Tuesday, September 11, 2007

YoMo and MauLKie`S "ARe U XPeRieNCeD???"


Label: Ruthless Records
Released: 1991




1. Doors [Intro] (1:28)
2. Glory (4:49)
3. Watch Out Black Folks (3:10)
4. Mockingbird (4:32)
5. For The Love Of Money {ft. Jewell Caples} (4:30)
6. The A-Train (3:59)
7. Soul Psychedelic Side (2:55)
8. When Your Back`s Turned {ft. Jewell Caples} (4:11)
9. Mama Don`t (3:40)
10. Brain Child (2:58)
11. Society`s Relentless (4:20)
12. Daddy Rich (4:24)
13. Are U Xperienced? (3:04)
14. For The Love Of Money [Instr.] (4:33)



This album here is pretty rare now~a~days, most folkS don`t even know of these kats. Yomo & Maulkie were repp`N L.A. & signed with Eazy-E`s label Ruthless Records sometime in the early `90's. Even though the group was labeled hardcore (probably due to their association with N.W.A.) they were more on the Public Enemy tip when it came to the lyricS. Just peep "Glory", "Society`s Relentless", "Watch Out Black Folks" & "Mockingbird" . The album itself was executively produced by Eazy-E, but the production~side of things was handled by DJ Yella. That`s probably why the same titled track "For The Love Of Money" ended up as a Bone Thugs-N-Harmony hit instead. The beat & background vocals by Jewell Caples (think Death Row, "Woman To Woman" off the "Murder Was The Case Soundtrack") are the exact same for both songS. Gotta admit it though, Bone Thugs killed that track! So I guess I can hate on DJ Yella for recycling the beat, wonder if it was his or Eazy`s idea? Anyway that`s another story, unfortunately for both Yomo & Maulkie their only album fell into the abyss along with any chance at commercial success. Not sure if it`s the fact that they borrowed their album`s title from Jimi Hendrix`s famous debut album or that Ruthless Records just didn`t know how to promote such a group when Gangsta Rap music like N.W.A. was their bread & butter, either way the Rap game was a bitch to both of `em so Maulkie went on later to become a member of Ice Cube protégés Da Lench Mob...





N`JoY...

4 comments:

Sammy D said...

Hey props on posting this album up. I've always been curious about the rare Ruthless releases that never got any recognition. In fact, I'm gonna post up Pistol's album on my shit soon.

HeRBaN LyRiX said...

Thanks for stoppin` by & checkin` out the blog, appreciate the feedback! I`m a BiG fan of that ol` Ruthless ish myself, that`s why whatever I find will be posted up in here...




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Marika said...

This is great info to know.

HeRBaN LyRiX said...

Glad you enjoyed the read, thanks for checkin` out the blog...








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