About seven years ago, Roscoe was high on my priority list. Known to most as simply the younger brother of Kurupt, I found albums like Phillafornia and I Luv Cali to be West Coast gems in a time when the Left had become seemingly an afterthought to most mainstream ears. Yet, songs like “Smooth Sailin,” “F*ck Buddy” and “I Love Cali” were radio-made hit songs that didn’t quite get their due, but still got rocked religiously in my ride (and they still do, actually). But, after minimal success with quality material and even less with a few average projects, the Young Assassain seemingly lost his footing and fell out of the limelight.
Well, apparently his itch is kicking, as young Scoe Dizzle has returned with a two new tracks, respectively entitled “Lay Low” and “Hear No Evil, See No Evil.” The first of the two finds the DPG affilaite rocking atop a murderous backdrop from DJ Khalil, dropping the Ro’ from his name and plenty of the slick bars fans had been missing. The other is over Jake One’s organ-based beat and is also quite aggressive. And while the tracks themselves might be far-removed the curse-free material he used to produce, the sound is polished and the quality is definitely still there. However, while the gun-toting Roscoe is good, it’s the smooth material he had mastered that we’re hoping he picks back up.
Apparently, his upcoming album is called The Influence and features production from Just Blaze, Hi-Tek, Jake One, Nottz, BINK! and guest features from Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Xzibit, Kurupt and Devin the Dude, so we’re assuming there will be a few sun-tan jams in the mix.
Scoe Feat. Glasses Malone & Kobe – “Lay Low” (Prod_DJ_Khalil)
Scoe – Hear No Evil, See No Evil (Prod. By Jake One)
Props: The Dopehouse