Disturbing Tha Peace-affiliates Playaz Circle released their debut album in 2007. "Supply & Demand" came as the Atlanta duo of Tity Boi and Dolla Boy broke out of Ludacris' camp with material featuring just the two of them after years of features on works form others.
1. "Dear Mr. LA Reid" (Intro)
2. "#1 Trap Pick"
As we get things underway properly we have them talk about how the traps of ATL chose this pair to step up in 2007 to come up and do their thing after years of defining their sound, and so in over to satisfy those who have had lots of faith in their ability decided that it was time they made their mark on the southern Hip Hop scene, and his one has them blast onto the scene with a heavy impact.
3. "Duffle Bag Boy"
This track was the one which mot known them for as this was a monster track for the end of 2007, and had Lil' Wayne display a side which we know him well for as it has him show how he can adapt him vocals in a different way to get more out of it than simply rapping as for the hook he sings in an emotive way to get the rappers hyped to talk about how well-known they are for grinding out in College Park.
4. "Betta Knock"
This was one of the singles to the album, and it finds them with Ludacris, the person who had them signed up to a major label, and from here you find that they do things in a way which appears to appeal much more to Luda's style it does their with its fly beats which you expect from a track from a Ludacris album, not to say it is a bad one.
5. "Paper Chaser"
Phonte of Little Brother sings for the hook on this one, and I felt that this a a great move as having an MC do this part has him boost his own group as these up-and-comers do their thing here, and it appears that the quality of things improved with this gentle chorus being where the motivation for the song comes from. It is a nice little groove from them, and shows their diversity.
6. "We Workin'"
Drumma Boy does the beats in this track, and I felt that with one of the biggest producers for the southern scene behind them, they really couldn't go wrong with it, and it appears that it didn't happen as they went at this one hard and made sure that they made the most out of the beats which were given to them as it is fly, and it fits with what I expected to hear from them.
7. "U Can Believe It"
You have them working with beats from Buckwild, and it has them do more of the smooth work which I really didn't think I was going to find much of on this record. It is done well, and I believe that with the guidance of Luda (who features on it) they were given all that was needed to get through something which you wouldn't have necessarily have thought they would come up with.
8. "Paint Still Wet"
Here they get a chance to take it to the streets and doing something which I know they would have had a lot of fun performing as you get them going one which represents who they are as rappers, and the type of things (their cars) which they like to rap about as all those others from the area. The flows could have come out of a Houstonian, but I felt tha tit still worked here as it still suits what you associate with them around here with a Crunk sound.
After giving a definition of an "Outlaw", you have them playing right up to this description, and giving examples of how this fit with what they represent around this area. It is a rough one, and woks well off the hype of the tune prior to it with its hard beats and heavy bass pushing them as they go with some Gangsta Rap.
10. "Gucci Bag"
You have Shawnna of Disturbing Tha Peace joining them on this one too, and i felt that it was one of the biggest tunes on the thing as a result. The beats which you get, from J Rock, really are what exactly 2007 was about in the Dirty South, and so this is the type of thing which would have banged hard around here. It is a heavy tune, ad one of the best here.
11. "Let Me Fly"
Bringing the album to a close you have them doing more of the emotive rap where they are forced to drop all of their hood lyrics, and just come with something which is much more accessible to the general public (and doesn't isolate it to just those in the Dirty South who understand the type of things they comment on). It isn't really as good as the rest though, and it wasn't a good choice of track to end things on.
This is a pretty good album from Playaz Circle, and it has them throwing down a nice selection of track which have them varying the choice of direction in the rhymes and approach at almost end point in order to show just how much they have to offer. There is little that doesn't stand to the rest, and I wouldn't say that this olds it back that much at all.
Disc #1 Tracklisting
1 Dear Mr. LA Reid
2 #1 Trap Pick
3 Duffle Bag Boy - Lil Wayne, Playaz Circle
4 Betta Knock - Ludacris, Playaz Circle
5 Paper Chaser
6 We Workin
7 U Can Believe It - Ludacris, Playaz Circle
8 Paint Still Wet
10 Gucci Bag - Playaz Circle, Shawnna
11 Let Me Fly