February 28, 2017

Tha Alkaholiks "Coast II Coast" (2/28/95)

Tha Alkaholiks Original Coast II Coast Sticker
Tha Alkaholiks Coast II Coast Classic Material Review

Tha Alkaholiks released their second studio album, 'Coast II Coast' on this day in 1995. A lot of West Coast music didn't reach me on the East Coast - perhaps I intentionally blocked some of it out - but the connection to Loud Records put Tha Alkaholiks at the forefront of all music heads, and I instantly became a huge fan of their debut '21 and Over.' My expectations were high for their follow-up Coast II Coast and as soon I popped in the cassette, I was treated to their 6-minute display of lyrics on track one with 'WLIX.' Noah said it right in his "Classic Material" review above, "No one represents that drunken debauchery better than Los Angeles' best-kept secret Tha Alkaholiks." He goes on to say, "With Tash providing extra vicious flows, J-Ro lending his memorable sense of humor and Swift acting as the sonic glue ... the end result was a cohesive LP that solidified Tha Liks' lyrical worth." You can read the full review above with the original sticker and one of their promotional adverts below. 'All in this, freestyle's wild when I'm throwin' this...' - 'WLIX.' Another day we'll get into the infamous barf bag and hangover kit that was promo for '21 and Over.'

Tha Alkaholiks Coast II Coast Advert