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Straight Up Menace

by Rome

UGK – Pocket Full of Stones

Has to be tied for one of the best songs on the Menace II Society soundtrack (which would be the best soundtrack ever if it weren’t for Above the Rim and Murder Was the Case) and definitely stood as a proper introduction for UGK to the west coast. Featured with songs from Spice 1, MC Eiht, and a host of west coast mainstays, “Pocket Full of Stones” banged on its own, if not for the southern twang of Bun B and Pimp C (there was no mention of mark ass busters from what I can remember in the song), but also for the rawness of the subject matter, which no one was checking for from the south at the time.

Whatever attracts you to hte song it still bangs in ’06 like it was ’93 so get it while the link is good, throw it in the ipod, and throw on your VHS copy of Menace II Society.