9 years ago, a couple good high school friends of mine got together and discussed not only our favorite Hip-Hop albums from our four years at Loyola High School for the school newspaper, but also the current state of music and culture. One of those topics was the lack of contemporary West Coast Hip-Hop. At that time, the only thing we had going for us was a then-rookie The Game breaking through with his 5 Million seller debut "The Documentary."
Cut to a couple weeks back when we all got together for one of The Round Table member's wedding. "Remember when we said there wasn't enough West Coast Hip-Hop during The Round Table 9 years ago? Now, it's the dominating sound again."
My man P was right. In the rotation cycle, not only were we next up to bat, but we been knocking homers out the park. I mark the start of this "West Coast Renaissance" around 2008; just when blog culture started to become a influential source of new music. Although we will save that history lesson for another day, all I will right now is just think of all the West Coast Hip-Hop artists that came out of your favorite blogs in past 6-7 years that have become current leaders of the sound.
Like I've always done with HFP's sound, both as a DJ and in original compositions, I wanted to bridge the gap; my theory of "progressive nostalgia" in practice so you will. In a 45 minute period, you're going to get a Backyard BBQ Boogie overview of Classic Cuts, New Jams, Remixes, Mash Ups, and Edits of all West Coast Hip-Hop. A lot of the Remixes and Mash Ups on here I produced myself, so you will here a lot of exclusives from my crates.
This is music and vibes for "One Nation Under Groove... getting down for the funk of it." This is meant to played a maximum levels on 10, 405, 101, and 110 freeways and around your way in your own neighborhood. This is a little piece of home from me to you.
"This is dedicated to the [people] who have been down with us since day one.
Welcome 2 "One Time 4 The Westside."
Soul Claps & Salutes and Thank You For Listening,
DJ Chuck "thE oLd SouL"
Arranged and Mixed By DJ Chuck "thE oLd SouL" For Honor Flow Productions
Album Art Design: Rowell Marcos For RM Media
For Promotional Use Only!
And BIG SHOUTS OUTS AND MUCH LOVE to Shaq Fu Radio for blessing me with a "World Premiere" feature right before the tape went live to masses online!