Master P & Silkk which manages to consolidate the rickety charms of Richmond-era No Limit with the more polished country-rap stylings of the later New Orleans period, but it's the posse-cuts like Sickness and Cabbage Savage where C-Loc and his Concentration Camp BFFs from Baton Rogue shed light on the crew's central axioms over Nathan "Happy" Perez's shoddily brilliant production which are dearest to my heart :

C-Loc ft. Lay-Lo, Lucky Knuckles & Young Bleed - Cabbage Savage
(From Concentration Camp II : Da Holocaust; 1998)

So, I've been reading about an unreleased C-Loc & Boosie album over Perez's beats from 1999 called Smokey And The Bandit and the story runs thus : C-Loc and Young Bleed were originally scheduled to drop an album together under that title but both rappers fell out so Boosie replaced Bleed in the co-billing before the project was then scrapped due to C-Loc getting locked up. It seems unlikely that C-Loc would let the results of those sessions go to waste so I'm guessing all those pre-Youngest Of Da Camp 'Loc & Boosie joints from 2000 like Can I Trust, My Thug There, Shit Real, Outlaws and Pussy Azz N*ggaz which ended up on Life's A Gamble and the third Concentration Camp compilation were songs they recorded for it?


James said...

That video should come with an epilepsy warning.

P said...