16 May 2007

Stuart Scott owes these guys some money

Before we get to today's music choice, I'm stoked to say that my Brazilian summer mix has been given props and linked to by the king of all Brazilian music blogs, the mighty Loronix. So a big thank you to Zecalouro... I am honored!

And now, the musical group you least want to ever get in a fight with...

... unless the thought of tangling with 7 gigantic, tatted-up Samoans who, by the way, also used to be card-carrying South Central Bloods, sounds like a good time to you, in which case go for it. I am of course talking about the one and only Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E.! Definitely the second toughest group of Samoans ever, after of course these guys...

Afa & Sika say "Boo-yaa" too!

Anyone with me on that one? No?

Anyhoo, the thing about the Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. (standing for Too Rough International Boo-Yaa Empire, so actually they had Boo-Yaa in their name twice, which is twice as awesome), is this... despite the fact that the phrase "Boo-yaa" has become bad comedy, these guys were actually pretty damn good. They were down in the beginning of West Coast gangsta rap, (among the founders, really), they worked with everyone, and their shit is tight. Just check it out...

Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. - Riot Pump

Yeah, the vocals are a bit shouty but the beat is right on. And another cool thing is that all 7 of the brothers (yes, they were all real-life brothers, too) played their own instruments! You can't front on that folks!

And you can't front on The Wild Samoans, either...

Boo-yah indeed!

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