Throwback Thursday: King T (1988 – 1998)
This week’s Throwback Thursday takes a look back on legendary LA artist King T.
We are going to look back on five tracks of the artist who Biggie gave credit to as his main influence in rapping.
Our first track from our King T collection is from 1988. “Bass” was a single from his classic debut album “Act A Fool“. The track was produced by DJ Pooh.
Track two is a west coast classic in the form if “Dippin’“. This track was released in 1994 as a single leading up to his 1995 album “IV Life“. “Dippin’” was co-produced by DJ Broadway and King T himself.
The third track from our selection is from a rather interesting album. “Got It Locked Up” was supposed to be on King T’s “Thy Kingdom Come” album, which was supposed to be released in 1998 on Dr. Dre‘s Aftermath label. The Source gave it 3 & 1/2 stars which did not meet Dr. Dre’s standards, therefore it was never released by Dre. Eventually it got released in 2002 on a different label. “Got It Locked Up” was produced by Dr. Dre.
The fourth track is King T’s sixth single “At Your Own Risk“. This song was a single from his 1990 album of the same name. The song was co-produced by DJ Pooh and King T.
Finally, “Straight Outta Compton” is track five, from 1998. On this track, King T is accompanied by fellow Compton rappers Dresta and MC Eiht. This version of “Straight Outta Compton” is a tribute to the 10th anniversary of the original N.W.A version from 1988.
King T’s music can be found on Amazon.