6.18.2008

Time for the Slammer

Ice Mike Slammin Theez Hoz
(Slaughterhouse, 1994) @ 320 kbps

NO Producer Ice Mike's 1994 full-length, Slammin Theez Hoz. I'm imagining Mike drawing this cover himself with a pack of crayolas. Don't necessarily think he did but it has the intimate look of work by a disturbed visionary. The production is all insane, tight and varied as hell. He lives up to the claim that his "records sell without a Triggaman Bell", packing 20 classic samples into one track where other NOLA producers would get stuck on one or two. Meanwhile, his MCing is all over the place, shifting freely between Geto Boys' brutalism, Too $hort pimping and Blowfly scatology in a way that suggests he could pull off any style he felt like. He comes off best on tracks like "Shittin' N Dat Hoe House" & "That Hoe Got Feet Like a Nigga", where he's more humorist than gangsta. In that sense he's got a lot in common with Mannie Fresh, though he's no doubt a better MC and certainly a comparable producer.

6 comments:

zhao said...

but what them hos do make him so mad?

B-Bart said...

Yo Slizzard, Ice Mike also released a album in 92 called True 2 da game.

kid slizzard said...

thanks for the history, post edited

RSS said...

Hmmm. Wasn't feeling this at all. Too cluttered with samples for me, and it doesn't help that most of them were jacked years before this came out.

Thanks for sharing though.

Scott said...

Thanks for the post. It takes a twisted genius to create a song like "Shittin' N Dat Hoe House."

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