Kanye West (feat. Tony Williams): Blood On The Leaves
C-Bo: I’m So Hood
"I’m outta Sactown/The crown on the hat town"
"Oh God, why did she have to happen? And just when I was doing so good without her." — Paul Kemp, The Rum Diary
Anthony Hamilton: Do You Feel Me
Eminem: Square Dance
Notorious B.I.G.: Gimme the Loot
Audio Two: Top Billin’
Brotha Lynch Hung & C-Bo: 187 On 24th Street
This Blocc Movement album, a collaboration between Sacramento’s two most successful rappers — C-Bo and Brotha Lynch — brings back lots of memories, and this particular song was like ghetto gospel to most of the people I knew back in what many scholars and scientists refer to as “the day”.
The lyric: “Cuz Blocc niggaz don’t sock niggaz/They shoot niggaz in the back” was a pretty accurate description of what things were like in the Garden Blocc in the late-90s. During the 2000s, the Garden Blocc calmed down a bit (or maybe I calmed down), but when I was a teenager, you couldn’t let your guard down between 21st Street and 29th Street because songs like this were not an exaggeration.
Anyway, I’m not sure why I went off on a descriptive tangent here. I only meant to post the song because it reminds me of hanging out with my friends back in Sacramento.