Review: Lil Paul – Lil Paul & T-Gang

Review: Lil Paul – Lil Paul & T-Gang

The whole Lil Paul – Lil Paul & T-Gang album is a hood classic. Lil Paul came tight with his rhymes despite the fact that not everyone can’t understand a word Lil Paul says. He is a mixtape rapper at best. Pretty much any rapper could absolutely crush Lil Paul. Now the Lil Paul – Lil Paul & T-Gang album was a compilation album which featured verses from Lil Short, Scoota, Charles, Sputhy, and King Dino who are/were members of a Crip set known as the East Terrace Gangsters/East Terrace Gangstas aka T-Gang.

Some of you may remember that the Lil Paul album was advertised under the caption of “July ’99 – Lil Paul – T-Gang” above King 13 – Time Served in the Source Magazine. That was the same advertisement that was designed by Pen N Pixel.

The Lil Paul – Lil Paul & T-Gang album was supposed to be released in July 1999 on Commerce Street Records back when Commerce Street Records was located on East Commerce Street & North Walters Street (Commerce & Walters). However this did not happen for a variety of reasons.

A big part of the reason why the album was never completed and was never released was legal drama. Many of the artists who performed on the album were victims of recidivism. They were serving prison sentences in TDCJ for various crimes. Plus there was a gang injunction enforced by the City of San Antonio and SAPD against the East Terrace Gangsters/East Terrace Gangstas in 1999 which resulted in many of the members to be incarcerated and go into hiding. This was back when the East Terrace Apartments was on the verge of being demolished.

Sean only wanted to press up 1,000 units of the album because the City of San Antonio had a task force assigned to when Commerce Street Records was located on East Commerce Street & North Walters Street. He wanted to keep that album on the down low. The store on Commerce and Walters was used as a hang out for the East Terrace Gang. So SAPD and Bexar County seeked out a gang injunction against Sean and the property as they believed illegal activity was happening. Sean and the East Terrace Gangsters used the storefront to store weapons. However all the weapons were legally registered. After he moved the store to Windsor Park Mall, the gang injunction and task force unit went away. At least until 2002. However the store kept getting raided due to bootlegging.

Lil Paul, Scoot, and Lil Short of ETG (East Terrace Gang) made one killer classic with the song Five For Twenty. Five For Twenty was the hood anthem for East Terrace back then. Now Ricé and Cain produced some killer infectious bells and grooves on Five For Twenty. That is a fact. Lil Short of ETG shows haters no pity with his rap lyrics. Lil Paul and Lil Short were the hardest rappers out of East Terrace.

I rate this album 5/5*****!

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