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After the gigantic success of N.W.A, gangsta rap exploded around the world and especially in Los Angeles, sparking groups like Compton's Most Wanted, Above The Law, and South Central Cartel. Headed by Prodeje and Havoc (though their actual line-up includes at least 8 other members), S.C.C. dropped this debut album in 1991, and while they never achieved the huge crossover success of Cube/Dre/Snoop et al, they put out some great music that still sounds fresh today. Lyrically they keep it as G'd up as possible, with a dozen songs primarily about jacking, slanging, and blasting fools all over L.A., while production-wise it’s all about classic funk samples and interpolations, mixed with plenty of breakbeats, scratches, and gunshots. Some of the joints sound a bit dated (but in a good way), and you'll definitely recognize a few of the melodies on display, specifically "U Gotta Deal Wit Dis (Gangsta Luv)," a precursor to Tupac's "Keep Ya Head Up" and the Barry White jocking "County Bluz." Fans of old-school Westside rap really can't go wrong here. Also check out "I Get My Roll On" and "Say Goodbye to the Badd Guyz."

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Best Album ever and best song ever

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Biography

Formed: 1991

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

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

As one of the original early-'90s West Coast gangsta collectives to follow NWA's lead, South Central Cartel first appeared with their debut album South Central Madness in early 1992 before releasing a succession of albums throughout the remainder of the decade. After their follow-up, 1994's N Gatz We Truss, generated a sizable amount of attention in the gangsta rap underground, Def Jam signed the group, eventually resulting in their most realized album, 1997's All Day Everyday. During this same era,...
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