Tony Yayo – Godfather Of The Ghetto
Queens, NY is back in the building with the man known as “The Top Of New York”, Tony Yayo. As a founding member of G-Unit, Yayo has returned with a fresh release just in time for the change of season. Scorching the streets with fifteen original tracks, Yayo takes it back to his origins on this one. Make sure you get this rocking in your rotation.
Here are SOHH.com’s 5 Reasons to download “Godfather Of The Ghetto”.
1. Here We Go Now!
Tony Yayo brings his hard delivery, street tales and club bangers to the table with this new release. The opening track “Tommy Story” talks of street situations gone bad, while “Sunshine” has Yayo reminiscing on the hard times while accepting the good success. “The Good Die Young” recalls unfortunate situations in the hood. Yayo always has something for smooth for the ladies on the Marvin Gaye sampled “Sexual Healing”. Tony has always had a good ear for production as well. There are a variety of different themes throughout “Godfather Of The Ghetto”, as Tony covers all bases.
2. On The Run
Although Yayo hasn’t dropped a major label release since his 2005 debut “Thoughts Of A Predicate Felon” he stays working. He recently rocked the X Games in Barcelona with 50 Cent, Precious Paris, and Kidd Kidd. Yayo has consistent exposure to fans in and out the U.S.A. which leads to heads always checking for his music. In the clip provided below via ThisIs50.com, fans can peep Yayo and the rest of the Unit on their recent visit to Barcelona, Spain.
3. Say What!
You know when Yayo goes in with the bars – he does it the Southside way. He hits the listener with those reality bars. Check for the standout “Dangerous Minds”.
“The future don’t care no more/
NYPD cameras catchin n*ggas go to war/
High School they’ll hit you in the daytime/
So Emilio ain’t in class – Dangerous Minds/
And everybody throwing gang signs/
My era’s North Face laced with a thousand dimes/
And I done f*cked about a thousand dimes/
And been around the world about a thousand times/
Rest in peace to Trayvon Martin/
Got the strap for the police in the Aston Martin” – Tony Yayo “Dangerous Minds”
4. Pushing Units
For the first time in a minute we hear the other two original member’s of G-Unit featured on a Yayo project. Although they are not all featured on the same song, this dispels any talk of G-Unit not working together anymore. 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo refined the way mixtapes were created and have iconic mixtape status. Yayo has been one of the most active artists on the circuit within the past few years linking up with heavyweights such as DJ Superstar Jay and DJ Drama for drops. He dropped a very underrated project with popular Detriot artist Danny Brown and helped to put him on the radar with “Hawaiian Snow” in 2010. Of course, check out any of the classic G-Unit Radio mixtapes that were put together by DJ Whoo Kid.
As previously mentioned 50 Cent and Lloyd Banks are both featured on “Godfather Of The Ghetto”. 50 does the hook and is joined with Kidd Kidd on “Move”, while Banks drops a hot 16 on “Selling Keys”. Chi-Towns own Twista checks in on “Girlfriend”, while soul singer Raheem DeVaughn appears on “If Love Is”. Rounding out the guests Harlem’s own Ron Brownz brings back his auto-tune on “Up And Down”. There is no guest deejay.