8ball & MJG - On Top Of The World
Atlanta and Houston have always been the go-to hubs for timeless rap music from the south, whether it was UGK and Scarface via Texas or Outkast and Goodie Mob via Georgia. Memphis, on the other hand, hasn’t always gotten a fair shake, even though they’ve produced the likes of seminal artists such as Three 6 Mafia and 8ball & MJG. Rap-A-Lot and LaFace Records might have been hogging the spotlight, but Suave House steadily released top quality rap albums, so it’s a shame to see 8ball & MJG’s first five albums totally unavailable on Spotify.
On Top Of The World contains Southern benchmarks like the sultry “Space Age Pimpin’,” the cruising “On Top Of The World,” and the menacing “Pimp In My Own Rhyme.” All praises due to Three 6 for representing Tennakey so bountifully on Spotify, but hopefully the service can wisen up and includes this pioneering group of space age pimps as well.