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Green City
Brand New Money

green-city.jpgAs a founding member of the Geto Boys, Scarface’s name is synonymous with gangsta rap. Now, heading up his own indie label, Underground Railroad, the Godfather of the South goes back to his roots with Green City. Consisting of regional mixtape stars Spark Dawg and Yung Texxus, Mike Hee, Big Spade, MJ, J. Scott and Atlanta transplant G-Ni, the Killeen, Texas–based septuplet make their debut with Brand New Money.

Green City rep for their hometown on the Noki Swazay–produced “Slide Thru Killeen,” which features a chopped Mike Jones vocal sample on the hook. The same song structure is used on the slab-readied “25 Diamonds” and the mellow “Good Enough to Eat,” with Spark using both tracks to put his bid in as the standout member. On the G-Ni–tracked “Major Grind,” he skillfully spits, “You ain’t finna pop it, bro/So what the fuck you cock it fo’/Pockets filled with lotsa dough/Plus, I got some pot to smoke/And I ain’t got no time for no 9 to 5, I gotsta flow.”

Listening to seven rappers, however, can be a chore at times. “Like a Porn Star” is basically an X-rated version of the Shop Boyz’ “Party Like a Rockstar” that gets bogged down by juvenile quips, like Yung Texxus’, “She wanna ride the Magnum, I don’t mean the car.” Then, the 808-powered “Caddies to Caprices” and the Da Champ–produced “Get Paper” both rehash the same candy-coated, get-money dreams of every other artist from the Lone Star State.

Mike Hee and Texxus make up for those slipups on the album’s catchiest cut, “I’m Throwed.” Fueled by a singsongy chorus, Tex redeems himself with rapid-fire bars: “Hit ’em like Scott La Rock/And when the drama pop, I can’t stop the shots/Hit ’em in the waist, split ’em in his face.” Despite a few sparse lyrical inconsistencies, strong showings on “Gotta Shine” and “Lookin’ Good” prove that Scarface’s ears aren’t playing tricks on him. —MAURICE G. GARLAND

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  • http://www.myspace.com/gnithechosenone G-Ni

    yea L outta XXL thats pretty cot damn good nah mean…so eerone look out for the cd nah mean be easy ~1~

  • http://www.myspace.com/southtexasent Big Diesel

    my boys from Green City finna blow

    Good Luck Spark and G-Ni

    holla atcha boy

  • rizzop

    WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE PRODUCT??? THAT ALBUM WAS HOT AS HELL! AT LEAST MENTION THEM DUDES. FACE GOT AN EAR FOR TALENT, SO ILL COP IT

  • http://www.xxlmag.com DEEZEL18wheelz

    RIZZOP I USUALLY DONT COMMENT ON THEZE POSTS BUT IMA MAJOR SCARFACE FAN BEEN ONE SINCE I WUZ YOUNG AND DAT IZ DA KING OF THE SOUTH (RAP-A-LOT BEEN ON SOME WHOLE OTHA SHIT FROM JUMP) AND DAT PRODUCT CD NEEDZ TO BE RE-RELEASED OR SUMMIN CUZ AS LIVE AS THAT CD IS U DONT HEAR MUCH ABOUT IT AND IT WUZ NO COMMERCIAL SONGZ THROUGHOUT THA ALBUM SO I CANT WAIT TO HEAR THEZE BOYZ PLUS THEY RIGHT DOWN THA STREET FROM WHERE IM SO FROM DA CAP CITY A-TOWN TO K-TOWN STAND UP AND STAY DOWN THA PRODUCT CD WUZ A CLASSIC I WONDER IF GREEN CITY CAN MATCH IT!!!!FACE MADE WILL HEN AND YOUNG MALICE SOUND LIKE DEY BEEN RAPPIN 4EVA

  • K-Town King

    These NIGGAS SUCK!!!!! This shit is not popin in K-Town and this shit is not music. C’Mon K-Town, you betta tell em before this CLOWN POSSE is the face of our city. I lost respect for ScarFace!!!

  • the walker boys

    killeen stand-up. give these boys props. first one’s to do the damm thang! xecutive bar&grill

  • get.CAPITAL

    yeah these niggas AINT whats hot here – whats up with Berto and Lone Star and Tightworkz?! i guess they say fuck talent though huh?! poppin or not – they got a deal and just opened the door for some real talent we got ova here – they definitely cant be the “face of the franchize” though – i just hope they do some standout shit and put a real good spot light this way … and dont make everybody think k-tahn aint got SHIT! DONT PUT A BLACK EYE ON K-LEAN BITCH! dont be another “same sound” clique niggas – REP!!!!

  • http://myspace.com/producedbyyk ProducedByYK

    Yeah yall go cop! 25 diamonds Bitch!

  • http://www.myspace.com/pushermanpresident Mr. Bizz

    Shit I’m just glad I finally got on board as a producer for these niggas. Ain’t no doubt they got flow…anyone who thinks different neeeds to have their ears checked. 1
    Mr. Bizz

  • http://biggboi79yahoo.com Mistah K- Town

    Ayo these nigga’s is trash that nigga spark is a stripper that danced at the club every thrusday night. Now the nigga a so call dope boy slash G. nigga please. Face fucked up on this one making spark the head man Mike Hee is the only G. Spark is a video hoe like superhead superhead part 2 is that nigga Sparky fake ass pussy nigga

  • that niggah

    shit, don’t sleep on Green City…Green City ain’t just a K-leen thing neither, they got some heat coming out of L.A. too, just be patient!

  • http://www.myspace.com/nokiswazay NOKI SWAZAY

    ALREADY!!