JCD And The Dawg LB – A Day In The Life (1992) Flac + 320kbps

Unlike New York, L.A., Philadelphia, Oakland, Atlanta and Miami, St. Louis wasn’t considered a major city for rap in the 1980s or 1990s. This isn’t to say that St. Louis didn’t have its share of rappers, but not many of them recorded for well known labels or enjoyed anything more than local or regional success. One rap act that came out of St. Louis in the early ’90s was JCD and the Dawg LB., whose A Day in the Life is a likable, if uneven, hardcore rap outing. Rapper JCD and his associates don’t bring any unique, distinctive or groundbreaking perspectives to hip-hop — for the most part, they rap about their sexual misadventures and how rough the streets of St. Louis’ inner-city areas are. But tunes like “St. Louis Niggas,” “Over Pussy” and “Kibbles and Bits” are catchy enough, and some of their reflections on urban life are rather funny in a twisted, dark-humored sort of way. Like many blues and country artists, rappers such as JCD have a way of laughing at the dark side of life (Everlast wasn’t off base when he called Johnny Cash a “b-boy”). A Day in the Life is far from a hip-hop masterpiece, but this obscure CD isn’t without its pleasures.

01. Radio Intro
02. St Louis Niggas
03. Get Naked
04. They Like It Like We Do
05. A Day In The Life Of A JCD
06. Tilo Sings The Hits
07. Big Bitch
08. Kibbles And Bits
09. Bon Appetit
10. Over Pussy
11. Tell Ya Bout A Bitch
12. Boot Nat
13. Fish House
14. Budda Rhymes
15. Dog Pound
16. Cold Kaos
17. Gotcha
18. Lou 40 Blues
19. Personal Loser
20. Shout Outs