This is the official, limited edition re-release, of the Fairfield, CA mobb style classic Skip Dog - 1st The Money Then The Power! This version has been pressed and sealed in the USA with a new bar code. 2 bonus tracks have been added to this album and the cd art has been updated with a new glossy picture!
In 1993 E Double Z & Skip Dog formed a group called E.Z.S.D. They put out an underground rap masterpiece called Game 2 Be Sold produced by Mike Mosley & Sam Bostic. Skip Dog was only sixteen at the time, but sharper than a thumb tack. Master P of No Limit records heard the underground bay area rap album, recognized da real, came 2 Fairfield, CA and broke Skip Dog off some bread to use his solo song. The Skip Dog solo Master P used was from the E.Z.S.D. Game 2 Be Sold album titled Puttin’-N-Work. Master P used the track on the original West Coast Bad Boyz Anotha Level Of The Game compilation that was released in 1994. In 1995 Skip Dog went solo and kept it straight gutta. Skip Dogs Uncle Fred and E-Boos hooked him up with T-Roy, from the legendary Ballers Ona Mission (B.O.M.). In 1996 Skip Dogs second album titled 1st The Money Then The Power was created in T-Roy’s garage. Then in 2000 Skip Dog followed up with a duo titled Madd Currency with Lil’ Jazz. All the tracks are produced by Rick Rock, K-Lou, B.C, and T-Roy of Ballers Ona Mission. This album was never officially released and still remains a bay area mob classic.
01 - The Only Thang I Know
02 - Puttin'-N-Work II
03 - Life Of A G ft. Telly Mac, Lil' Jazz, Lil D
04 - Madd Boots ft. Lil' Jazz, Juma, J.C.
05 - Hard Times
06 - Somebody Gone Mind
07 - Doing Thangs
08 - Dank Smokin' Hoe Chokin' Outro ft. Lil' Jazz, Young Psycho, Mac Lo
09 - Actin A Ass ft. Da Heathin
10 - Immaculate