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Lil' Troy - Sittin' Fat Down South

Too new to be old school, too old to be new school, too ill to be passe and forgotten. It went platinum when it was released in '98 marking its place as a classic in the Houston hip hop scene.

From the Austin Chronicle:
"Hip-hop heads tend to write off Southside rap as bangin' beats backing tired tales of ballin' and booty. There's a kernel of truth to that, but if hip-hop's mission is still to "move the crowd," nothing gets those heads nodding and asses shaking quite like that rolling thunder of bass and breakbeats Southern mixmasters specialize in. That would be the "Fat" in the title of this Chronic-style Short Stop Records sampler, as producer Bruce "Grim" Rhodes slathers on the low end thicker than Southeast Texas mosquitoes. Lyrically, there's no new ground broken here (sample cuts: "Thugs Niggas," "Diamonds & Gold"), but a cross-section of H-Town MCs (Scarface, Willie D, Fat Pat, Big Ced, Ardis) keeps things fluid without reverting to cliché any more than their better-known New Orleans or Miami brethren. Bad Co. contributes some down-home R&B crooning on "Ain't No Luv," "Still a Bitch," and "Rollin'," and the posse cut "Wanna Be a Baller" -- a surprise regional hit this spring -- is at least twice as anthemic as anything Will Smith has come with lately. Still, Sittin' Fat Down South's biggest curveball is Scarface making like Big Daddy Kane on "Another Head Put to Rest," vividly illustrating, in true old-school style, the unfortunate fate befalling those who sleep on the Southside's skills."

1. Intro
2. Thugs Niggas
3. Ain't No Love
4. Wanna Be A Baller
5. Chop, Chop, Chop
6. Small Time
7. Still A Bitch
8. Where's the Love
9. Loyal to the Sign
10. Another Head Put to Rest
11. Dem Niggas
12. Diamond & Gold
13. Rollin
14. Wanna Be A Baller (Radio Edit)


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