Da We Mobb – “Da We Mobb” – [Yay Area Entertainment]
New underground, coming out of Oakland and bursting with
sideshow pride. Three mouths to feed on Smoky’s homecooked
beats, rappers Zipp, Young Truth and Big A leading the way.
The album has its own fun, prank calls, fake radio giveaways,
and an imaginary gig at the House of Blues. These guys are
so new, they don’t even have a song about being screwed by
the record industry. Instead this is homegrown, over the
course of years, but still retaining a sense of the
spontaneous. Even when the prose ain’t purple, the trees
are, a blunt front blowing over the bridge. Probably Smoky’s
and I do think his production is the secret sauce here,
tracks like “We Go”, “Addicted to Da Game” and “Get Money”
just come infectious while the lyrics will play hopscotch
on the roof of your heads. More than a sideshow memento, and
even if they don’t get the money, they’ll still be laughing.