“n*ggas always get shot at the metro store”…

14 05 2008

Shop at your own risk.

…. “hood rats live at Sally’s” and girls lick the doors of Husalah’s car to “taste the candy”, which I think is just… amazing. I’m hoping the latter works its way onto a Husalah album cover in the future as well as my life.

Este es mi favorito blap-o en el momento:

Husalah – “Bonus Track”


get familiar • one familya.

6 05 2008


Get familiya, One Familya.

Another new section here in The ZOOOOOO that spotlights those artists you may not have heard of that you might want to GET FAMILIAR with in the most A.S.A.P.iliss’s of fashions. So I’ma kick shit off proper with a look at South San Francisco’s Yun Ern and One Familya, doin’ big, big things out in the 650.

I met Yun Ern at mi escuela earlier this year and have been sitting on these songs for a little more than a hot one and the shit really vamos though, so it’d be a sucker ass move for me to not hook shit up…

Yun Ern – “Major Paid”

One Familya – “On A Warm San Francisco Day”

One Familya – “Mary Jane”

Expect to hear more from One Familya in the future on The Animal Planet, according to Ern they’ve been doing shows around the YAYrea with mas in the works, so stay tuned and get familiar.

One Familya’s MySpace Page

THE VERDICT IS IN…: … and so is C-BO’s Mob Figaz, which becomes the first ever inductee to The Animal Planet Hall Of Fame [page coming soon] with the necessary 76% of its Hall Of Fame vote. I’m happy with that result and think it’s a good place to start the HOF.

GET ON MY HYPE: Forever the hype. “No Fly Mar ain’t to tough to dance, I’m throwin’ up my hands and shakin’ my pants”… words to live by.

Fly Mar – “Big Fun” [feat. RBL Posse]

c-bo’s mob figaz • “operation smother shit”.

23 04 2008

The Animal Planet: First-Ever Hall Of Fame Nominee.

This is an idea I’ve been toying with for… since this morning. And with WordPress feceeing all over Blogger, I can create multiple pages with the simple click of a button and look far more computer saavy than my actual skills which do not stray much farther than Examiner Police Blotter viewing and punching keys on other people’s keyboards. I’m still blueprinting the in’s and out’s of how I’m going to work this [HOF thing] and will have a main page up soon, but this post is really about the first-ever Animal Planet Hall Of Fame nominee: C-BO’s Mob Figaz….

If someone put a gun in my face and told me to choose one album to listen to for the rest of my life…. aside from shitting my pants, my answer would be this album, off top, without hesitation. I guess that’s why it makes sense for this to be the starting point for the most prestigious recognition available on this site [whether it’s inducted or not, that’s up to y’all].

C-BO’s Mob Figaz is what all rap albums should be: no skits, no gimmicks, just 15 slaps that knock out speakers without worrying about the backwards ass priorities of the radio or the yubble gum chewing teenie boppers that caters to. If someone approached me, all like, “hey shithead, gimme something to bump off this CD”…. First I’d thank them for noticing, then I’d direct them to track numero lucky thirteen:

Mob Figaz – “Mafioso Type”

Quite possibly the greatest hook ever. Husalah steals the show from everybody else on this track – including himself – with the hook alone, and that’s not knock on anybody’s verse cause they all gas. As evidence shows in my next exhibit of … evidence:

Mob Figaz – “Secret Of The 5”

Taking you through the step-by-step thought process that a sick rap group creates in this song looks a like this: at first I’m thinking like “Hus comes hardest blood, he said ‘bustin’ like nympho’, shit is sick”, I might bring it back once before even hearing the others. But then I get to Jack’s verse – the “operation smother shit” verse [see: title] – and it’s like “oh shit, Jacka rips it, he stole it right there”… but then I hear Ridah come clean as fuck followed by AP until Fed-X finally puts the bow on it and it’s like: “fuck… they all did they’re thing, bring that shit back one time”. Basically the shit is with the Mob Figaz, the next verse is always sickest because they all go, there’s no one – at least on this album – who hella kill the shit, where you’re like “fuuuuck” and have to change the song. No es problema, ¿si?

While the Mob Figaz more than hold their own on the microphone, they did have an ace up their sleeve on this album with the Sacramento Mobfather, C-BO, acting as pretty much the unofficial “sixth Mob Figa” on more than half the CD’s tracks. C-BO is still to my knowledge the only rapper who has ever been sent to the pen for his words [see: ‘Til My Casket Drops] and the shit on this album, correct me if I’m wrong, had to be like just when he got back from that. I don’t really know, just guessing by release dates, but I do know that the combination of this seis fits like a spank black tee….

Mob Figaz – “Mo’ Money”

Mob Figaz – “Prepare To Die”

I wrote a review last year for another site that never actually made it [was published], but in a critique of one of my rough draft’s the editor pointed out that my referrals to an album that had been out less than four months as “a classic” was a little premature. That was on point and he definitely was right.

But when I say almost decade later C-BO’s Mob Figaz goes just as hard as it did on day uno and I can slap that shit front-to-back without thinking of touching the skip button [<- n’ I usually get trigger happy w/ that], I think I’m justified in calling this album a classic. That is why it’s the first Hall Of Fame nominee and first five-star rated record according to the Groupie Score….


Now it’s up to y’all whether or not this also becomes the first Animal Planet Hall Of Fame Inductee. I will get a page up soon that explains in more detail what the HOF is gonna be all about, but for now 75% or more of the vote gets this album in [74% and under obviously not]. I want it to be difficult to have something inducted and also more than just my opinion, so you guys do the voting, use the comments to voice your opinion and we’ll see what folks decide…


• A couple notes on this post…. props to Doxx @ Strivin’ for helping me with that new mp3 player y’all see in this post – and been seeing on his site for a hot one now. Also, “The Groupie Score” will be the new Animal Planet rating system for all reviews, so for anyone who wants to submit a review include that score.

put a lil’ dre in the air…

20 04 2008

“I’ma hot item they can’t keep me on the shelf”

Props to Johnny Rap, a Animal Planet viewer (reader) who put me up on the fact that over in Amsterdam they got a strain of trees named after Mac Dre. He also hooked up some official looking pictures too – from like a catalog or suffa – but wordpress won’t let upload them for some reason. Maybe I’m not telling you anything new but I thought this was an appropriate time to regurgitate the information for y’all. By the way the weed is named….

Mac Dre – “Genie Of The Lamp” [off Al Boo Boo]

Mac Dre – “Genie Of The Lamp” [off Genie Of The Lamp]

Now for those of you who are expecting a variety slap pack of weed songs like I usually do around here, sorry but not this year. I’m in the midst of writing my third paper since Friday […. 20 units…. not really the business], so please excuse my sorry excuse for a 4/20 post [<- I think the latter part of the sentence is why English fucks people up].

Anyways I’ll leave y’all with one more bonus blap from the Backwood Burner himself….

Mac Dre – “Pass Da Joint”

instant classic.

7 04 2008

Kansas vs. Memphis was.

Is Tear Gas next? Only tiempo will tell.

The Jacka – “Wake Ya Game Up”

[from Tear Gas]

GET ON MY HYPE: May 20th. The Trilogy is finished.

continued from the previous post…

6 04 2008


Messy Marv – “All In Da Club”

Messy Marv – “My Dougie”

get on mess hype.

5 04 2008

Nuevo shit sabado.

All new shit for you non-Spanish speaker muh fuckas. So let’s Pele this shit off with the featured artist of the yost, Messy Marv, who apparently has another album in works…. ? I’m not really sure. All I know is I gotta hella new Mess in my headphones & it’s lovely, muy bueno….

Messy Marv – “Cheat On Her” [feat. J. Holiday]

In the rare instances where the worlds of rap and R&B collide with cohesion, this is the result. My only complaint is that J. Holiday has far too much mic time, a third 16 from Mess would’ve been a much appreciated substitute for the two-plus minutes Mr. Holiday spends singing to close the song.

Messy Marv – “Neva Eva

The song is good, but the skit at the end is amazing. While it might be exaggerated to a certain extent, I take two things from Mess’ dialogue: 1) not only does Mess neva eva snitch, but he also speaks on his interrogators mom with surprising frequency and 2) if you ever in trubs, “call [your] lawyer bitch!”

The last two songs I got for y’all on nuevo shit sabado are from E-40 and Sky Balla’s new albums…. I think. I know E-40 is dropping The Ball Street Journal este año but I cannot confirm this is from it. Either way it goes though….

E-40 – “Can’t Slow Down” [feat. Turf Talk]

And the final song is off of Sky Balla’s latest album [Tycoon Status] which is in stores on the 15th [I believe], so go cop that. I might have a review up before then, until then here’s a taste….

Sky Balla – “Hit Me On My Chearp” [feat. Turf Talk]

GET ON MY HYPE: Fuck Tom Cruise blood. This used to be my dream back when I was killing a half ounce witta a box of Swishers a day…. shit I’d still be pretty fuckin’ excited if I got some yurp named after me. Maybe a little guilty because I don’t partake in the activity with enough regularity that warrants such a high honor; but don’t get it twisted, I put in more work than most in my prime. Smokin’ blunts until I got sick, what y’all know about that though? Anyways that point is I would never try n’ stop someone from naming some Donatello [yurple turtle] after me, getting hella mad and shit, that’s a bitch move.

Alright I got work blood, porque I’m up so early, so enjoy the music and tienen a beautiful Saturday folks. Go UCLA too.