Can-I-Bus will be dropping Fait Accompli in the near future and we can thank him for getting the original 4HRSMN together, with Tragedy Khadafi, on “Historic” a JP Beats produced track. I want to be pissed off because a decade ago, I was all for this album dropping and now…well….I’m older and wiser and not at excited. However, I can still respect the lyrical abilities of all the participating parties. So, we will reserve judgement…..see what I did there?
When The Game dropped Doctor’s Advocate, he called in every favor possible to put together the 12 minute remix of “One Blood”. He calls upon Jim Jones, Snoop Dogg, Nas, T.I., The Game, Fat Joe, Lil’ Wayne, N.O.R.E., Jadakiss, Styles P, Fabolous, Juelz Santana, Rick Ross, Twista, Kurupt, Daz Dillinger, WC, E-40, Bun B, Chamillionaire, Slim Thug, Young Dro, The Clipse and even Ja Rule.
The Lost Boyz enlisted west coast’s Dogg Pound and at the time new comer Can-i-bus on the L.T. Hutson remix for “Music Makes Me High” off Legal Drug Money.
Christmas On Death Row was a genius idea from the most controversial record label of it’s time. Released just in time for Christmas in ’96 it was filled with some traditional covers, from Danny Boy, Michel’le, and a few others. More importantly it had some original compositions on it such as “Santa Clause is Coming To The Ghetto” by Snoop Dogg, Daz, Nate Dogg (R.I.P.), Tray Deee, and Bad Azz (Then part of Snoop Dogg’s LBC Crew). There was “Be Thankful” from Nate Dogg, I personally would have loved to get a Christmas album from Nate Dogg covering some classic holiday hits, that’s me though. “Christmas in The Ghetto” by Watts based Operation From The Bottom, or O.F.T.B. as they were known by, was another stand out track. I wish these guys would have been able to release their record back in the day. They were all over the Death Row soundtracks and compilations, and their album Damn Near Dead, eventually got released once Death Row was auctioned off in ’08. By then though it was merely for nostalgic purposes. Of course it wouldn’t be a Death Row release without some Dogg Pound, “I Wish” was their contribution. The only problem with the project is that it did not come before the passing of 2Pac. I would be very interested in the take Pac would have taken in this project. Unfortunately Shakur was murdered in September of ’96, forever changing the landscape of rap music.