Rappin’ 4-Tay – Playaz Club

Rappin’ 4-Tay released his single “Playaz Club” back on August 16, 1994.  The single was produced by Cyrus Esteban and Franky J and the single and album “Don’t Fight the Feelin‘” were released on Chrysalis Records.

The first time I had heard Rappin’ 4-Tay was on Too Short’s single “Don’t Fight the Feelin“‘ (off  the LP “Life Is…Too Short“) which is the same name of his debut album.  He then did a bid in prison on drug related charges and then dropped his debut album right after.

Playaz Club” sampled the the drum pattern from “Papa Was Too” by Joe Tex and a crazy nice guitar sample of “Private Number” by William Bell and Judy Clay.  It has one of those beats that is slow enough for you too flip it on the b-side and play the instrumental to your heart’s content.  The lyrics are as slow as the beat and 4-Tay spits about the game and how he has love from Filmore to Atlanta and everywhere in between.  This is one of those songs that will have you loving it from the first note.

The album “Don’t Fight the Feelin‘” was “aiight” and had some dope tracks like the radio friendly “I’ll Be Around” featuring The Spinners, “Back Again” and “Call It What You Want To“, but it’s the lead single that makes this album worthwhile.

Me and my homies we tighter than a glove
Chop a lot of game is how we do it at the Playaz Club
Check the pool or kick it in the tub
Cause we kick much ass at the Playaz Club

[Verse 1]
I got a ho named Reel-to-Reel
She got a buddy named SP 12, now you know the deal
We gets freaky in the studio late night
That’s why the beats that you hear are coming real tight
Something to roll to, something to stroll to
If you’s a playa in the game this will hold you
Mo money, mo money for the bank roll
Stick to the script, don’t slip in the ’94
A lot of fools put salt in the game
To where these women get the notion that they running the game huh
I run my own and I’m my own self person
No respect make the situation worsen
Fillmore, H.P., and Sunnydale
There’s a playaz club everywhere you dwell
Lakeview, P.H., and Army Street
A different part of town a different kind of freak
I just wiggle my toes on a mink rug
And press play on the remote at the playaz club


(More champagne, Mr. Forte?)

[Verse 2]
From day one I had to get my money right
Me, Fly, and Franky J we took a airplane flight huh
They wanted to hear a rap I said alright bet
We dropped the beat and grabbed the mic then they wrote a check
A few G’s for the pocket no hesitation
Took a flight back to the Golden State and
Shops made orders from a whole new capital
The word was gettin’ out 4-Tay’s out rappable
Don’t need a Glock but I bought one just in case
Suckas try to stop me from pursuing my paper chase
Cause the chase is on because it don’t stop
I got the beat and got the rap you make the Glock pop
So treacherous suckas couldn’t sweat this on a bad day
By the way just in case you never heard
Rappin 4-Tay, I’m on the smooth tip
Never trippin’ off them suckas popping off at the lip
I pop the top off the drank and we can roll some dank bro
Leave the Gat at the house bring some dominoes
Take off your shoes relax and get a body rub
And shoot your macking at these women at the playaz club


[Verse 3]
You can’t resist it but don’t get it twisted
V.I.P. that means the number’s not listed
Membership is based on clout and how you carry yourself
Now homie what you all about?
I stack paper and kick it with the O.G’s
Some got a nine-to-five some drink a lot of keys
You can learn a whole lot from a playa
A lot of these playas make a damn good rhyme sayer
A lot of people get a misconception
And start drifting in the wrong direction
Miss goody two shoe I’ see you later
I ain’t got time you ain’t nothing but a playa-hater
I’d rather kick it with the crew in Arizona
They chop game like we do in California
Another show another flow a new bank account
But cash money comes in large amounts
So get your membership but never slip to lame fast
Or else Fly will have to tap that ass
And drop you to the ground and make your knees scrub
It’s just an everyday thang at the Playaz Club


[Outro: Rappin’ 4 Tay & Lil Fly]
Yeah, I’d like to send this shout out
To all the Playaz Clubs throughout the world
I know they got a Playaz Club in Chicago
What about that one they got out there in Philly, Fo?
You know they got one out there in Atlanta
The way they be choppin’ it
Shit, Detroit, New York, Texas
Yeah, but we gonna move on down to these Playaz Clubs closer to home like Seattle
L.A., Bakersfield, San Diego
P.A., V-Town, Richmond, Sacramento
Yeah, but a special shot goes out to the Playaz Club
Right across the water in the Biggity Biggity O
Yeah, and last but definitely not least yeah
Them Playaz Clubs they got right there in the

San Francisco mothafuckin’ bay, yeah
Where your Playaz Club at 4?
My Playaz Club right in the heart of Fillmore
Uh, I feel you boy
Where yours at Fly?
Man, on the corner of Third and Newcomb right in the heart of HP, huh
This is for all you playaz out there mayne
We out at the Playaz Club

-Al E.

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