South Central MCs, Young Giantz, have just released the music video to their lead single “Western Expedition”. While the colorful visual bounces back to West Coast gangsta hip hop with custom lowriders, it also pays a respectful tribute to MC Special One of the Conscious Daughters and their 1994 hit “Something To Ride To (Fonky Expedition)”.
“We’ve always been fans of “Fonky Expedition” by Conscious Daughters,” says Young Giantz. “Rest in peace to MC Special One. When Jelly Roll played us this beat, we knew exactly what it was and it instantly made you want to throw up WESTSIDE! So that’s exactly what we did lyrically. We named the song “Western Expedition” to tribute the classic!”
With West Coast G Funk as their foundation, the brothers crafted their 13-track EP 2000 Ninetiez with help from producer Dae One (Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg) and G-Funk veterans DJ Battlecat and Jelly Roll. This project also brings the brothers to Priority Records 25 years after their father, Playa Hamm released Paid the Cost with Eazy E’s Ruthless/Priority Records.
N-tro (prod. Noni Antonio)
I Am South Central (prod. Aceman, Dae One, E-A-Ski & 1500 Or Nothin)
Western Expedition ft. Mz Ink Bomb (prod. Jelly Roll)
Gangsta Luv (prod. Jelly Roll)
We Liive ft. Humble Jones (prod. Jelly Roll)
Let’s Get Rich (prod. Dae One)
Truth Came Out (prod. Jelly Roll)
Wit U ft. Jelly Roll (prod. Jelly Roll)
Quit Cryin (prod. Dae One)
Share Dat ft. Jelly Roll (prod. Jelly Roll)
Fun ft. Andre Wilson (prod. Aceman)
Welcome 2 The Westcoast ft. E-A-Ski & TQ (prod. The Almighty E-A-Ski)
Pain ft. Danny Atoms & Chevy Jones (prod. Dae One)
THE YOUNG GIANTZ are brothers Deuce Mac and Bigg Joe West. They’re the sons of West Coast rap pioneer Playa Hamm of the Penthouse Players Clique signed by Easy E, who released their classic album Paid The Cost on Ruthless/Priority in 1992.
While the brothers have unique individual styles, they are bounded by a distinct unified chemistry and powerful presence together. They describe themselves as passionate artists with a genuine love and respect for music, its forefathers, and their peers. Bigg Joe West says, “We take a sense of pride in being unafraid to express honestly from our hearts in our music, when it seems so few share their true identity,” and adds, “fear doesn’t hinder me when it comes to what I want to share with the true fans of our culture, being a very sincere fan myself.” Deuce Mac further explains, “We recognize our responsibility that art can influence, and intend to make music like good oldies that is representative of our sentiments as we ourselves continue to mature.” The group respects the culture as an art form itself and the political climate affecting rap life and real life.
Their new album 2000 Ninetiez released August 18th, 2017 via Priority Records with production credits by Jelly Roll, DJ Battlecat, E-A-Ski, Phat Beatz & Dae One.