This is the 11th full-length album from Queens duo Onyx. Consisting of Sticky Fingaz & Fredro Starr, the first 3 outings Bacdafucup as well as All We Got Iz Us & Shut ‘Em Down are rightfully considered by many to be East Coast classics. They went on to release 2 mediocre albums in the early 2000s before going AWOL, returning in 2014 with the Snowgoons produced #WAKEDAFUCUP. Black Rock was ok & Snowmads was a great follow-up to #WAKEDAFUCUP, but Onyx 4 Life & 1993 were as mid as Black Rock to me. That being said, I was very much looking forward to Onyx vs. Everybody given that Fredro is producing the whole thing.
After the titular intro, “It’s Goin’ Down” opens up the EP with some horns talking about going brazy whereas “Shoot Wit” is a raw boom bap banger calling to raise the hand that the shooters let off rounds with. “Real Evil” ominously opens up about killing people leading into Termanology tagging along for the symphonic “Project Gladiators” declaring themselves as such.
“I Rap Like” works in some pianos & dusty drums showing y’all they still got it, but “Bac Up Off Me” with Harrd Luck is so short that there’s literally no point of it being on here in my opinion. The song “Raze the Crime Rate” returns to the raw street life anthems despite the Ricky Bats feature missing the target & after the “Brooklyn Bullshit” interlude, the closer “Talk in New York” with Big Twins rounds everything out with a fresh ode to the 5 boroughs.
For an EP, I think this happens to be one of Onyx’s best efforts in a while. I wish it was a little more fleshed out & a couple of the features are questionable, but Fredro schools it behind the boards as he & Sticky Fingaz still deliver the hardcore hip hop style they blew up off of.
On March 30, 1993, cousins Fredro Starr and Sticky Fingaz and their partners Sonny Seeza and Big DS put out their debut album, Bacdafucup, on the newly created Rush Associated Labels.
Primarily produced by the group’s founder Jam Master Jay, other production credits include The Afros’ Kool Tee, Chryskillz, and a then young producer named Jeff Harris; Bacdafucup was by far Onyx’s best studio LP, becoming certified platinum by the RIAA in just a little over seven months after its debut.
The album’s sure shot singles include the riot-causing “Throw Ya Gunz,” the horn propelled “Shiftee,” and of course, the mainstream favorite of all, “Slam.”
Onyx made their claim to fame with their trademark “mad face,” bald heads, and all black everything. Many copycats came after these guys, but their mark on the game is definitely unparalleled. Salute to Fredro, Sticky, Seez, and a big RIP to DS.
On March 30, 1993, cousins Fredro Starr and Sticky Fingaz along their partners Sonny Seeza and Big DS to put out their debut album, Bacdafucup, on the newly created Rush Associated Labels . Primarily produced by the group’s founder Jam Master Jay, other production credits includes The Afros’ Kool Tee, Chryskillz and a then young producer named Jeff Harris, Bacdafucup was by far Onyx’s best studio LP, becoming certified platinum by the RIAA in just a little over seven months after its debut.
The album’s sure shot singles include the riot-causing “Throw Ya Gunz”, the horn propelled “Shiftee”, and of course the mainstream favorite of all, “Slam”.
Onyx made their claim to fame with their trademark “mad face”, bald heads and all black everything. Many copycats came after these guys, but their mark on the game is definitely unparalleled. Salute to Fredro, Sticky, Seez, and a big RIP to DS.
Last year this time, incarcerated rapper Kodak Black made a stunning claim on IG Live that he punched Onyx front man Sticky Fingaz in the face. To add insult to injury, he even claimed that the crazy baldhead had a fugazi gun in his possession on the day in question.
Fredro Starr and Sticky himself sat down on the No Jumper podcast to dispel the claims made by the “Zeze” rapper. Check out how the 90s legends scoff at the idea.
There’s no doubt that Kodak Black is a controversial character, but his recent run-in with Onyx frontman and actor Sticky Fingaz is proof that the South Florida rapper has no love for his Hip-Hop predecessors.
Allegedly, the Dying To Live rapper ran into Sticky on his tour bus and it didn’t take long before things went south.
Kodak Black has a penchant for the outlandish statement, and the young Florida rapper once again proved that point in a recent video. Taking to Instagram Live, Kodak claims he punched Sticky Fingaz of Onyx fame in the face and discovered the veteran rapper was allegedly walking around with a fake gun.
In the video clip, Kodak is seen talking to fans about the alleged incident although he doesn’t say where or when it happened. What is clear is that Kodak was clearly agitated by Sticky’s presence.
“I ain’t like his old head energy, ’cause I don’t really like older people like that,” Kodak shared. “I’m a ’90s baby. I don’t got no respect for y’all. So, this n*gga he was on my bus, like…I ain’t never say this, but tonight I’m gonna say it. This f*ck n*gga, he was playing crazy on my bus, and I ain’t like that. I ain’t even know why my cousin let this f*ck n*gga or where he met this n*gga at.”
Kodak goes on to explain that he punched Sticky and then rummaged through the rapper’s bag in where he discovered the alleged fake firearm. Quite a wild story, if true.