S.N.O.P. – Life Styles Of The Poor & Starv’n

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1 Hello 04:03
2 A Bucket Full Of Nuts 04:13
3 My People 04:08
4 The Dukey 04:05
5 West Oakland 05:32
6 A Nigga Like Me 04:26


“Life Styles Of The Poor & Starv’n” is the hard-hitting debut EP from West Oakland rap group Some Nuts Outtha Projects (S.N.O.P.), released in 1992 by Treasure Line Records. This early gem in the group’s discography demonstrates their raw talent and signature gangsta rap style, setting the stage for their future releases. Available on both cassette tape and vinyl, the EP showcases the authentic and gritty sound of Oakland’s hip-hop scene in the early ’90s.

The EP features six memorable tracks, including “Hello,” “A Bucket Full Of Nuts,” “My People,” “The Dukey,” “West Oakland,” and “A Nigga Like Me.” Each song is marked by hard-hitting beats and thought-provoking lyrics that delve into the realities of life in West Oakland. S.N.O.P. members Joseph “Kilo” Cotton Jr. and T-Nut collaborated with producer Krush to create a unique and powerful sound that remains influential within the genre.

Notable contributions to the EP include guitar work by Joseph Cotton Sr. on “Hello,” extra vocals by Michelle Hodges, and mastering by George Horne. The cassette jacket design by Underwood Works and photography by Clifton’s Photography effectively capture the spirit and essence of the group’s music.

“Life Styles Of The Poor & Starv’n” stands as a testament to S.N.O.P.’s early talent and their place within the West Oakland rap scene. As a debut release, this EP laid the foundation for the group’s future success and established their unique sound in the world of gangsta rap.

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