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U.G.K. - Too Hard To Swallow

Get On Down

 

To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of UGK’s first album, Get On Down goes the extra mile, presenting it for the first time ever on vinyl. AND 2-LP clear vinyl at that, giving the strutting, funky grooves the chance to really stretch out on your system. Back in 1992, Southern hip-hop was still proving to the world that it could sustain a fan base that was chiefly raised on rap from New York and LA. The Geto Boys and 2 Live Crew had made strong cases by the earliest ‘90s, and Pimp C and Bun B were ready to make their own. Most of the trunk-bumping bass comes from drum programs and basic sampling on these tunes – in later years they would build their sound into something even fuller and deeper. Self-produced with additional work from Houston locals Bernie Bismark and Shetoro Henderson, the tracks here are minimal, slow and menacing, which matched their lyrical approach quite nicely. Too Hard To Swallow made it clear to the world that the U.G.K. crew had the attitude and charisma to make even bigger waves in the years to come.

SIDE A:  1. Something Good 2. Use Me Up 3. Pocket Full Of Stones
SIDE B: 1. Short Texas 2. Cocaine In The Back Of The Ride 3. It’s Too Hard To Swallow
SIDE C: 1. Cramping My Style 2. Feel Like I'm The One Who's Doin' Dope 3. I’m So Bad
SIDE D: 1. Trill Ass Nigga 2. 976-Bun B 3. Something Good (Pimp C's Remix)

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