Saturday 25 July 2015

'Cause in '91 everyone turned to jack artists, Ima leave it alone, though, and stay a rap artist

Always dug Coolio Da Unda Dogg on those '90s Mac Dre tracks he guested on (particularly California Livin' and 2 The Double R) but laboured under the illusion he'd never recorded any solo material until someone put me onto his Jackin' cassette EP from 1991 a couple of days back. Title track has me like "holy shit, why have Thizz never remastered this shit and reissued it?"

Coolio - Jackin'
(From Jackin' cassette EP; 1991)

Production on this is probably from some obvious '80s R&B joint I'm shamefully hitherto unaware of, but that main melody sounds like it was gaffled straight offa Brad Fiedel's score work on the Fright Night OST. Fangs for the head's up on this one, Frank.


Anonymous said...

"Playa 2 Playa" too.

rym snitch said...

Fresh Out Da Gates has some slaps, some sweet extra bayish sounding production on that.

Anonymous said...

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Man, I never even knew about that album.