Various Artists

This Is for the Homies

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This Is for the Homies is an unusual hip-hop collection that pays tribute to Chicano rap pioneers and David Gonzalez's comic strip "Homies," which appeared in Lowrider Magazine in the late '70s. Slow Pain's "Homies," Mr. Shadow's "Go Ahead," Cisco's "Just Like Mexico," and Lawless' "Here's to You" are some of the album's highlights. Also included are tracks by Frost, L.A.C., Beesh, Funky Aztecs, and A.L.T.. Gonzalez's "Homies" characters fill the album's artwork and liner notes, adding another level of authenticity to this worthwhile compilation.

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