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“Dat’s How I’m Livin'” is a maxi-single by Yella, a member of the legendary hip-hop group N.W.A, hailing from Compton, California. Released on August 13, 1996, by Street Life Records, this single showcases Yella’s solo talents and his ability to hold his own in the gangsta rap genre.
Featuring three different versions of the track “Dat’s How I’m Livin’,” Yella collaborates with rapper B.G. Knocc Out on the radio and street mixes. The maxi-single also includes an instrumental version, allowing fans to appreciate the layered production of the track.
Produced by Yella himself, with co-production, recording, mixing, and additional keyboards by Donovan “Tha Dirt Biker” Sound, the single is a testament to Yella’s skills both on the mic and behind the production console. Mike “Crazy Neck” Sims contributes guitar, bass, and keyboards, while Marlon White provides backing vocals.
“Dat’s How I’m Livin'” was recorded and mixed at Audio Achievements and mastered at the renowned Bernie Grundman Mastering by Brian “Big Bass” Gardner. The single’s executive producers are Antoine “Yella” Carraby, Chuck Gullo, and David Michery.
The maxi-single’s visual presentation is the result of the collaborative effort between art director Doug Haverty, design company Command A Studios, Inc., and photographer Johnny Buzzerio, who captures Yella’s essence in the cover art.
With a runtime of just over 13 minutes, “Dat’s How I’m Livin'” offers a glimpse into Yella’s solo career, showcasing his distinct voice and production style that helped shape the sound of N.W.A and West Coast hip-hop.
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