Gangster music in the south is alive again, or was it ever alive? Anyway, after reviewing the self-titled debut release from Atlanta's own Boyz N Da Hood I have to give credit where credit is due. I must admit, their first release Dem Boyz was in my opinion overrated, I saw the song as a commercial product aimed to prey on the mainstream hip hop listener. I felt that judging from the first release, the group lacked the grit and lyrics to even remotely warrant using the one of the name of arguably raps most influential group of all-time's greatest hits. I still feel this way somewhat, but I will give the group props for releasing a credible production all the way through. Maybe it was the attachment to Bad Boy that caused the doubt, similar to when Eightball & MJG headed east and signed with P. Diddy, but they managed to release adequate work last year on the label. So, despite the hesitancy I gave it an unbiased, concious listen and this is what I thought.