That Throwed Yung Playa album by Yungstar was pretty much a compilation disguised and promoted as an album by Straight Profit Records and Epic Records in 2000. Yungstar can’t hold down his own lyrical weight or solo tracks on an album by himself. He can’t hold down his own weight on an album by himself.
He only rapped on tracks such as Knockin’ Pictures Off Da Wall, Out Of Sight Out Of Mind, I’m Still A Baller, TYP, Gots To Be Everything, and Keep It Real. He barely rapped on any of this album. Just maybe a verse here and there. Or a few verses. The album features 21+ different rappers from the Houston area. 18 of which were from Southwest Houston. 2 from Missouri City (Mo City).
However the album does have its standout moments and highlight tracks such as Knockin’ Pictures Off Da Wall, Out Of Sight Out Of Mind, I’m Still A Baller, TYP, Gots To Be Everything, and Keep It Real. Music collectors have cherished and purchase this album for years. However they only purchase this album for replay value and for completion sake.
To sum it all up, the album is 50% gibberish and 50% features vice versa. The album is mainly a collectors item for completionists. Despite the downsides this album is a classic! This album is energetic but not too hedonistic.
The intro is where Yungstar comments on the importance of keeping his name in the rap game. At the time he was riding high on the success of Lil’ Troy’s Wanna Be a Baller song. He was in his prime back then.
Lil Flip and C-Note go on a lyrical freestyle for Grippin’ Grain. Lil Flip takes control of verses for the first 1/4th of the duration for this track. C-Note takes control halfway. The track samples Tony! Toni! Toné! – It Never Rains In Southern California. Solo D was responsible for production and musical arrangements. Grippin Grain is about money and living the high life.
TYP is a Straight Profit posse cut with Lil Flex, Black 1, and Slikk Breeze. TYP samples Michael Jackson – PYT hence the inspiration and title for this track. The track is laced with a dance pop sound over nonchalant hip hop beats and rap lyrics.
Knockin Pictures Off Da Wall was the hit single that caught a buzz over the radio stations in Houston, Texas. It was played continuously on the radio in 1999 and early 2000s. Yungstar held down his own weight lyrically on this song with Lil Flex providing background vocals. Knockin Pictures Off Da Wall was a Yungstar/Lil Flex duo cut.
I’m Still A Baller is where Yungstar revisits Lil Troy’s smash hit from 1998 called Wanna Be A Baller. Yungstar rode high on the success of that Lil Troy song. I’m Still A Baller picks up where Wanna Be A Baller left off. It’s cool how Yungstar incorporated the lyrics of his used in Wanna Be A Baller without using any samples. The song itself is a perfect Yungstar original. The song is a tale of materialism and gloss. It’s about money and living the high life. This is where he does floss.
Keep It Real is another Straight Profit posse cut. The song was produced by H-Town legendary producer Jhiame. R&B group Deep Threat provides backing as that soulful chorus you hear. Keep It Real samples Bills, Bills, Bills by Destiny’s Child.
Out Of Sight Out Of Mind has a banging bass line that you will surely remember. Lil Flex and Yungstar hold down the weight for most of the track. Particularly 1/4 of the track.
June 27 was the 18 minute freestyle that was included on the original 1999 pressing. This freestyle was originally created by DJ Screw. It was not included on the 2000 re-release due to sample clearance issues which is why Epic left the 18 minute freestyle off the nationwide release.
I rate this album 3/5***!