Knock Tha Black Off Yo Ass
Label: Hypnotize Minds/Sony Urban Music/Columbia
These underrated pioneers have been churning out proto-crunk anthems for over a decade. Now that the rest of the world has caught up with them, the crew is ready to shine properly. This LP overflows with chanted verses centering on drugs, drink and pimpin', and it's all backed by slowed up loops and heavy-as-hell 808 drums. "Swervin'" and "Poppin' My Collar" are great.