Daz & WC – West Coast Gangsta Sh*t
Two of the best known West Coast representatives join together on a collaborative effort of major proportions. By way of California, Daz Dillinger and WC link up to expand on the prolific pioneering sounds of Gangsta rap. This brand new independent project has fourteen tracks including the intro and outro and is available now on iTunes.
Here are the SOHH.com 5 Reasons to download “West Coast Gangsta Sh*t”.
1. Historic Linage
Both of these artists come from legendary lineups. We have Daz Dillinger repping for the Dogg Pound alongside Kurupt famous for their start on the infamous Death Row Records. Daz has also produced classic hits for the likes of 2Pac and Snoop Dogg. WC has been a member of groups such as Low Profile and the crew he founded in the early 90′s WC and the Maad Circle. Later down the line he joined Ice Cube and Mack 10 for the supergroup Westside Connection and had a solo deal with Def Jam Records. Both artists are synonymous with West Coast gangsta rap and are highly respected and loved for their contributions around the globe.
2. Wild West
This is pure West Coast music in it’s rawest form. Make no mistake about it, these two vets put their all into this project. Songs like “Don’t Call It A Comeback” reinforce their solidified status message to the fullest. “Blam Blam” and “Don’t Get Wet” are those warning song joints that just go to hard in the streets. “Roll and Smoke” is a laid back hard hitting cut. The musical chemistry between Daz and WC is undeniable. It sounds like the two had a grand time recording this project. “Time Will Prevail” is a definite highlight of the album. Classic west coast synths are present with the two emcees spitting some real game. WC pays homage to a lost homie with a touching verse.
3. Years In The Making
This project started off as an idea for a mixtape but after a few songs were completed the two decided to go ahead and bless the fans with a full length album. They are releasing this project independently through Empire Distribution. WC talks about what the fans can expect on this drop on their official youtube vlog. “Ain’t no rules, we doing what the f*ck we want, saying what the f*ck we wanna say – laying this sh*t how the f*ck we want to lay it. This that sh*t yall want, I promise you yall.” No commercialized formula here – the album title itself lets you know exactly what’s in store.
4. Late Night
“Late Night” is the first single off “West Coast Gangsta Sh*t”. It is produced by Ki Conteh and sets the tone for the album with a killer bassline and a classic chorus. Daz and WC really do this song justice. It’s a tough track – the piano and accompanying sounds are weaved in perfect. The hook feature samples from West Coast legends Eazy E, 2Pac and Dr. Dre. If you like what you hear, it’s a strong indication you will be satisfied with your purchase.
This project features the O.G. Snoop Dogg on “Stay Out The Way”, and the Doggfather is back in vintage form on the hook. Butch Cassidy known for his soulful engaging choruses makes an appearance on the bounce heavy “Moves I Make.” The production on this drop is exceptional. Production comes courtesy of DJ Battle Cat, The Arsonists, Beanz N Kornbread, Trippy Keyz, Di 2 High, Rob Tee, Touch Tone, Broadway, Amplified, TJofthewest, David Gold, Dae One, and Kuddie Fresh.