Orca (Deluxe Version) by C-Bo on Apple Music

19 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

Representing for Sacramento, Calif., C-BO has been dropping unapologetic, ultra-hardcore gangsta rap for two decades now, starting with his classic 1993 debut, Gas Chamber. He's worked extensively with just about every thugged-out West Coast artist imaginable, especially fellow Sac-Town natives and murder-rap specialists Brotha Lynch Hung and X-Raided. He's sold millions of units independently, despite zero crossover singles and extremely limited airplay. Currently affiliated with Young Buck's Ca$hville Records, he returns with Orca: The Killer Whale of the Hood. (It's hot on the heels of Cali Connection, released earlier this year.) As usual, dark yet catchy production and vivid, blood-drenched verses are the order of the day, as he shares the mic with a wide assortment of homies, including Bay Area legends E-40, B-Legit, and Yukmouth, plus L.A. pioneers MC Eiht, BG Knocc Out, WC, and King T. Highlights include "F*** Wit It," "Can't Grind Forever," "Bullets," and the lead single, "187."

EDITORS’ NOTES

Representing for Sacramento, Calif., C-BO has been dropping unapologetic, ultra-hardcore gangsta rap for two decades now, starting with his classic 1993 debut, Gas Chamber. He's worked extensively with just about every thugged-out West Coast artist imaginable, especially fellow Sac-Town natives and murder-rap specialists Brotha Lynch Hung and X-Raided. He's sold millions of units independently, despite zero crossover singles and extremely limited airplay. Currently affiliated with Young Buck's Ca$hville Records, he returns with Orca: The Killer Whale of the Hood. (It's hot on the heels of Cali Connection, released earlier this year.) As usual, dark yet catchy production and vivid, blood-drenched verses are the order of the day, as he shares the mic with a wide assortment of homies, including Bay Area legends E-40, B-Legit, and Yukmouth, plus L.A. pioneers MC Eiht, BG Knocc Out, WC, and King T. Highlights include "F*** Wit It," "Can't Grind Forever," "Bullets," and the lead single, "187."

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About C-Bo

Beginning with his 1993 debut, Gas Chamber, C-BO made it clear that he planned on surprising rap listeners with his controversial lyrics, which would eventually land him in jail. Of course, the hardcore Californian's steady rise toward continued popularity increased year by year, with an album being released nearly every year following his jaw-dropping debut. With album titles such as Autopsy and Tales from the Crypt, C-BO quickly attained a cult following, similar to the small legions of listeners swarming perverse rappers such as Esham, Brotha Lynch Hung, and Three Six Mafia. Yet as C-BO began to mature as an artist, he moved away from exploitative themes, though he still ranked among the West Coast's most extreme hardcore rappers. By the time his 1998 album, 'Til My Casket Drops, arrived, the Cali rapper found himself debuting at number 41 on Billboard's Top 200 album chart, an amazing feat for such an underground rapper. In 2000 -- after oddly being jailed in 1998 for his lyrical content -- he released Enemy of the State on Warlock, continuing his climb to recognition. After subsequent albums like Life as a Rider (2002), The Mobfather (2003), and Money to Burn (2006) debuted on the Billboard R&B/hip-hop charts upon their release, C-BO focused on collaborative efforts. In 2008, he issued Trading War Stories with Omar "Big O" Gooding, followed by 2010's Thug Money with Thug Lordz. He returned to his own solo material in 2012, releasing a pair of efforts that year. Cali Connection, his 11th LP, featured appearances by Outlawz, Young Buck, and more, while Orca enlisted Yukmouth, Brotha Lynch Hung, E-40, and Paul Wall. After recording a sequel to The Mobfather in 2015, C-BO returned in 2017 with The Problem. ~ Jason Birchmeier

  • ORIGIN
    Sacramento, CA
  • BORN
    Jan 14, 1974

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