E-40 & Too Short Dust Off The T.W.D.Y. Tag and Co-Sign IamSu! (Video)
In the late 1990s, when the Bay area was largely ignored by mainstream radio and video outlets, T.W.D.Y. formed. Ant Banks’ super-collective The Whole Damn Yay included icons such as Rappin’ 4-Tay and Captain Save’Em, with strong involvement from the likes of Too Short, E-40, Mac Mall, B-Legit, Spice 1, Mac Shawn, and Keak Da Sneak. 1999’s Derty Werk was released on indie Thump Street Records, and still grabbed Top 200 chart status off the strength of Bill Withers-sampling hit “Players Holiday.”
2000’s Lead The Way followed, inviting the likes of Dru Down, The Dangerous Crew’s Goldy, E-A-Ski, Tha Luniz, and others to T.W.D.Y.’s party.
With Ant Banks layin’ low, Too Short and 40 Water carry on T.W.D.Y. tradition, seemingly knighting IamSu! on this lyrical round-robin track. To his credit, this is Su’s track in the first place, honoring the O.G.’s, and all of his region’s style and flare. As a unified Bay front, from Oakland to San Francisco to Vallejo, all three MCs come hella correct with bars on a track that moves bodies.
This is as good of a E-40 verse as you’re gonna get…