I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t know much about this album. I’ve long been a fan of the Miami Boyz’ “Getting Off” LP, that dropped in 1988 on On Top Records. For the longest time, I was convinced it was the only album released by MC Amazin B & Icy B. Earlier this year, I posted up the “Getting Off” album again and my good man BC (of mastaace.com fame) wrote me saying he had found another album by the “Miami Boyz” but he didn’t think it was the same group. He sent me a link for the album and without seeing the label or a picture of the cover, I was pretty convinced it wasn’t the same group. Of course I didn’t take into account that the music had changed in leaps and bounds from 1988 to 1992, even in the bass genre. After doing some looking into it, I’m pretty sure this is the same Miami Boyz of “Getting Off” fame. I gave it a few more listens and the MCs sound similar and the fact that both albums were released on On Top Records, I’m okay with saying this album is by that same Miami Boyz group.
As far the album, it’s not as catchy and intriguing as the 1988 effort. Like I said, hip hop, including Bass, had lost some of it’s innocence by that time. It’s still not a bad effort at all, they do save most of the gun toting and violent tales. The album does have some serious bass, the kind that I imagine rattles your very being in a good car system (I’ve been reduced to my Bose headphones so far). It’s actually a very good representation of later bass music that isn’t all bass. The songs contain meaning and aren’t just a thing to listen to in between the shred up bass sounds. I actually ran into this CD not too long ago in my hunts, but I’ll be damn if I can remember where…..
Miami Boyz – The Outlawed Bass (On Top Records, 1992)
|02||Dance For The Bulldog|
|04||A Hard Blow From The Bottom|
|07||Nothing But The Dog In Me|
|08||Jesse James The Outlaw|
|09||The Streets Called The Bottom|