2013年6月24日 星期一

[歌手介紹] Att Will (Compton, CA)

Att Will 原名 Willard Hughes,1971年三月22 出生於加州的Compton。




Att Will的音樂生涯最早大概可以追朔到八零年代末 or 九零年代初期,當時Att Will加入了洛杉磯的饒舌團體"The Underground Connection" a.k.a. The Underworld Connection ,這個團體由Tweedy Bird Loc為首,其他成員包括Att Will, Big D Mark, Blue Rag, Do Or Die, Nini X, Sin Loc等人。眼尖的朋友應該也會發現,許多Underground Connection的團員後來都有加入1993, 1994年 Bloods & Crips的經典合作專輯"Bangin' On Wax"系列。



Underground Connection在獨立廠牌Par Records下發行過12"黑膠單曲"Fuck The South Bronx Nigga, This Is Compton",以及B-Side "Comin Out The Cage"。這兩支單曲後來也收錄在老大哥Tweedy Bird Loc的經典專輯"187 Ride By"當中!除了這兩首之外,187 Ride By裡面也有一些歌取都有團員們的情意相挺。

Tweedy Bird Loc & Underground Connection - Coming out the Cage


超凶!看歌名就知道這首矛頭指向紐約的South Bronx,裡面Diss了Tim Dog和KRS-One等人,算是早期比較不為人知的東西岸嘴炮大戰。187 Ride By專輯裡面還有其他Diss tracks,Eazy-E, Kokane, H.W.A., N.W.A., Boogie Down Productions, Tairrie B..等人都慘遭炮火波及。


Tweedy Bird Loc發行專輯之後,Att Will開始單飛尋求個人發展(不知道是有糾紛還是什麼原因,之後Underground Connection就分崩離析了),在Big City Records下推出單曲"Just Another Day In Compton",隨後不久就在1993年推出個人首張專輯"Do it Att Will"。這張專輯裡面雖然沒有Underground Connection的蹤影,但是也有CMW的MC Eiht, DJ Battlecat, 以及Att Will自己帶出來的團體 Junkyard Crew 等人合作。


非常經典的90年代G-Funk,Just Another Day in Compton!


除了"Just Another Day In Compton"之外,另外一首令人注意的就是"Hoe Hopper",Dr.Dre和Snoop Dogg原本錄製了一首"Hoe Hopper"預計在"The Chronic"裡面,但是最後還是沒發行。這兩個版本聽說極為相似,背後的故事or誰抄襲誰我就不太瞭解了。


附上一下網路上搜索到的資料,關於Dr.Dre的"Hoe Hopper":


Dr. Dre – The Hoe Hopper: 

An unused track from Dre’s legendary Chronic LP, “Hoe Hopper” is an extension of the themes found on the rest of the album. Pimpin’ hoes, gettin high and flossin’ the whip, Dre’s laid-back delivery floats over the playful production. Penned by Snoop, the first verse would be later used for his rhyme on the classic “Big Pimpin’” from the Above the Rim soundtrack. At the end of the mp3, you can hear the intro to “Let Me Ride.” Whether “Hoe Hopper” was simply recorded on the same reel as “Let…” or was originally going to appear on the album right before it is debatable.

Hoe Hopper,Dre的版本在youtube可能因為版權問題找不到連結。



之後Att Will潛伏了好一陣子,到了2011年四月才重新回來發表"Tha Return - Tha Compton OG is Back",專輯裡有Lil 1/2 Dead, Tha Chill..等人跨刀。Att Will和CMW關係良好,和Tha Chill及MC Eiht都有音樂上的合作計劃。
Att Will更和Tha Chill組成了饒舌團體"Tha Wanted Gang"。除了他們兩人,其他團員還有Long Beach & Compton的歌手A-Bo, Smooth O.N.E, Buda Boo, Jaboe....等人。2010年六月他們透過Dubcnn發表免費mixtape "Big Homie Muzic: Volume 1"(Dubcnn的連結還沒失效,有興趣的朋友趕快把握機會下載,個人覺得還蠻好聽的)。2011年四月發表首張專輯"Tha Gravediggaz"...可惜這些都太underground了,找不到實體CD版本。



"Forever Live" from the 2010 mixtape "Big Homie Muzic"

Wanted Gang那一陣子還蠻多宣傳MV的,可惜現在也是不見蹤影,推測大概是因為Tha Chill被抓去關了吧..。其他MV還有"We Ain't Playin' With You" from the 2011 album "Tha Gravediggers", "Countin' Collah Greens" from the 2010 mixtape "Big Homie Muzic"


Junkyard Crew和Wanted Gang目前基本上已經停止活動了,Underground Connection還有些人在音樂圈活動,像是Sin Loc和Blue Rag。目前Att Will居住在Long Beach,也還是一直有新的作品推出,和Epademik, Big 2 Da boy..等人也蠻常合作。未來動態請持續關注WESTSIDE LOVE 。
下面順便附上Discogs的資料.. 非常詳盡:


<DISCOGRAPHY>

1993 - Do it Att Will
2011 - Tha Return - Tha Compton OG is Back

Att Will is featured as a rapper on the following tracks

"Bitch Slap" by Epademik featuring Akoma, OG Cuicide & Siccness, from the 2013 album "Beast Within",  
"Wake Up" by OG Daddy V featuring RBXGangsta Dresta & Tha Chill, from the 2009 album "Compton N Longbeach",  
"Not Given Ah Fucc" by OG Daddy V featuring Jayo Felony, Tha Chill, Jaboe & Buda Boo, from the 2010 album "LA French Connect",  
"Let’s Go" by Tha Chill featuring Big Rocc & Sir Jinx, from the 2010 EP "Chillafornia",  
"3rd Person" by Tha Chill, from the 2013 album "Chillafornia"  
"Do Your Thing" by Geek & Noise (Geek Noise) featuring Smooth (4), from the Dangerous Records 2CD album "Gangsta-Lation", put together by Ronnie M. Phillips'. 
Att Will can be seen in the following video's
"Sharks N Tha Water" by 1st Generation "Roll Up" by Big2DaBoy, Snoopy Blue & Eastwood (3) 
"Compton OG" by OG Cuicide 
"Never Give Up" by OG Cuicide, 
"Massacre Central" by Kurupt 
"Twilight Zone" by Kokane, from the 2010 album "Gimme All Mine",  
"So Well" by MC Eiht"Made In Compton" by MC Eiht,  
"West Coast Music" by OG Daddy V, from the 2011 album "Original Hustla",  
"Handel Bizzness" by Tha Chill, from the 2010 mixtape "Big Homie Muzic",  
"Whimp's On The Track" by Tha Chill from the 2010 EP "Chillafornia",  
"Have Dat Money Rite" by Tha Chill from the 2010 EP "Chillafornia",  
"Neighbourhood Compton Crips" segment of the "Rep Yo Set" DVD. 

廣告一下,Att Will也有和OG Daddy V合作過,想購買專輯的可以和我們聯絡~lol



Att Will宣傳他的專輯,有興趣的朋友請多多支持



照慣例也要來一下的~Att Will shout out to Taiwan!







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