Two West Coast icons team up in Underground Makes the World Go Round, a powerful release with its basslines on the pulse of the Los Angeles hip hop community: yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
South Central and Good Life legend Fat Jack and prolific West Coast producer Blu combine forces with a loaded lineup of guest artists, a veritable “Who’s Who” of the underground rap scene in LA: Busdriver, Medusa, Abstract Rude, Cashus King, Aceyalone, and Myka 9.
Seven tracks ride the flow between lyrical poetry and heavy jams, an impressive feat that’s riddled with energy and rivetingly rapped.
“U.M.T.W.G.R.” jumps in and shouts out with a catchy hook, its pure positive vibes continuing into the freestyle odes to Good Life and Project Blowed. You can feel the walls shaking through the bass splatter in “Low End Theory” as the ceiling crumbles down on your head.
From the vital heft of “U.N.I.T.Y Freestyle” to the cascading poetics of “Me Vs. Aceyalone,” the album brings everyone out – and brings everyone together to celebrate the enduring vitality of the L.A. underground.