1 -Four's Deuce's & Trey's - 4.25
2 -The Chronic Man - 1.41
3 -Back On My Block - 4.20
- Featuring - Black Menace
- Featuring - Mystikal
4 -I'm The Problem - 3.16
5 -Ain't Nobody Gafflin Me - 4.56
1 -Countdown To Population Zero - 3.29
2 -Gone In The Wind - 5.06
3 -Live To Be A Man - 4.32
4 -Slippin' In The Darkness - 2.50
5 -Mamma Pray For Me - 5.17
6 -Wake Up - 0.16
All Time underground classic right here...
"Fours Deuces & Trays" is G-Slimm's one and only album, released in 1994 on Big Boy Records, one of New Orleans most notorious independent rap label at that time. This album is widely considered as one of the most important in Southern Rap history.
It's THE perfect example of that Southern Fried G-Funk. The album was entirely produced by Leroy "Precise" Edwards with the help of David "D-Funk" Faulk and Shaun "Flava" Tauzier. And the least we can say is that they did a wonderful job, using live instruments on a lot of songs & giving the album that G-Funk feel that perfectly fits G-Slimm's versatile flow.
G-Slimm tears up each track of the album. Clearly he was one of the best southern rap artist. What's impressive among other things is that he uses as well a lay back flow and a more fast & hardcore delivery. His lyrics are tight, either spiting political comments about the Black Community in the U.S. ("Countdown To Population Zero"), robbery tales ("Gone in The Wind", "Slippin’ N Tha Darkness"...), describing his life and surroundings (the beautiful "Live To Be A Man" and "Mama Pray For Me", which uses the sample of The Meters' "Find Yourself") or spiting some chill lay back lyrics about smokin' & ridin' ("Four's Deuce's & Trey's").
Fellow Boot Camp Clicc members bring their tight flows to complete the thing. You can especially hear Mystikal's first recorded verse with Big Boy on "Back On My Block".
Each song is just pure pleasure for your ears...
This album was a huge underground success when it came out, selling over 200,000 copies the first month and quickly became the most acclaimed local rap act of 1994.
Sadly G-Slimm never released a follow up effort as he was shot to death on October 13th, 1996, after Relativity Records offered him a deal.
If you don't have this album, please do yourself a favor and grab it as soon as you can...