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Album Review

The only major change for Boyz N da Hood on their second album, Back Up N da Chevy, is the departure of Young Jeezy, who didn't hesitate to jump ship after his solo debut, Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101 (2005), catapulted him to star status. Gorilla Zoe is Young Jeezy's replacement, and while he lacks much of his predecessor's craft, the resemblance in voice between the two — both of them raspy and slow — is remarkable. And so Back Up N da Chevy is essentially a reprise of Boyz N da Hood (2005), with more dark-hued raps about violence, drugs, money, sex, cars, and other stock hardcore Southern rap subjects. The productions are big — bass-heavy and driven by synthesizers — and sometimes overpowering, particularly on the propulsive album-opener (and album standout), "Everybody Know Me." In terms of notable guest features, Bad Boy labelmate and fellow slow-flowed Southern rapper Yung Joc shows up on a few songs ("Nothing Is Promised," "We Ready," "Block Boyz"); Ice Cube, one of the original "Boyz N da Hood," shows up for "Choppa's," and T-Pain brings a hypnotic R&B lilt to "Table Dance" ("something for the hoes," as one of the Boyz bluntly declares during the song's intro). Back Up N da Chevy is also a reprise of Boyz N da Hood in the sense that neither album is especially memorable beyond the few highlights (which also include "Bite Down"). [The CD was also released in a clean version.]

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Boyz N Da Hood-Back Up N Da Chevy

Diddy introduced the world to Boyz N Da Hood with their self titled debut in 2005. Attempting to recreate that same hardcore gangsta sound that made N.W.A. famous, Jody Breeze, Duke and Big Gee are back with new member Gorilla Zoe after the departure of Young Jeezy. Everybody Know Me: DJ Dana's hard hitting bass and havoc synths to create an intense street banger that introduces each member well. "Big Gee, zone 3, straight up out the gutta, everybody know me, Gorilla Z, Zoe on the east, southwest Atlanta everybody know me, Big Duke, OG, eastside Atlanta everybody know me, Young Gutta, Jody Breeze, Boyz N Da Hood everybody know me. 4/5 Bite Down: Production has a synth line that is addicting, similar to the topic of the track, "get drunk, do a line, pop a v, bite down" of drugs. With a lazy and slow hook, the track works. 3.5/5 Say What's On Your Mind: Another synth/bass/snare heavy production, Jody Breeze shines on this cut, of menace and taunting. Decent street track. 3.5/5 Nothing Is Promised: A slow mo hook, that didn't cut it for me, this was a lackluster track. The beat was adrenalized snares that could drive you crazy and synth line. Decent track. 3/5 We Ready: Booming beat, alarm sounding synth, the Boyz shine on this track. Yung Joc has a fitting hook, decent verse. Another highlight that is a street banger. 4/5 Choppa's: N.W.A. member and known for his gangsta sound, Ice Cube adds a fierce verse to this gun blasting track. The hook wasn't that great, decent track. 3.5/5 Block Boyz: Bouncy strings with banging bass, then dramatic pianos make this an appealing dark, gritty atmosphere. T-Rok, Alfamega, and Yung Joc make a good guest appearances, adding to this highlight. 4/5 We Ridin: Synth lines and snares, as the Boyz create a solid street banger. 3.5/5 Paper: Rick Ross adds a decent guest performance on this get money banger. Production was clap heavy and not that good. 3/5 Back Up N Da Chevy: Rising synthy strings with accompanying bass, it is a breather from the synth bass productions. A unique beat, the Boyz ride the beat nicely and it is fairly relaxed. 3.5/5 Table Dance: Jody admits "we gotta do one for the h**s right?", as this water drop and smooth guitar work nicely. T-Pain's hook was a little tiresome, as well as the subject matter. There have been better tracks about this. 3/5 We Thuggin: Cello string sound, light flutes make this an interesting production. I really liked it though, very creative, the Boyz talk about the same old, with a decent hook. 3.5/5 No Haters Allowed: Wasn't feeling the production, the track wasn't that great and ends the album on a flat note. 2.5/5 Back Up N Da Chevy serves it's purpose, bangers for the street. With two street Bad Boy releases in a row, I would pick this one than Welcome To The Zoo. Back Up N Da Chevy was better than their debut, being a lot more focused and three tracks shorter, which proves a smart move, considering the debut had some unnecessary cuts. Lyrically it is the same old, don't expect anthing great, it's all about gangbanging, drug dealing and women. Leading the highlights would be the boasting "Everybody Know Me", bass pumping "We Ready" and errie block cut "Block Boyz". Overall it is a solid street album, production was a lot better, even if the rhymes at times didn't do them justice. Jody and Gorilla Zoe are the members that shine. Rating 7 out of 10

PLEASE STOP!!!!

Stop comparing these clowns to N.W.A.!!! N.W.A. was a monumental group in hip hop. These guys are a group of mediocre at best rappers over repetitive beats. I've got a lot of respect for many rappers out of the south, but right now the south is killing hip hop and not in a good way. M.C. Ren, Ice Cube, and Dr. Dre on their worst day are still light years ahead of the these dudes in the skills department. And please, NO MORE T-PAIN!!! Artists stop putting this dude on your albums.

Not The Best

Jeezy Did Make This Group. Without Him They Aren't The Best. But Jody Breeze Is 1 Of The Most Underrated In The Game. Look Out 4 His Debut Album. "Bite Down" Is A Great Song. Best Of Boyz N Da Hood. But their Nothin 2 N.W.A. So any1 that compares them 2 them doesn't no the 1st thing about rap.

Biography

Formed: Atlanta, GA

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Boyz N da Hood feature Miguel "Big Gee" Scott, Lee "Big Duke" Dixon, Jay "Young Jeezy" Jenkins, and Jacoby "Jody Breeze" White, four MCs from Atlanta who signed with P. Diddy's Bad Boy label and released a self-titled album during the summer of 2005. Put together by Sho'Nuff Records co-owner Russell "Block" Spencer, the quartet generated a significant amount of label interest with its first recordings. Diddy, who apparently wasn't looking to sign anyone at the time, was won over and sought them out....
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  • Genres: Hip-Hop/Rap, Music, Gangsta Rap, Dirty South
  • Released: Aug 07, 2007

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