Year: 2005
Produced By: Maki (4)
Album: The Jack Artist
Label: The Artist Records

In the middle of the last decade, a new sound started to come out of the small, quasi-suburban city of Pittsburg, in the Northeast Bay Area. Jacka and Husalah, members of the Mob Figaz, were putting out gangsta rap with a conscious aftertaste, often including moody, sing-songy hooks. "Barney (More Crime)" is arguably the best example of this sound; it retains a certain Bay Area silliness—calling purple weed Barney, for instance—but still manages to be a deeply emotional song. That is no easy task.