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The Federation
It’s Whateva

To 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. ...

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