West Bank Coalition "??"
(Nine Tre, Psychopathic Records)
Early 90s New Orleans supergroup (of sorts) feat. J'Ro J, Ice Mike (formerly Cold Ice?), Tim Smooth & MC P (later Tre-8). I gave it a question mark title because its a single with no clear single or an EP with no clear title. Maybe it once had a spine, maybe it once had a name. My guess is that this is really the "Something Ain't Right" single (loose take on "Mind Playin Tricks"), but "Chriz Walk" is such a stronger effort that I can't quite accept this unproven truth. This is not the cover label of the record I've ripped, but (I think) the cover of their 93 self-titled full-length cassette. I thought yall'd appreciate an image of the actual group and I try to steal as many image from Dober The G as possible.
This whole package has a uniquely unquantized feel, like the drumpads played live by real fingers, the lowrider trumpets and second line bass tapped on some yamaha keyboard's trumpet and tuba presets. Someone ID the chorus sample on "Pass Me the Nine" for me....
More WBC, fresh ups on youtube, courtesy of 1825Tulane (once again):
Dope In The Back
Til Dope Do Us Part (featuring a "dope" marriage ceremony)
Down With the Coalition (probably the strangest partwriting of any of these)
Freestyle (order: J-Ro J, MC P, Tim Smooth, Ice Mike) falling off, having a good time
youtube txt comment:man when seen u put WBC on here i call t-smooth and he dont even have a copy of this