CHICO & COOLWADDA

"If it's flavor that you want, we gonna give it to you/ If it's pimping that you want, we gonna give it to you/ If it's gangster that you want, we can give it to you/ people all over the world watch the way we spit." (from the track, "We Wanna Give It To You"). This diversity on the mic is why Chico and Coolwadda will keep fans from anywhere entertained. "I'm a lyrical battle rapper," says the laidback Coolwadda. "If cats want to battle, we can take it there. I'm the all-around rapper. Music is supposed to be fun. We ain't supposed to be killing each other on wax." "Our music is a li'l more refreshing than what you usually hear from the West," says Chico, whose nasal-inflected voice is one of the album's highlights. "We're trying to be the first five mic album from out here." Flexin' actual lyrical talent without always posing like a mean man is something both Chico and Coolwadda wanted to convey.