4 Deep – Another Day In The Jungle (Ichiban)
Highlights: “Rollin 4 Deep (Remix),” “I Don’t Luv Ya,” “Ain’t No Luv”
Screwzoo knew how to choose an opening track for his mixtapes. When the drums sputter at the beginning of Dancing Candy and that waning, melancholic guitar drops, it’s a pure high. When I heard “Rollin’ 4 Deep” for the first time, I knew I had to peep 4 Deep, and luckily Big Boss, Koo-Rod and Klas-1 have most of their discography on Spotify.
Like much of the rap during the period, 4 Deep are grim, living block to block, constantly looking over their shoulders. Shit, it’s only three dudes in the group – they consider a gat to round out the 4 Deep theme. Their best song is actually a remix of the original “Rollin’ 4 Deep,” which can be found on their second album, What’s Really Goin’ On. Big Boss’ beats are the biggest pull, dropping samples in the middle of beats and rigging up some easy rider music. The group has been lost to memory in the shadows of UGK and the Geto Boys, but 4 Deep is an integral part of Houston’s rap history.
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