OFTB – Hostile Environment was a raw and uncut rap album driven by that edge of gangsta rap. Their album has trigger material as each song is and was a trigger. This album showcased OFTB’s growth from their previous releases. Everything they recorded was hard as fuck.
Here is what prompted the recording of OFTB – Hostile Environment. OFTB recorded Hostile Environment because they came from a hostile environment. They wanted to prove politicians and critics wrong about what they can say.
OFTB – Hostile Environment was supposed to be released by Death Row Records in 1996. However the OFTB – Hostile Environment album was never released due to industry politics and controversy. Death Row Records was scared to release that album.
Now OFTB – Hostile Environment was supposed to be released by WIDEAwake and Death Row Records on the date of September 11, 2011. But OFTB – Hostile Environment was never released on that date for whatever reason and was pushed back to the date of July 4, 2013.
OFTB – Hostile Environment was finally released on July 4, 2013. However this version of the album does not have songs such as Verbal Shots, We Ride, and Where The Party At.
Verbal Shots is a track where OFTB and LBC Crew take shots at each other lyrically in a lyrical manner. Which is why they take verbal shots at each other. This song was never released because Death Row thought it was too hard for the public to ever manage to handle.
Where The Party At was produced by Daz Dillinger. Daz used the beats from Tha Dogg Pound – Respect and tweaked those beats a bit. This track was recorded in the 90’s and was left in the vault for years. The song goes hard as fuck. Sadly Death Row fucked up by not releasing this song and many others.
I rate this album 4/5****.