Legendary gangsta rap group from Jackson, MS composed of Willie "Frank Nitti" Hardge & Albert "Batman" Donelson & that was active throughout the 90's.
The duo was formed in 1992 at a time where Batman & Frank Nitti were incarcerated. Soon after their release in 1993, they decided to take the rap thing seriously. They connected with Jackson, MS rap group Mississippi Mafia & recorded their first album, "Jacktown Players", dropped in 1995.
Two years later, the Wood Street Playaz released their masterpiece, "Turning-N-Burning". If you're into dirty south rap, you must hear this album, which has an eerie but southern fried funky atmosphere that perfectly fits the street tales of the duo. It's just perfect... Production was handled by Jackson legendary producers Freddie Young & Mic Collins & beside some local rappers, Point Blank from the S.P.C. is featured on this classic... By the way, this album is still not too pricey so get it if you see it...
The Wood Street Playaz eventually released their last album in 2000, the very good "Rules Of da Game" before finding themselves once again in trouble with the law. They recorded some songs but didn't release anything else & Batman was incarcerated in the 2000's, released in 2009 before going back to the penitentiary in 2011 for 20 years on assault charges...
Postscript : if you want more informations about the Wood Street Playaz, you can read Frank Nitti's interview on the website UGRAP. It was helpful to us...
1995 - 2006