IFA INTERNATIONAL FAMILY AFFAIR
- NBN ARCHIVES
- 2LP ---- yen (税込)
名門＜CAPITAL＞から'95年にシングル”Rollin'”でデヴューするもアルバムのリリースはお蔵入り、その2年後にセルフレーベル＜ROLLIN RECORD ENTERPRISES＞を立ち上げ、＜DEATH ROW＞所属グループ・THA DOGG POUNDの片割れ、SNOOP DOGの従妹であったDAZ DILLINJAの作品にも関わってきた名手・IVAN JOHNSONとの共同プロデュースによって完成させたアルバムがヴァイナル再発。ニュージャック・スウィング名作の１つ、HI-FIVEの”I Like The Way
|A2.||Throw Ya Hands Up (3:49)||sample|
|A3.||Gee's Get Lonely 2 (4:14)||sample|
|B1.||Do U Wanna Ride (5:58)||sample|
|C1.||I Like (3:15)||sample|
|C2.||Off Da Hook (3:15)||sample|
|C3.||You Need A "G" (3:22)||sample|
|D2.||OG Funk (3:56)||sample|
|D3.||Family Affair (4:13)||sample|
NBN Archives’ second reissue is the debut - and sole - LP of Bay Area group – i.f.A aka International Family Affair.
A lethal fusion of G-Funk and R&B, this self-titled album was first released on Rollin Record Enterprises in 1997.
After having dropped their first single on Capitol in 1996 and being shelved right after, band-leader Derrick Shaw had the plan to start over his i.f.A project independantly. With roots in and around Oakland, East Palo Alto and Stockton, it was only a matter of time before these musical minds would meet to form their own “Family Affair.”
Derrick Shaw aka D-SHOOT was a vocalist and musician with a well-known band called Kashmir before he met the self-dubbed Godfather. After an introduction on the basket-ball court, the two became friends and immediately went to work flushing out many of D.’s musical concepts. In stepped BIAS, a rapper born into the game. His versatile rap styles blended perfectly with i.f.A.’s old school Funk and R&B vibe. SOS, a rapper from the streets of Oakland with a unique cadence, added his “gangsta rap” and “rough edge” background which compliments the style of i.f.A.
Produced by D-Shoot and Ivan Johnson this LP is loaded with rapping and singing backed with smoothed-out instrumentals that gives off that "laid-back/bumping" vibe with that "something for the ladies".
“It’s so different you can’t help but like it. We will appeal to a wider fan base because we’re not trying to sound like every other act coming out.” - D-Shoot.