Monday, August 01, 2005

Classic Profile-Hitman (RIP)

Profile by Billy Jam...

This profile originally appeared in the October 1995 issue of No Joke newsletter.

RBL Posse's Hitman has dropped one of the year's best rap albums with his fourteen track, Solo Creep, on Right Way Productions. With excellent production from RBL Posse's Black C on cuts such as "Would You Know," "Mr. Player Hater" and "All The Niggas," this is one tight debut from Hitman who, like his fellow RBL partners, hails from San Francisco's Hunters Point district.

Hitman started rapping when he was just a little kid. "I was about eleven or twelve," said the seventeen year old who added that RBL Posse's Black C and Mr. Cee have had a "very positive influence" on him. Black C likewise speaks very highly of Hitman recalling how, "He was really a fan at first. He always admired us and used to come up by our house where we had our little demo studio at and he'd freestyle 'cause he was tight. And I told him that one day I'd put him out."

First Hitman appeared on "Listen To My Creep," "Pass The ZigZags" and "M.N.O.H.P.," all found on RBL's top selling Ruthless By Law album. Black C and Mr. Cee also guest on his album, appearing on "You Betta Come Strapped" and "Would You Know" respectively. "The idea for 'You Betta Come Strapped' came about when me and Chris (Black C) was just sitting in the car. First we came up with the chorus and then the rest of the song we pieced together in the studio," related Hitman. On the hit bound, "The Funk," Hitman flexes his uniquely clever flow with lines like, "...cut out your brains / Put is on your body and call it mind over matter..." On "All The Niggas" Hitman incorporates local street dialect with the word "jiggies" which he says "is a Harbor Road term for hoes." "I Bet You Bite A Chip" is directed at all the playa haters who put down rappers. "Mr. Playa Hater" featuring the super talented NOH deals with the same topic while "Deeper And Deeper" "is for all the youngsters on the block." Other great tracks include "A Glock Here, A Glock There" featuring Iyesha Matthews and the great weed track, "Mr. Sandman."

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

HITMAN WILL FOREVER BE MISSED! I SANG ON OVER 50 ALBUMS IN THE BAY AND THE ONLY SONG PEOPLE KNOW ME FOR IS THE ONE ME AND HITMAN RECORDED G'S AND GIGGIES ON HIS ALBUM SOLO CREEP! IF YOU WANT TO HEAR MORE OF ME "IYESHA" CHECK ME OUT WWW.REVERBNATION.COM/IYESHA
REST IN PARADISE HIT!

July 02, 2011 11:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DON'T SLEEP ON SAN FRANCISCO ESH MUSIC! NEW SINGLE "BLOCK STAR" CHECK HER OUT www.reverbnation.com/iyesha Follow Iyesha on twitter she follow back @iyeshamonalisa

July 17, 2011 7:43 PM  

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