A talented but little known hardcore rap duo, Yomo & Maulkie were down with the members of N.W.A. but had more in common with Public Enemy lyrically. Despite the N.W.A. association, Yomo & Maulkie were far from gangsta rap. The MCs both came out of L.A., where they signed with Eazy-E's Ruthless label in the early '90s. In 1991, Eazy served as executive producer on their superb debut album, Are U Xperienced?, which was distributed by Atlantic and took its name from Jimi Hendrix's famous debut album. Unfortunately, the album fell through the cracks, and commercial success continued to elude Yomo & Maulkie.
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