Gift of Gab Records / Press

“Bigga Black Wanted Dead: Thee Album (Gift of Gab Records) by D.X. Ferris It's not too late for one more summer jam, so let Bigga Black's "Reminiscin' (While I'm Spliffin')" ease your transition into fall. The track bounces with a sticky beat that helps tells the rhymer's story, from his days as a wasted youth on Cleveland streets to his return as a positive-minded street entrepreneur who still samples simple pleasures from time to time. After all, what's a hip-hop album without women and weed? A true soldier, Black skipped town in the '90s. He returned to Cleveland in 2005, releasing the first in the series of his Wanted Dead EPs, which sold by the trunkful. Wanted Dead: Thee Album collects the best of the four discs, 11 blunted cuts about looking for love, but finding sex. Loving God, and getting blazed. Infused with an insistent live funk guitar, "Listen P.M. (Premeditated Murder)" proves that Black can keep his head through some moderate indulgences.”