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“Oaktown’s Finest” is the second studio album by the talented rapper Fatha Dom from Oakland, California. Released on November 18, 1997, by Paradise Recording and Star Time Records, this album further establishes Fatha Dom’s place in the hip-hop scene with its fusion of G-Funk and captivating storytelling.
The album kicks off with “I’m A Flirt,” featuring backing vocals from Freddy White, which sets an upbeat and confident tone. “Serenade (The Dick)” follows, with backing vocals by Angie and Shannon, and a sample from S.O.S. Band’s “Just Be Good To Me.” The third track, “Tell Your Baby Mama Leave Me Alone,” carries a unique and attention-grabbing vibe.
“Pimp Life” and “No Money” showcase Fatha Dom’s ability to deliver engaging lyrics and impressive production. “No Money” features samples from Heatwave’s “Ain’t No Half Steppin” and Eric B. & Rakim’s “My Melody,” with Tone Capone on keyboards. “Millionaire,” featuring backing vocals from Shannon, offers a smooth and ambitious track that highlights Fatha Dom’s aspirations.
“Pay Pimpin'” features additional rap by Baby Doll, while “Scrubb Free” showcases Freddy White’s skills on bass and keyboards. “Nasty Niggaz,” with backing vocals from Tracey and additional rap by T-M-D, delivers a powerful collaboration. “West Coast” interpolates Diana Ross’s “Do You Know Where You’re Going To?” and solidifies Fatha Dom’s dedication to his roots. The final track, “Rich Life,” ties the album together and leaves listeners craving more.
Overall, “Oaktown’s Finest” is a testament to Fatha Dom’s talent and his ability to create a captivating and cohesive project that showcases his unique style and skill in the world of hip-hop.
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