Another album you don't hear mentioned all that often. Maybe because it was a CD only release or maybe because Pudgee was rumoured to be the gay rapper (we all know gay people make songs about their mothers). Seeing we all now know Erick Sermon is the gay rapper (thats a whole blog to itself) I thought it was safe to pull out this CD with out fear of my sexuality being questioned.
Trakmasterz (Red Hot Lover Tone & Poke) handle most of the production on this album. Once again producers who don't get the dues they deserve, I mean some kids will fork out a zillion bucks for a record with Diamond production or a Showbiz production yet some fresh Trackmasters productions up to similar quality are sitting in dollar bins around the world. Tone and Poke did themselves no favors by producing for some suspect artists later in their career though (ie Will Smith) maybe that has a lot to do with it.
Besides the song about his mother most of the album is dedicated to fucking it up, just your normal punchline based hardcore rap. You have to check out the track 'Mommie Dearest', pure gold !!! 'This is how we ....' feat Kool G Rap is well worth mentioning too Pudgee and Kool G Rap showing how they .... is too good to miss.
Pudgee went on to get his next album scrapped, although bootlegs (and a test press 12") of most of the tracks are available. It would of made an interesting album it was set to feature Digable Planets, DMX, Biggie Smalls among others.
Just remember next time someone mentions Pudgee as the gay rapper remind them that title is owned by Erick Sermon. After many close listens I can only pick one gay line on the album 'she had looks that would turn Marvin gay' and it's not even that gay. Wasn't like he was wearing bangles and talking about man sandwiches.
Other pointless but interesting trivia is Pudgee and Nas wrote Joe Fatals verse for Main Sources 'Live At The BBQ'.
This Is How We feat Kool G Rap
Checkin' Out The Ave.