*** The Whoridas, "High Times," Delicious Vinyl/TVT. This Oakland duo delves deeply into hard-core, underground hip-hop on its second solid album. Choppa Saan and Mr. Taylor extol the splendor of marijuana and their street tendencies, central themes on the 15-song collection. Clever lyricists who practice up-tempo deliveries, the Whoridas benefit from booming beats from a bevy of underappreciated producers such as Julio G and DJ Rectangle.
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