Review: Twice The Power – Twice The Power

Twice The Power – Twice The Power was an album that was released on CD in 2001 by Wicked Bass Records and SFM Records. The album only was sold in the San Antonio area and is considered an underground release. Not that many copies were pressed. In terms of sound, this album has many similarities to Steppin Over The Edge. The album has that doodooism, heavy bass, and Latin rap.

Most of these tracks were recorded in 2001 although a few tracks were recored in 2000 and sometime earlier. These tracks were recorded at Wicked Bass Studios in San Antonio, Texas. DJ Devastator did the mixing.

The Twice The Power group is a Latin rap group from the 90s which was based outta San Antonio, Texas. They were active from 1992 to 2002. Twice The Power consisted of 3 amigos. They were IROK, Wicked G, and the underground legendary DJ called DJ Devastator. Kid Ray would later join the group and remained until 2002 when the group broke up.

Step If U Wanna Step was recorded in 2001 by DJ Devastator. Members Mr. IROK, Wicked G, Kid Ray, and DJ Devastator are included on the track. This track has a crunk sound mixed with heavy bass over usage of funky keyboard synths. Mr. IROK and Kid Ray take charge for most this track.

Twice The Power warns those to step up to them if they want to go into a lyrical battle. Twice The Power claims to be OGs in San Antonio rap. They are the few of the original pioneers of San Antonio rap left in the game. Don’t mess with the loco vatos.

People have been saying Twice The Power quit just because they have been out of the scene for a while. They never quit. They were in the studio putting down tracks. Twice The Power spreads the words of fire. They push tracks like a straight hustle from the streets.

9 Kegs is a perfect song to get drunk and wasted to. Mr. IROK, Kid Ray, and Wicked G perform. DJ Devastator is on the turntables. The song was a hit on radio stations in San Antonio thus gaining much airplay. This track was recorded, arranged, and mixed by DJ Devastator song with Mr. IROK in 2001. The track is an original recording.

The track takes place at a house party at 10 PM on a Friday night. There are 9 kegs of beer. Ladies are everywhere showing their booties with g-strings on. It’s easy to lose control at a house party. There’s no party like a SA-Town party!

If U Only Knew was recorded by DJ Devastator and Mr. IROK in 2000. What is different about this track the absence of heavy bass.

The rhymes Twice The Power kicks are major since the days of Sky pagers. They let us know who was putting records on music store shelves in San Antonio. It’s clear the group wants to be remembered throughout history. Twice The Power’s in the house to shake shit up. Twice The Power is on the rise and can’t be faded. At least in the underground.

Get Down has a futuristic sound due to its electronic soundscape used and electronic tech keyboard synths used. Southern rap meets Latin rap with an electronic touch. It’s percussion is distorted and crunchy sounding very similar to an 8 bit video game.

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

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