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The Federation
It’s Whateva

federation.jpgTo those outside the Yay Area, the hyphy movement may have worn out its welcome. But in the land of stunna shades, hyphy-chondriacs still embrace the art of gettin’ stupid. At the head of this sound is the Federation, who provide a worthy soundtrack with their sophomore set, It’s Whateva. With producer Rick Rock manning the boards, the trio of Dooniebaby, Stresmatic and Goldie aim to get more people ridin’ the yellow bus.

On raucous tracks like the warped-out “18 Dummy” and the boomin’ ballad “Git Naked You Beezy,” the Federation show their ability to hang with Rock’s eccentric musical tastes. The high-octane party continues on the WC and Tash–featured “I Only Wear My White Tee’s Once (Remix).” Ridin’ to a thumpin’ bass line and looming synths, Dooniebaby proclaims, “L.A. fornicatin’ wit’ the Bay/Nine months later everybody federate/White tees and khakis, we mixin’ it up/Lo-los and scrapers, we yokin’ ’em up.”

Although Rock’s protégés take hyphy music to great heights, brolic bars are not their only trick. On “My Rims,” an interpolation of Al B. Sure’s “Nite and Day,” the group crafts a mellow scraper anthem. They soften the mood even more with the Snoop Dogg–assisted “Happy I Met Yew,” a swaggering club cut powered by Spanish guitars and rumbling hi-hats. Although the sampling of the classic ’80s hit “Sunglasses at Night” is a notable experiment, the resulting “Stunna Glasses @ Night” is more rave than rap. Fortunately, Stresmatic’s clever lines (“Stunna shades on and my wrist look heavy/I wear ’em in the dark like Fab 5 Freddy”) save the ode to the Bay’s favorite accessory.

Aside from their heavy reliance on remakes and the hollow production work on “Scraper to a Benz,” the Federation succeed in putting a more universal twist on hyphy. With It’s Whatever, the Bay Area representers make going dumb seem like a smart move.—JOZEN CUMMINGS
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86cover.jpgRead the rest of XXL’s Critical Beatdown review section in the
November 2006 issue (#86)

  • Crazy

    this is supposed to be hot

    check this out

    http://www.myspace.com/crazyhouseproductions

  • http://G-unit.com BAnks 82992

    Ha HA no bodies ever heard of these punks and u gonna give them a xl re think ur shit.

  • Livin’ Proof

    NOW I KNOW EVERYBODY OUTSIDE THE BAY JUST DOESN’T UNDERSTAND WUT’S GOIN’ ON OUT THERE BUT PLEASE STOP HATIN’, WHO CARES IF YA’LL NEVER HEARD OF THEM, ME AND MY NIGGAZ HAVE AND THEY SHIT IS DOPE YA’LL…QUIT HATIN’ AND TRY SUMTHIN’ NEW…IT WON’T HURT…THERE’S MORE TO THE WEST THAN JUST L.A.

  • SAV-N Eight FIVE 785

    SAV ON DECC…. MAANE…. get with it maane… banks ya tardy with no pass homie….. ny is already bitin hyphy shit already….. who the fucc is danity kane talkin bout them girls get hyphy… they don’t know what it is….but them ny niggas is gonna bite like they did with all this Trap Shit…

    get stewie or keep moving….

  • lawrence

    i knew this shit was gonna be good when i first heard “i wear my stunna shades at night”…another on my to get list

  • $tatik.

    Wha it dookie folkerliez. . Yes its true. .the Fed gang has done it again. Once again they bring the slappers for us to GO to. Holler 1 time kuz yall know these niggaz make us GO.

  • ZEUS

    That’s funny, I thought they “don’t ride the yellow bus!!” and that it’s “for them other motherf—ers. That’s something different. We intelligent.”

    hmmmm…

  • http://www.myspace.com/goas Stomper00

    Gone do ya thing FEDY!!! It’s so funny how alot of fools start off hatin anything they hear from the West, especially the Bay.
    But it’s just like “Black on Black crime”…it’ll always be so just keep it movin and let them fools stay on the plantation and wait for the slave owner to tell the when to GO!!!

    FEDY REPPIN THE YAY ALL DAY LIKE ME
    YADADA YEEEEEEEE!!!

  • mikal

    NEVA HERD OV DEZE GUYS BUT I HOPEIN DEI GUD

  • FED LIFE

    FEDERATION! FEDERATION!

    Good shit XXL… The new fed album is off the mutha fuckin hook. They aint ready for the fedz… This new album is going to change the game!

    Rick Rock “the KING OF SLAP” GOT Himself another classic on his hands..

    Trust me, Doonie Baby (doon koon), Goldie Gold, Stressmatic are amazing. These guys can spit. & not to mention, Doonie can sing like a muthafucka…

    But on the real.. Fed Gang is holdin’ it down. I see u Battle Locco, Kinsmoke, and the ZILLAS!

  • jose

    good single… but e40 sucks big time… that why he got a “F” on his ghetto report card…. so let me see that monkey……. HOT SINGLE…. i said HOT single….. DIAL at me
    1(800) FUCK U 101

  • hyphie510

    FED GAME ON CITAS BRUH BRUH!

  • the sun

    XXL must of been bought out by the same powers that ruined the Source..XXL has always kept it real thus far but theres an awful lot of XL ratings in this issue..The Federation?!..18 dummie?!..startin to smell a lot like another sellout mag to me..Nas is right Hip Hop is Dead!

  • http://xxlmag.com TREY THE APE

    Eben Tho They Reppin The North Bay We Still Bay Bound Frum The 510 To The Valley Nigga We Go Fuckk All these Boo Boo Ass Niggaz That Dont Know Bout HYPHY N Nas Did Say Hip Hop Is Dead But This Aint Hip Hop This Is HYPHY MUSIC Nigaaz Quick To Say Hip Hop Dyin Juss Cuzz They Records aint Selln

  • star stress

    I thought da federation was wack when i saw da video to “donkey” on bet uncut (eveyr girl in dat vid had a flat booty) but i heard sum of their songs and shit dey featured on and i support these cats now, dey rick rock behind em (da same dude who produced jay-z’s “change da game” and beanie siegels ” i dont do much”, do ya research,a nd for da dude dat said no one knows dem, lemme clue you in on sumthing, i was in cali and dey didnt know who da fuck papoose was so just cuz you dont know who they r dont mean dey aint hot, everybody starts out unknown , no ones born famous

  • ShatterPoint

    Federation is hard. They got airplay on west coast all day. I dont think its Xl though, maybe L.

  • s1ck bay boy

    fed gang do tha dam thang mayne. yea i smell’ya. tha bay’z behind ya’ll niggaz. straight up. yall puttin down some serious stupid slap. real dummy. heard what i say rep that bay in every town every city every second of tha day! tha bay on top and we still rising! u c it!!!!! city boyz out this beezy

  • Yung Bossi

    finally u niggaz talkin bout treal muzic. theze niggaz have slapps, so dont try an bite rick rock or tha bay, cuz u know we comin up to tha top, all u old niggaz need to make room, kuz we comin. yaddddddddddddddddddddddddda YEE YEE

  • Frudadaloom

    A these niggaz iz sick! Flippin’ some shit and makin’ it slump, ‘stunna glasses’ and ‘my rims’ go and if you dont know then u aint up on g.a.m.e. yadada?

  • http://hondro415aol.com STUNT SEASON

    FA’SHOW, XXL, The Bay will shine cuz we got the south lovein us too. Go Stewy Maynn. Im coppin this rite when it hits the shelf

  • http://xxlmag.com richmond510

    tha Bay Go dumb like WHaaaaaaa on citaz tha bay is dipped in game yadada boi

  • http://www.rapmedia-az.com Enes aka KOCH

    sounds like a good album….I’ll just wait and see bout that

  • The Rider

    This album better have good promotion or it won’t live up to its potential. They better have some Rick Ross type promotion. This can be big.

  • http://junglemission.blogspot.com es-won

    MY NIGGAS WC AND TASH??????

    OH SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://9-2-5.tk nums

    yeeee…im from dallas,texas,moved from california…never really even lived in the bay,but that shit is hella stupid,all the sentences i spit is some bay slanguage.you beezie

  • http://hondro415aol.com 18 DUMMY

    “18 DUMMY” YOU HEARD IT FIRST HERE! BUY THE NEW DRINK AND GO!. 18 DUMMY ITS A WAY OF LIFE.YEEEEEE, FEDERATION BETTER GET BETTER PROMOTION THIS TIME AND GET THEIR PUSH IN THE GAME.

  • elbowz

    da shIt go!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://WWW.MYSPACE.COM/LARRYBRITE Larry_Brite

    BAnks 82992, the sun, & jose CAN EATADICK. It’s ALL gRAviTY THO – I KEEP my StuNNAZ on like eRICk eSTRAdA. I Get’S StuieGoDumbWitIt – CanYoU???

  • Thizz what it izz

    Ey when da fuck does this album drop?

  • http://myspace.com/baystarz408 DA GiRL dAT GOES

    WAT iT dO dO MAYNE! DAYUM MAYNE YALL NEEDS tO STOP YO bULL SHiTiN i CEE U TRYiN tO GO dUMb & SHiT tO DA SLAPP SO STOP yO fRONTiN! REPPiN dA BAY ALL dAY ERRR`DAY! YADADA…FEdERATiONS NEW ALbUM iS STR8 bANANAS MAYNE!!!! DA BAY AREA ON tOP!!! FUCC U HATERS YAH BEEZYZ….ST8 GRiMEY!!!!

  • Dan

    Whens that shit drop?

  • http://gmobb.com Ace Roddy

    Fuck the feds-eration

  • L.A. 2 da BAY

    niggaz be hatin on the westcoast super stupid tuff but i aint really into all that new york non-sense anyway so shit im coppin anything from northern to southern cali and yall hatin ass niggas SHUT THE FUCK UP …WEST UP NIGGAZ

  • skee

    YAY AREA! Yeeee! The Federation is of the chain

  • Ace Roddy

    im from the bay area west-up
    But federation and the whole hyphy movement is straight gargage. West Coast iz the Best Coast. W coast or no Coast

  • http://u-mad.net Truth

    hahahaahah hyphy is fuckin gay
    only faggots like that weak shit

    bay area mob music > hyphy garbage

  • 707 raZed

    ai maine dis is ya boi straight from iraq lettin yall know that dese cats is off the muthafuckin chain yadidameen? im talkin back in da funky chicken daze, back during da muthafuckin gumbo mix daze. yall sleepin on da bay maine if u aint 707 or bay raised u aint go know wut ameen. the federation is hot dont sleep on dis no matter where u at. from killafornia to the east or down dirty south. i got bois from all over waiting to hear that shit. federation go hard and go dumb my niggas yadidamean. and who ever the fuck said e40 was garbage better listen to what 40 said every rapper got a lil e40 in dem wether they like it or not. bay all day baby.

  • judi

    hey quit hating…the federation is alright.

  • Payperveiw15

    all ya thinkin hyphy is gay needs to sit on a dick straight up where do u think all that lingo from that waterdown shit comes from? fo shizzle what it do, pop yo colla and so many others you dont understand it it cuz you are a sqaure punk rock beezy we make feel good music federation is just on of many artists in the bay pay Homage to the origanators are music is origanal

  • FRISCOFINEST

    im ashamed to be from the bay when this shit like this comes out. i go to chicago , new york, and some parts of the south to listen to REAL hip hop music

  • Biz

    Everything that a lot of you motherfuckers wrote is just fucking dumb. Not everything, but a lot of this shit seems like people are talkin out of their ass. I don’t even know why I am posting this shit but all most of you clowns do is talk shit when you have nothin to back it up with. I rep the finest studio in the yay and I am not talkin shit about the Federation but all of these bitches that are don’t know what the fuck they are talkin about anyways.