C-Bo – Gas Chamber (AWOL Records)
DJ Screw’s favorite rapper never got much acclaim. The Sacramento rapper released dope albums throughout the '90s, but his debut was called Gas Chamber, and I can think of more than a couple powerful Jews who probably didn’t like that allusion too much.
Five years later, C-Bo’s lyrics were so vivid that they constituted a violation of his parole and landed him in court. The whole situation came to a head when C-Bo actually rapped his court statement to the judge, who approved on the condition that the gangster rapper spit bars for an anti-crime PSA next. That’s how you talk your way out of trouble.
Gas Chamber was produced by Bay Area producers Mike Mosley and Sam Bostic, who pioneered the Mobb music sound that evolved into Hyphy through E-40 and The Click.
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