Adrian Swish of Tha Alumni Music Group has been on the Hip-Hop scene for awhile doing PR, hosting mixtapes and most recently managing the career of rising Compton artist, AD. What hasn’t been seen is the time he has spent in the hoods of Los Angeles, talking to the people living a lifestyle, most only see on TV screens involving 2 sets, the Crips and the Bloods.
What he found was, that there was something going on that the mainstream media wasn’t reporting. While most of what you hear and see is the violence between the two gangs, there is also a new rising of unity between the two entities, as they have found that they can respect and love each other, no matter what side they represent through. “On The Set: Crips & Bloods” is the mirror of this new reality.
The project starts off with a nod to the 1993 classic, “Bangin On Wax” with a track from an original member of the Bloods & Crips group, Big Wy. Fresh off the remix of YG’s, “Bickin’ Back Bein’ Bool”, the OG Blood releases an aggressive record, “Day Onez”. Joined by Compton’s Blue Pit, AD, the track keeps in line with the lineage of gangsta rap coming out of the Los Angeles for decades, while still using some of the popular bounce of today. Other features include AD, Bricc Baby, RJ, Dave East, Icewear Vezzo, DUBB, Slim 400, King Trell, Glasses Malone, Savuge, Jay Worthy, Earl Swavey, HopOut, Smoove, Hitta J3, G Perico and more. Most of Production is provided by emerging producer Larry Jayy, other producers include Imfamous Beats, David Wesson, Boomer, Mr Freeze, and Beat Lee.
This is a must listen. Stop the violence.