July 25th, 2008
A G-funk group known as Bangloose return with the release of a new album “Sonically Correct”. There are hardly any G-funk fans that do not know about Bangloose. The album “Sonically Correct” is released under their own label “Gee’d Up Records”. This is a much-awaited album from his hardcore fans. The songs featured in this album have been released earlier on radio stations such as Last Call, but some of them we have not heard of before. Overall, the album is very well mixed and definitely sounds like a major label album. Bangloose is sure doing greatly with DJ Nik bean at the side to help present “Sonically Correct” to everyone out there. This is a real treat for all fans. There are a total 25 tracks on the album. There are more than you can bargain with.
Bangloose is the new generation of G-funk and also known as Frappr (a combination of funk and rapper). Bangloose is popular as it has the most popular rap parties, the best music you can sing along and the music is catchy. Bangloose certainly knows how to have fun and make sure the fans have fun too. The biggest fan platform Bangloose has is at Myspace.
The album’s list include:
2. Last Call
3. Interlude 1
4. Grey Goose
5. Interlude 2
6. Gee’d Up
7. Nik Bean Drop 1
8. Rated R
9. Nik Bean Drop 2
11. Nik Bean Drop 3
13. Interlude 3
14. The Streetz
15. Nik Bean Drop 4
16. Hot Shotz
17. Interlude 4
18. So Fly So Fresh
19. Interlude 5
21. Interlude 6
22. Here I Come
23. Julio G Interlude
24. Grey Goose 2.0
25. Nik Bean Outro
May 25th, 2008
Dajuan Louis Rice is known for lyrics about street prostitution, bad language and violence. He showcases his range of emotions in works like “Dip Da”, where the words of the song delve into his emotions surrounding his abusive father, and also the sexual abuse of female friend of his.
More of his lyrics touch on intransigent street violence, domestic violence, and the time did in the jail in LA.
With an very fast delivery of lines, he uses an almost disconnected way of delivering his songs. He generally uses a style of hard and heavy syncopation. Rhymes tend to change quite a few times in one line are shown on his lyrical meter.
Sting and Richard Pryor are said to have influenced him but there seems to be very little evidence of that in his music.
He is an uncharacteristic rapper unlike those who only claim to be pimps he in reality does pimp. His music is actually comes in second place to his management of his street prostitutes.
“Street Gospel”, his first album, was produced by DJ Quick in the late 90s. It failed to reach expectations commercially. Many underground rappers supported Suga Free and praised his work.
May 19th, 2008
Gangsta funk, or g-funk, is the topic, so in keeping with the theme, let me hear a “yo, wassap?” This style of music came from gangsta rap that started over on the West Coast, and is – as is most of these radical musical movements – a product of the early 1990s. G-funk is so called because it takes regular funk music and slows that the the tempo, adding multi layers of other sounds – sythesizers, slow hypnotic grows, deep bass and female vocals amongst others.
Usually, in true gangsta style of course, the topic of g-funk song lyrics tends to be about violence, sex and drugs. Lyrical complexity has been sacrified for the sake of good ol’ fashioned rhythm and clarity. G-funk was a big subgenre from hip-hop for over four years, the landmark being Dr. Dre’s debut of ‘The Chronic’ in 1992.
The first single to be labelled g-funk was ‘Call It What U Want’ by Above the Law, which featured on the ‘Black Mafia Life’ LP and feature Tupac Shakur. Above the Law have several other g-funk songs, including ‘Black Superman’, ‘Kalifornia’, ‘V.S.O.P’ and ‘Gansta Madness’.
The g-funk style has had a long lasting impact on hip hop music. Dr Dre’s more recent music, and his 1999 comeback ‘2001’, had a very different musical style to ‘The Chronic’ but its roots from the g-funk music era were still present. Other artists such as Suga Free, Dogg Pound and Warren G all continue to produce music that follows the g-funk trend.
March 3rd, 2008
As you can tell, this is our very first post about a non-G-Funk album for this site. Also you would notice that I haven’t posted any articles in about two weeks. Been really busy with school at the moment but even then, I won’t forget about all the G-Funk fans out there who visit this site. There will be an upcoming article about a basically unknown G-Funk release. I am still pondering on which one I shall post but it will be up eventually. Now onto the discussion of this little gem that was released last year by Rawkus Records. The duo group consists of Geologic, the emcee, along Read the rest of this entry »