13 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Formerly known as Dre Dog, Andre Nickatina is a San Francisco rap legend who somehow remains relatively unknown outside of Northern Cali, despite an abundance of quality material released since the early ‘90s (most notably The New Jim Jones and the three-volume Cocaine Raps series). Rhyming mostly about the drug game, the pimp game, and the seedy underbelly of life in the City By the Bay, he brings an O.G.'s perspective to familiar and well-worn topics that would be played out in the verses of a lesser MC. Relentlessly stylish, with a compelling mix of griminess and offbeat humor, he's something like a mix of Mac Dre and Spice1; hardcore, smooth, and funny, all at the same time. Each of these 12 tracks is great, but don't miss the ode to gentlemen's clubs "Nicky's (Strip Club)," "Popeye's Certified," and "Tony Montana."

EDITORS’ NOTES

Formerly known as Dre Dog, Andre Nickatina is a San Francisco rap legend who somehow remains relatively unknown outside of Northern Cali, despite an abundance of quality material released since the early ‘90s (most notably The New Jim Jones and the three-volume Cocaine Raps series). Rhyming mostly about the drug game, the pimp game, and the seedy underbelly of life in the City By the Bay, he brings an O.G.'s perspective to familiar and well-worn topics that would be played out in the verses of a lesser MC. Relentlessly stylish, with a compelling mix of griminess and offbeat humor, he's something like a mix of Mac Dre and Spice1; hardcore, smooth, and funny, all at the same time. Each of these 12 tracks is great, but don't miss the ode to gentlemen's clubs "Nicky's (Strip Club)," "Popeye's Certified," and "Tony Montana."

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About Andre Nickatina

With a penchant for old-school rhymes and lo-fi beats, Andre Nickatina hails from the West Coast. He released Cocaine Raps and Raven in My Eyes simultaneously on the Dogday imprint, but it was the trilogy of 1999's Tears of a Clown and 2000's These R the Tales and Daiquiri Factory Cocaine Raps that put Nickatina on the West Coast circuit. After these releases emerged during what was highly regarded as his golden period, Nickatina followed up in 2003 with the highly ambitious CD/movie project Conversation With a Devil. ~ Rob Theakston

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