Author Topic: The Federation To Release Sophomore album On Reprise Records  (Read 35 times)

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Bay Area rappers, Federation, will release their new album - It's Whateva - on June 26 on Reprise Records. Veteran producer Rick Rock (Jay-Z, Busta Rhymes, E-40) pushed the trio - Doonie Baby, Goldie, and Stresmatic - to further diversify the bass-heavy, rapid-fire hyphy sound, and deliver more than what fans may expect to hear from these pioneers.

It's Whateva has already received early critical acclaim: "Considered originators of the rap microgenre, hyphy, the Feds are back with the biggest dread-shaking album of the year. The bangin beats on '18 Dummy' and 'My Rims' will blow back your wig," raves Stuff Magazine, while Vibe says, "A label switch and admirable persistence have honed the group's energy - on this strong follow-up, Rock and Federation again advance the movement."

The forthcoming album will feature new songs, including the single, "College Girl," "Shooter" and "She Go." The album has Hyphy elements, but goes beyond that with both the usual suspects and some surprising collaborations - e.g. Travis Barker (Blink-182), Snoop Dogg, E-40, and more.

Federation was formed in 2002 in Fairfield, CA, near Oakland, in the San Francisco Bay Area. Federation's 2003 debut The Album, with its homegrown hits "Hyphy" and "Go Dumb," encapsulated the burgeoning hyphy scene with witty wordplay, catchy chants, and bombastic bass lines. The group are proud of their early success, "From four people sharing one hamburger, we've been through it all with each other," says Doonie. Adds Goldie: "We're beyond brothers."


Playtime Is Over
18 Dummy (skit)
18 Dummy
Get Naked You Beezy
College Girl (skit)
College Girl
Got Me Fucked Up
My Rims
Scraper 2 A Benz (feat. E-40)
Baby Mama
We On Your Line (feat. Cashis)
Move It Move It
She Go (feat. Marty James)
I Met Yew
Black Roses
Ridin The Kite (skit)
Fly Away (feat. Walter Hawkins Choir)
Whitee (main)
When I Was Your Man (skit)
When I Was Your Man
Bang Bang

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