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Review: The Underground Committee – For Da Profit

The Underground Committee – For Da Profit one of The Underground Committee’s more street savvy albums that revolves around the concept of getting money. The Underground Committee was more about their hustle and lyrics on this album than their debut album. This is evident on songs such as Just Wanna Shine, We Some Ballers, Ballin Ain’t Impossible, and For Da Profit. Each song on this album uses a different style prepared with distinctive lyrics and unique styles of flowing. For example, the songs Menage A Trios and Mamacita uses both styles of Spanish rap & Latin rap. Another example is the song Everyday Everyday uses a merengue twist. True Down South rap fans will enjoy this album. For Da Profit is a tight ass album with off da hook lyrics.

Spanx designed the album’s artwork and cover for the record label. The cars you see used on the album cover were owned by the members of The Underground Committee. The car details are what helped make this album stand out in a sense of relevancy. Both the retail version & degraded version of the album cover were exactly the same.

Southern Kumphert was more hands on with production than he was on their debut album. He produced a majority of this album with Apollo and Spanx. Of course Apollo and Spanx were the engineers who mixed the album as they did with The Prophecy album along all other The Underground Committee albums and Last Hour Records releases.

For Da Profit served as the successor album for The Prophecy album. This album was just as successful as their debut album. Despite not being as heavily promoted as the debut album, For Da Profit managed to sell 11,000 units.

The Underground Committee had talent and made some hits. The Underground Committee is one of the San Antonio rap groups that should have gotten more exposure next to Tribe 46, Big House Click (BHC), Down and Dirty Click, Poetic Vandals, Southern Merchandise, and Tone City Kingz.

For Da Profit is the title track and is one of their songs which revolved around the concept of getting money. Everything members of The Underground Committee does is for the profit. All they want is a pie of the American pie. This whole song is one hard ass song. The last verse of the song is where The Underground Committee killed it. That verse is what made this song the bomb. Classic SA-Town shit.

Everyday Everyday uses a merengue twist as the piano and beats used on this song alternate between 58 BPM and 64 BPM on a straight/regular 8-count. Their vocals seem to mimic Nelly’s St. Louis derrty style of rapping. J-Roc is the one who mimicked Nelly’s St. Louis derrty style of rapping on this particular song. Overall the song copies Nelly and Twista’s style of rapping. The Dirty South sounds makes the song stand out. This is rap music at a new level as each verse on this song uses a different style. Everyday everyday if you rep the south.

Menage A Trios both styles of Spanish rap and Latin rap with a merengue twist. This song alternates between 58 BPM and 64 BPM on a straight/regular 8-count.

Who’s Lookin Over Me is one of those battle rap songs with hardcore lyrics and Dirty South beats. You knew it was time to take care of business when this song was played. Now the beats are what made this song a classic.

The Underground Committee teaches us on that living a life of crime is not at all glamorous and that crime does not pay on the song Counting Days. Anyone who has served time can relate to this song.Anybody raised on the South Side of San Antonio can relate to this song as well.

Lyrics to the chorus are “I used to paper chase/the judge threw me time/now I’m counting days to the cell I’m confined/I’m looking for some ways to change my life” Anyone who has served time can relate to the lyrics of the chorus. Lyrics to the chorus are an example of how living a life of crime is not all glamorous or easy. Anybody raised on the South Side of San Antonio can relate to this song as well. The lyrics explain how that person was a product of our environment.

The lyrics “Living the high life/Then the next day you hear they got popped” glorifies the dangerous and deadly aspects living a life of crime.

The lyrics “I’m looking for some ways to change my life” is about seeking a change for the better. These lyrics are seek a solution for something better in life.

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

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