Big Mello – Bone Hard Zaggin (1992)Standouts: “Gank Move” “Don’t Let The Name Fool You” “Live in 3D”
Bone Hard Zaggin is a breath of fresh air every single time it spins. His first two LPs are so good that you actually have to rub your ears to make sure you’re hearing this shit right on first listen. Paired with Crazy C’s loose, top-down production, Big Mello lets the wind run through his hair as he drops gospel about hoes, Lorenzos and “Living For The Weekend.”
Mello isn’t rapping about anything extraordinary, but he transmits so much energy, determination and relaxation in his voice that it sounds like he’s in heaven. Bone Hard Zaggin is such a smooth ride that you don’t even care where the destination is. Mello tragically passed away following a car accident in 2002, and his ebullience has been missed ever since.