Intro: Yeah this was somewhat an urban myth about the pressed up version of this soundtrack ever existing. In most cases you would see this soundtrack on cdr with cheap ass inserts. With that being the case this is the cd I paid the most for thus far in my years of collecting rap. The project features a lot of exclusive tracks from Gary, Indiana rappers that do not appear on any other albums. The production is done by various underground producers like Fingeroll, Don Vito, E-Slicc of LowEnd records.
Interlude: After the “G.I. Riot” (intro) first track is “Most Wanted” featuring Mr.Real Nigga and II Face. This is some real laid back shit to kick the soundtrack off with. The production by Don Vito and Frank Nitti put you in the mood to do some blunt burning and cruise around town with the super laid back tempo of this shit. Mr. Real Nigga and II Face basically just ride the beat and flows immaculately throughout out this shit. The chorus wordplay is very good and blends in perfectly with the production. You can't do anything but bump this shit overall. “Only What U Make It” featuring The Outside is up next and it's a classic track from Outside's “Aint No Tamin' cd you should bump if you haven't heard it yet. Following the interlude “Retalition(Payback)” is the very hard and vicious song “Runnin Out of Time” by Ghetto Soldiers featuring Mr. Murder & Camouflage of Murder Mafia Family. This is some super mash out and looses your mind type of shit. The production by Don Vito and Frank Nitti has a super fast tempo with chimes and violin like sound effects. The flows and lyrics are on some high quality underground shit for sure and doesn't disappoint in any phase of the song. Mr. Murder verse is my definite favorite. Ahh yeah hears my all time favorite group Original Menace with another classic for your fucking ears with the song “Hit A Lick”. The production by Don Vito and Frank Nitti has that sinister, mobbish, nightmarish, and life threatening feel with some faint piano loops. Original Menace drops some classic flows on this shit and the chorus definitely makes you bob that head also. Bump that shit muthafucka. If you need to cheef on some weed then the song “Fire” by Murder Mafia Family featuring Tricky Nicky & Rukuz will fit you perfectly. It has an r&b vibe with the sample used on the production and singing done on the chorus. The song features very clean flows by Murda Mafia Family as they provide the appropriate skill to the track thru and thru. Well renowned and Gary, Indiana's best rapper ever is up next with Ric Jilla on the song “My Identity”. Will Scrilla is who I'm talking about and this is easily one of his best classic performances. The production by Whisett Ave & Soop is some hard hiting and sinister Midwest anthem type of shit. This also has super raw flows by Ric Jilla when he was super tight with the delivery and flow style. This song was also on Ric Jilla's Whaddupdoe ep but shit is super hard to find. Just sit back and enjoy this classic track. Another solid song “Deep In The Game” by Mob Tight Clique comes up next. This version of the group doesn't feature the deceased member D-Lo and has a slightly different style from their album “On Top of Thangz”. Either way this is a solid song with bumping production from Don Vito and Frank Nitti. “Ready To Die,Ready to Kill” by Black Mafia Clique is one of the weaker songs on this soundtrack but I still bump it sometimes. The production by Phil Brown and Bod Ware was somewhat boring and forced the group to carry the song to the preverbal finish line. Skee Balla of Family Trees is up next with “Organized Life Of Crime” and this is a very good song should have been on his solo album. Skee Balla has subtle lyrics that creep up on you and take for granted how lyrically gifted he is. The production by Fingeroll has a real mellow and dream like state feel that fits the storytelling flows by Skee Balla. This is a much underrated song that might take a couple listens to get the whole scope of it. “Pick Up Da Pump” by Ghetto Soldiers is one of those underground songs you might hear in the club and a fight would start up. Its very ruckus song that gets the blood flowing with the production by Don Vito and Frank Nitti that is very anger induced. Ghetto Soldiers flows are not the best but they do a decent job on getting the point across. I usually skip the next song “We Gonna Party” by Money cause that shit sucks. After that is a decent drinking song by Outside with D-Fly of DramaWard called “Liqour”. Probably one of the better drinking songs that are worth listening to if that means anything to you. The song “Live or Die” is some classic shit in my book. It's performed by Ghetto Soldiers featuring G-Liq. The production by Don Vito & Frank Nitti has more of a chi town adrenaline rushing vibe with some dramatic sound effects. Furthermore, with the combination of good verses and an air tight chorus it makes for a real tight song. The last song before the outro “Die Slow” is the classic performance by The Stranga featuring J-Dilla on “On My Block”. The production by E Slicc and Mr. Dubb Sacc of Low End Records is on some creep in the dark and snatch yo life type of shit. The flows and lyrics are a superb example of vintage G.I. rap. It's another banger from Low End Records.
Outro: The production gave me pretty much what I needed in an underground rap soundtrack. The same can be said for the content throughout this project that featured some time-honored performances that we could only dream of today in underground rap. This soundtrack left me with some questions because it didn't feature some of the songs that were on the movie “Live or Die In G.I.” like the Low End Records posse freestyle or that Lil Maniac's Crew song that was never released on shit as far as I know of. I guess the original print run for this soundtrack was maybe a thousand in my fair estimate. In either format you find this soundtrack in I suggest you swoop it up because it has some tight songs and production that's worth listening to.
Rated:4 ½ out of 5