After Suga Free dropped two extremely solid albums with the imaginative DJ Quik at the helm, brotherly beef between the two left Free’s 2006 release Just Add Water without a single selection from his mentor and in-house production powerhouse. However, despite Quik’s absence, the jheri-curled connoisseur of pimpin’ hoes from Pomona regrouped and delivered a well-rounded, but reaching, sound that wasn’t quite as good as the blueprint it was built from.
In the midst of the imitation, however, was a completely-unique gem, called “The Ranger.” Constructed around a shimmering guitar-melody and a dream that one day all pimps can be equal, this unexpected diamond in the rough delivers a sentimental side of the always-animated Free previously unseen. The result warrants immediate window decreasing and visions of expanding horizons.
You think Mr. Blake approves?
Suga Free – “The Ranger”