Throw Back Hip Hop: Deep East Oakland

Nearly 15 years ago, Black Dynasty came out with the classic "Deep East Oakland."

Black Dynasty was formed by Kariem Abdullah and his brother Dion Stewart in the 1980s, according to All Music Guide. Their first album Asphalt Jungle came out in 1993 and sold 10,000 copies.

In 1995, they released Deep East Oakland. It sold 20,000 copies and got them on tour with Too Short and DJ Quik.

The video features aerial shots of Highland Hospital (See: Alameda County Medical Center) and the Bay Bridge, FILA hats, shirts and shoes, a cell phone so big that it could be a cordless payphone.

But things fall apart. Stewart was shot and killed a few years later by a convenience store owner in a falled robbery attempt.

But Black Dynasty isn't dead.

Abdullah recorded Reality Check in 2002. It features a sequel to DEO called, "Deep East Oakland, Part II."

Check out Black Dynasty's "Deep East Oakland."

TBH Question:
Do you know what other song that came out in 1995 had a similar sample? What song and artist did they both sample?

Twitter Delicious Facebook Digg Stumbleupon Favorites More