Houston's history is dotted with albums that, fairly or un, have been swept aside. We'll examine them here. Have an album that you think nobody knows about but should? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Odd Squad, Fadanuff Fa Erybody (1994, Rap-A-Lot/Priority)
The Odd Squad is what The Coughee Bros., noteworthy for being Devin the Dude's group, started out as. Fadanuff Fa Erybody is their debut album. It's thorough boom-bap, early-90s rap and is remarkable to listen to now. Scarface is supposed to have cosigned it as being one of the best albums Rap-A-Lot ever released. We were not able to verify that with 'Face. Sorry. Actually, never mind. We'd like to rescind that apology. Nobody should ever have to apologize for not being able to verify something with Scarface. It's like trying to verify something with Bigfoot. Have you ever tried to get Bigfoot on the phone? Y'allmustaforgotability: 89 percent Read what Y'allmustaforgotability means.Best Verse on the Album:
The first verse from "I Can't See It." Remember, this is the song by Rob Quest, the guy from Odd Squad that's blind. He was/is a great rapper, particularly for the aforementioned boom-bap stuff. We never understood why people assumed that Quest wouldn't be able to rap because he was blind. We mean, yeah, if they were playing 3-on-3, then his blindness would be a hindrance. But it's rap. He's blind, not tongueless.
All of Fadanuff is markedly quicker paced than you're used to hearing from Rap-A-Lot. But "Smokin' Dat Weed," which stars Devin (of course), is particularly affecting, especially when measured against the rest of his discography. He sounds like a whole different person. Listening to it now gives us the same feeling we get when we look at pictures of our cousin Brandon as a child. He was the sweetest kid in the world. He's 22 now. One day, when he was nine, Brandon's little brother got hold of a face razor and shaved a plug out of his own hair. Seeing how sad his little brother was after he'd wrecked his hair, Brandon took the razor and did the same thing. Then they both shaved their heads together. It was a remarkably mature thing for Brandon to do, and gave everyone peace of mind that he'd grow up to be a well adjusted member of society. Brandon will get out of prison in about 15 years.Most Unreasonable Line on the Album:
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"I'm just sitting here eating this tuna fish sandwich/ Something just told me to write you a letter to tell you how good that pussy is," from "Like Dope." This just barely edged out the "Roses are red, dookie is green" line that almost immediately followed it in the same song. Matter of fact, you could pick just about any line from "Like Dope" and it would've fit in this category just fine. Two more examples:
"Those pussy lips of yours, they grab my dickhead and pull back." "Them shiny hairs on your pussy is like a bear-skin rug."
You gotta love Devin. Least Subtle Song Petitioning For a Blow job on the Album: "Put Cha Lips" Oh, there's a line in this song that's pretty ridiculous too. It comes from whichever female it is that gives the feature on the end of the song. She politely informs you that she'll "make you eat my pussy then I'll put back on my tampon." Ack. Obscure Fact(s) That You Can Pawn Off As Your Own To Make Yourself Sound Smart:
- New copies of this album are available on Amazon for just about $100. Less interesting (but more delicious) things you can buy for $100: 92 cheeseburgers from McDonalds; 92 double cheeseburgers from McDonalds; 368 crown-shaped chicken nuggets from Burger King.
- There's a part in the "I Can't See It" video where Rob is driving a car. The people inside the car are freaking out, which is weird because they obviously got into the car while he was in the driver's seat anyway. What were they expecting? And who let him get in there? That hardly seems responsible.
- There's a song on the album called "Shit Pit." This is endlessly reference-able when people are discussing the Top Ten [whatever] Songs in Music. Plus, it's partly about anal sex, so it's also an appropriate conversation starter at dinner parties. People talk about anal sex at dinner parties, right? Or is it new movies that people talk about? No, no, it's anal sex. We're almost certain of it.