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Ahmad's 1994 self-titled debut was G-funk lite. It avoided the gangsta violence and cultural criticism that defined much of the music from his South Central neighborhood, and followed instead in the laid-back footsteps of Dr. Dre's epochal 1992 release The Chronic. While it lacked Dre's midas production and wasn't quite as solid as stylistic contemporary Montell Jordan's This Is How We Do It, Ahmad was still full of great songs. With its images of playground foolery and junior-high discovery, "Back in the Day" depicted Ahmad's boyhood days in an idyllic, wistful light — a hip-hop Norman Rockwell painting. It was the only significant single from Ahmad's debut, but by no means was it the only thing worth hearing. "Touch the Ceiling," "Can I Party?," and the self-explanatory "We Want the Funk" were all charming, Parliament/Funkadelic-style jams. "Homeboys First," while a bit clichéd, was rumbling and jocular, with a debt to Low End Theory-era Tribe Called Quest. Ahmad wasn't able to capitalize on his success, and eventually faded from sight. But his debut is a memorable ride, with a youthful, effervescent vibe as warm as the California sun.


Born: 12 October 1975 in Los Angeles, CA

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Los Angeles rapper Ahmad Ali Lewis was only 18 when he burst onto the scene in 1994 with the laid-back groove of "Back in the Day." With its images of playground foolery and junior-high discovery, "Back in the Day" depicted Ahmad's South Central neighborhood in an idyllic, wistful light. The rapper, whose melodic and narrative delivery recalled that of the Pharcyde's Fatlip, rode a remix of the track to number 27 on the Billboard Hot 100 that summer. Its success sent the rapper's self-titled debut...
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