OverDoz Takes Us Back to 2008

The eclectic sounds of California misfits OverDoz @overdoz produced studio album 2008. The
highlights of the album include intro track “Kush and Red Wine,” “District,” and “F*ck Yo DJ”
featuring Asap Ferg. The lyrical stylings of the Crenshaw District collective are supported by
RCA Records and Polo Ground Recordings. The crew contains Kent Jamz, Joon, P, and
comedian Cream. Calmatic directed the visual for “District” in which they go on a impromptu
crime spree. After four mix-tape releases OverDoz releases their booming full-length debut
produced by heavyweights Pharell, Hit-Boy, THC, and 1500. Emerging from the same
neighborhood as N.W.A. the group has more of a, Decatur legends, Outkast or South Central
visionaries the Pharcyde wave of rap.
The group is applying pressure to the West Coast rap culture. The innovative production
ranges from high energy to melodic soulful instrumentals. “Last Kiss” produced by Skateboard
P, easily competes with any 90’s De La Soul record while sampling Funkadelic’s, “One Nation
Under a Groove.” Overdoz changes the dynamic of inner-city Los Angeles. Honoring the
tradition of G-Funk, a genre popularized by Dr, Dre but credited to Lawhouse Production, which
used Funk samples from artist George Clinton, Zapp, and Boosie Collins and emerged in the
late eighties. The variation is a calmer, smoother form of Cali rap. The hippy Afro-centricity is
evident in the views of these ghetto prophets. The unfiltered lyrical content includes sex, drugs,
and community violence amidst a background of sunny hip hop. The pulse of the new wave of
concepts make this the most cohesive group album in the genre.
Although they walk through the jungle as brothers, they have formed an intimate tribe. Yet still
the ominous fact is, after moving under the radar for slightly under a decade, these emcees now

have the gusto to put a dent in current hip hop culture and redefine their quest for fam

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