Get them W's up, we West Coastin' with one of the most criminally under rated groups to put it on wax, Low Profile. Consisting of the highly respected W.C. and DJ Aladdin, Low Pro dropped the We're In This
Together album back in '89, which definitely impacted the local gangsta rap genre ( see Snoop Dogg's reverential cover 20 years later for further proof ). There's plenty to enjoy in the video for the bangin' single, "Pay Ya Dues," from the gritty Super 8 look to the on-point lyrics that not only reference KDAY's Greg Mack, aka "The Mack Attack," but contains one of the most truthful statements ever uttered in hip-hop: "Everybody wanna rap, but they ain't paid dues." Goddamn right... and it's still true today. Look for Coolio and Dub's bro Crazy Toones, as well as a special cameo by Ice Motherfuckin' T, who had the foresight to sign the duo to his Rhyme Syndicate label.