Compton’s Most Wanted and Oakland duo Luniz rose to prominence in the 1990s. Luniz had a smash hit with “I Got 5 On It” from 1995’s Operation Stackola while CMW’s Music To Driveby is often heralded as a West Coast gangsta rap classic.
Now, a member from each respective group — CMW’s Tha Chill and Luniz rapper Yukmouth — have joined forces for a new video called “The Hook Up (Remix).” The track serves as sequel to the original single “I Got The Hook Up” featuring fellow CMW vet MC Eiht, Weazel Loc and the one and only Kurupt.
“As far as California living, Compton and Oakland have always shared a lot in common,” Chill tells HipHopDX. “I’ve always respected the people of the Bay Area and always got that love in return. I’ve been knowin’ Yukmouth since he was a youngin’ in the game of CMW and Luniz.
“I like bringing the unexpected connections with my features. I sit back and think, ‘How would CMW and the Luniz or CMW and N.W.A or CMW and Tha Dogg Pound Gang, et cetera would sound like together?’ So with Yuk, it was a no brainer. I’ve always loved his style and smash.”
Meanwhile, Yukmouth grew up looking up to CMW. He had a chance to tour with Eiht while Chill was in prison. But as soon as he was released, it was on.
“I’ve been a fan of CMW since high school, then eventually got signed, met and toured with Eiht while Chill was locked up,” Yukmouth tells DX. “When Chill got out and linked with me, first thing I told him was I need some CMW-style production for my album.
“Ever since then we’ve been connected at the hip. Then he hits me up for the remix and I was thrilled and excited to finally do some music with them WestCoast legends.”
“The Hook Up (Remix)” comes from Chill’s most recent solo album FOHEAD, which dropped in May. The 14-track project features guest appearances from KXNG Crooked, Kurupt, Suga Free, Eiht and MC Ren, among others.
Revisit the song below, check out “Tha Hook Up (Remix)” up top and cop FOHEAD here.