When I came across the recently released AP.9 and Husalah album, Without My 5, the other day at the record store, it was an instant cop. Iâ€™m a huge Hus fan, and next to him, AP.9 is definitely the next in line as far as my favorites outta the Mob Figaz lineup (donâ€™t sleep though, Jackaâ€™s a beast as well).
Although Hus is still locked down on a cocaine distro conspiracy charge until 2011, AP.9 was recently released from a stint in prison (although Iâ€™m not sure what he was serving time for). Now I know theyâ€™re trying to spread out the Hus verses, but there are some of â€˜em that Iâ€™ve heard on like three different tracks at this point. If youâ€™re super hard-up for some new Hus verses, than this oneâ€™s definitely worth picking up; as much as I hate to say it, itâ€™s not really worth picking up for any other reason than that.
Iâ€™m not really gonna waste any time on reviewing this album- if you feel like taking the word of someone whoâ€™s typically a fan of releases from AP.9 and/or Husalah, then youâ€™ll just have to trust me that itâ€™s not really worth swooping on. There are a few good tracks on here (and by a few, I mean 2 or 3), but all in all, definitely not worth spending 15 bucks on.
If youâ€™re looking for something from Hus, definitely catch up on Dope, Guns and Religion and Huslinâ€™ Since Da 80â€™â€™s; both of those albums are dope as f**k, and are legitimate examples of his talent. And if you already have both of those, the Demolition Men mixtape DVD thatâ€™s hosted by Hus is worth buying just for his parts in it. Dude is charismatic as hell, and although thatâ€™s already made obvious on just about every single track heâ€™s appeared on, the DVD takes it one step further. Iâ€™ve shown this DVD to a room full of people who had no idea who Husalah was, and they were instant fans after watching it.
Demolition Men also dropped a mixtape with Hus and The Jacka (although itâ€™s definitely a little more heavy on the Hus tracks) that is a hands-down classic. This joint is probably my favorite Mob Figaz release of all time, partly because of â€œZestwaysâ€, which is probably the best Husalah track ever recorded in my opinion (thereâ€™s also a dope remix of â€œZestwaysâ€ with Andre Nickatina and The Jacka on it, which you can check out here: www.zshare.net/audio/246740668b9057/). If you donâ€™t already have that album, definitely go look for it.
As far as AP.9 albums that Iâ€™d recommend over Without My 5, Iâ€™m definitely gonna have to go with Kartel Kalifornia with Gonzoe. As far as other albums with AP.9 and Husalah on them, Mob Trial (which also features The Jacka) is definitely a classic in my book.
Iâ€™m gone for the weekend, kids. Try to keep cool in this retarded-ass heat, and have a good one.
AND FREE HUS!!!