Sunday, March 30, 2008

BWP`s "The ByTCHeS"...


BWP...ah YeS the Bytches With Problems (Lyndah McCaskill & Tanisha Michele), a female rap group that debuted back in 1991 with their album titled "The Bytches" (they were also featured on No Face`s "Wake Your Daughter Up" album released in 1990 on the track titled "Half"). The group & their debut album was pretty much overlooked even though they dropped some controversial lyrics & were marketed as the female version of N.W.A., we`ll just call `em cousins of H.W.A. (another `90's HiP HoP female group). Personally though, I`d rank their debut LP at the top of the list for NaSTieST/ FiLTHieST Rap album dropped by any female/femaleS, even to this day.....LoL, what an achievement! It may not be platinum plaques, but hey it`s something...






With Radio~ready tracks like "Cotex", a song that has BWP clownin` their boss who`s on her period. "Two Minute Brother" a few years ahead of Missy`s "One Minute Man", not as good of a track but hey they covered the subject matter first....LoL, then there`s "Is The Pussy Still Good?" some good ol` X~rated lyricS that would make 2 Live Crew smile. If ya didn`t catch the sarcasm about these trackS being Radio~ready I was joking (c`mon now:). Their NaSTiNeSS may have placed `em at the top of the list in that category/genre of Rap (for content at least), but it was also the main reason they were so overlooked -- especially at a time when Latifah was droppin` the "Nature Of A Sista`", empowering women with positive messages. Many felt that BWP was portraying shameless Black women stereotypes, but that`s not the case at least in my opinion they were just catering to that type of audience. Whether people want to believe it or not some folkS are livin` Life that way...


BWP`s "The Bytches" album has been out of print for sometime making this joint sort of a rarity now~a~dayS, lookin` online I`ve seen this joint go for about $40-$45 (used) or $170 (still packaged). I picked it up for myself about 5 yearS ago at a pawn shop for a mere Twonie (that`s a $2 coin for y`all non~CanadianS :) & some good ol` sales tax. I wouldn`t say this joint`s worth what folkS are asking for online, but if you`re a HiP HoP head like myself & like to collect them rare jointS then I guess it would be money well spent. Either way it`s here to check out before you fork out that hard earned Ca$h, so enjoy...



BWP - The Bytches
Released: February 19, 1991
Label: Rush Associated Labels




1. Comin’ Back Strapped
2. Wanted
3. Cotex
4. Is The Pussy Still Good?
5. Two Minute Brother
6. Fuck a Man
7. A Different Category
8. Shit Popper
9. We Want Money
10. No Means No
11. Hit Man
12. Teach `Em










N`JoY...

5 comments:

voice of the pen said...

this album popped in my head glad to see somebody had... big up

whythehell@hotmail.com said...

I tried to follow the link to listen to this album but the download didn't work. Is the file still up? I've been trying to find this album for a long time!

Anonymous said...

This is classic gangster rap of the 90's... Thank you

Anonymous said...

This is classic gangster rap of the 90's... Thank you

HeRBaN LyRiX said...

No problem, thanks for checkin` the BLoG!!!






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