Deuce, on-air personality and music director for Hot 93.3 says:
Two of the hottest artist’s in Texas have collaborated to make one of the best CD’s to come out this year. “Both Sides of the Fence” takes you on a trip through Houston through the eyes of Trae and Rob G. The CD features eighteen hot tracks. Also featured on the CD are Rob G’s classics “How U Like Me Now” and the “Reppin’ My Block” (Mega Mix).
“On a Roll” is going to be the new stripper’s anthem. The beat is infectious and is a great song to chill with a lady too. “Ball Till U Fall” samples Slim Thug’s voice and makes a great song to cruise in your ride to. “Pockets On Swoll” is another banging track that teams Rob G up with his “Reppin’ My Block” producer again. The result is a another smash hit.
All in all, this CD has re-sparked the some what stagnant independent Texas artist releases as of late. Both Sides of the Fence is a CD that will stay on my iPod for sure, at least until both Trae and Rob G’s album’s drop.
Ian Morales, editor for Austin Vida:
I couldn’t agree with you more Deuce. I love the concept of the album, black and brown coming together. What impresses me most is neither Trae nor Rob G compromised their own style in some whack effort to sell the album’s theme. Rob G still spits in Spanish and English, staying true to his Latin roots. Fans of Latin rap in English will love “Screwston Texas”, where Houston artists Chingo Bling and S.P.M. join Rob G.
If you aren’t Latino, you won’t be turned off because Rob G’s Spanish flows are so sick that anyone with a pulse will be bobbin’ their head. And yes, “How You Like Me Now” and the “Reppin My Block Mega Remix” are Texas hip hop classics. Just go to any hip hop club on 6th street and watch the crowd get down crazy to either track.
Both Sides of The Fence is clear evidence that Texas independent hip hop scene is alive and well. Like you, I can’t wait for the next Trae and Rob G albums. Just make sure you, Mimi, DJ 2DQ and the rest of the Hot 93.3 crew keep showing them love on the radio.
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