DMG – Rigormortiz (1993)Standouts: “You Don’t Hear Me Doe” “One in the Chamba” “Buck Em Down”
DMG (DetriMental Ganxta) was known in St. Paul, Minnesota for his underground rap tapes when he attended a Scarface show and was so fascinated by the rapper that he followed him back to his hotel room to play ‘Face some songs. Surprisingly, Brad liked what he heard and set DMG up with a record deal on Rap-A-Lot. Rigormortiz is a cult classic featuring the usual suspects behind the boards as well as label head Lil’ J and Big Chief, but what makes it stand out is DMG’s pure ferociousness. His voice has an unmistakable Scarface influence, considering the guy was practically DMG’s mentor, and that might be why he’s been pushed to the back of Rap-A-Lot’s illustrious history.