Song of the day 3/28/10


4-Deep By Threat
Threat certainly slipped under the radar when he came out. After killing it on Ice Cube’s posse cut “Color Blind”, he dropped an album in 1993 around the same time as Kam and the Da Lench Mob. He was part of the new generation of west coast “gangsta rappers” who actually stood for something beyond the typical gun talk. This was obviously the influence of Ice Cube and it made for some pretty great music.
I heard a story a while back from a guy who worked at the label that released “Sickinnahead” that , right before they were about to start recording the album, Threat’s car was stolen. Inside that car were all the rhymes he had written for this album, Turns out he had to rewrite everything from memory and/or just write new shit. Time was of the essence i suppose , so, he was forced to record this whole album in 2 weeks, new rhymes and all. Whatever he did, I think he came out of it fine. “Sickinnahead” is a pretty solid album and still holds up today.

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