Saturday, February 13, 2021

Hitz From Da Go (Clubhouse Entertainment, 1999)

Formally a member of early 90s deep house group Da Posse with fellow Chi-Town knob-twiddler Maurice Joshua, Lamar “Hula” Mahone was perhaps better known as 1 fourth of the popular hip house group The Outhere Brothers also in the early 90s. Their two most widely known singles “Boom Boom Boom” and “Don’t Stop (Wiggle Wiggle)” were back-to-back hits in Europe and to a lesser degree “Fuk U In The Ass” which got a surprising placement in a Dutch TV commercial promoting English language training. In 1999, Mahone produced this amazing smooth R&B/Rap compilation along with some input from Joshua and fellow Outhere Brothers member Keith “Malik” Mayberry. Mayberry spits on two rap tracks as Malik “The Golden Child” while another of Mahone’s frequent collaborators Dejoin (Madison) lends his smooth vocals to two others. Also featured is a reply track to TLC’s “No Scrubs” called “No Ratz” which is sung by independent R&B group Precyse (mostly known in collector’s circuits for their only single “Slyde”.) The compilation is very hard to find but did spawn a few 12” single and EP releases. Chi-Town royalty at its best. Many thanks again to Stuaaart for the amazing find. 
The Bad Boys Intro 0:21 
No Ratz 4:56 
Monday Night 3:40 
What's Real 7:32 
Do U Wanna Bounce 4:18 
Puttin' It Down 4:28 Pressure 3:15 
It Happen 2 Me 3:26 
You Ain't Buy No Milk 3:51 
Ghetto Boo Interlude 0:25 
Ghetto Boo 4:41 
Gettin' Freaky 3:51 
Can It Be 3:34 
Drama (What Goes Around Comes Around) 3:47 
I'm Ready 4:30 
Making Love In The Rain 4:14 
Adore U 3:45 
Phreaky M.F. 7:38