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Jan. 24, 2006: After 4 albums and quite a few sell-out excursions, Tha Alkaholiks went their separate methods after releasing their fifth studio challenge, Firewater, by way of Waxploitation and Koch Information in 2006.
Tha Alkaholiks, also called Tha Liks, include rappers J-Ro (born James Robinson) and Tash (born Rico Smith) along with DJ/producer E-Swift (born Eric Brooks). From 1993 to 2001, the rap trio launched 4 albums full of get together jams, stoner anthems and homages to their favourite malt liquor manufacturers.
In 1993, Tha Liks launched their debut album 21 & Over by means of Loud Information, adopted by Coast II Coast in 1995, Likwidation in 1997, and X.O. Expertise in 2001. All through their careers, they’ve collaborated with Nas, Busta Rhymes, Xzibit, Ol’ Soiled Bastard, Pharrell Williams, Kurupt and lots of others.
Since Firewater could be their final album collectively, Tha Liks laid down the funk (because of E-Swift’s stellar manufacturing) and turned up the get together jams on their last outing. Standout tracks embody the set’s first single, “The Flute Music (LaLaLa),” the place Tha Liks have fun their longevity within the rap recreation, and the rollicking drum-driven observe “Chaos,” produced by Hazard Mouse.
“Understanding Firewater was going to be our final album made us very, very targeted,” E-Swift informed Billboard in 2005, earlier than the album’s launch. “We knew there was by no means going to be a second likelihood and we owed it to our followers to place the whole lot we may into it, proper right here, proper now.”
Firewater debuted at No. 38 on the Billboard Prime Unbiased Chart for the week of Feb. 11, 2006.
Though Tha Alkaholiks disbanded in 2006, the group nonetheless proceed carry out at music festivals from coast to coast.
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