36. Play Witcha Mama, Willie D
Five years after Scarface, Bushwick Bill, DJ Ready Red and Willie D released Grip It! On That Other Level, Willie D was already on his third solo album. He left the group in ’92, alluding to his departure on the second track of Play Witcha Mama, “Is It Real (My Mind Still Playin’ Tricks On Me).” Scarface claims that Willie didn’t like how Face’s first solo album had “Scarface of The Geto Boys” on the front, and by ’93 Willie had dipped and Face wanted out, too.
Play Witcha Mama isn’t Willie’s best solo record, but that makes it even more impressive as you listen to it. Throughout the album he’s hallucinating, killing honkys, seducing mothers, and singing about putting his you-know-what in a woman’s throat to the tune of “Float On.” Are you not entertained?
He gives his posse a little too much shine, but Willie still has a heap of things to talk about, and that alone (with help from Crazy C and Grizz) makes Play Witcha Mama one of the best albums of ’94.