Today in Hip-Hop: Field Mob Drop ‘613: Ashy to Classy’ Album
On this day, Dec. 12 in hip-hop history...
2000: Field Mob, the Georgia duo made up of Shawn "Shawn Jay" Timothy and Darion "Smoke" Crawford, made hip-hop history on Dec. 12, 2000 when they dropped the major label debut album 613: Ashy to Classy . The album boasted features from Mr. Keith, Suthern Klick and more and packed in plenty of social commentary with a healthy dose of Southern bounce. The 13-track album spawned the hood classic "Project Dreamz," but other fan favorites include "Dead in Your Chevy" and the smooth "Crutch."
The reason this debut was particularly monumental was because it was the first Southern album to be released on a New York based label, MCA Records. This release opened the doors for hardcore Southern hip-hop to be more easily accessible to all regions. Ashy to Classy was considered a sleeper hit from the group, but managed to peak at No. 35 on Billboard's US Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums and end up on many music critics' year end "best of" lists.
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