Allfrumtha I

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Allfrumtha I
Allfrumtha I.jpg
Binky Mack & Squeak Ru
Background information
Origin Inglewood, California, United States
Genres West Coast hip hop, Rap, Gangsta rap
Years active 1996–2005
Labels Hoo-Bangin' Records, Priority Records
Associated acts The Comrads, Road Dawgs, Mack 10, Ice Cube, WC, CJ Mac, Westside Connection, K-Dee, Boo Kapone, DJ Crazytoones
Website allfrumthaimusic.com
Members Binky Mack
Squeak Ru

Allfrumtha I, pronounced all-from-the-eýe (I as in Inglewood),[1] was an American rap group from Inglewood, California, with two members: Binky Mack and Squeak Ru. They first appeared together on Westside Connection's 1996 debut album, Bow Down. Before dropping their self-titled debut album on Priority Records in 1998, they appeared together on several Priority Records soundtracks and compilations, including: The Substitute, West Coast Bad Boyz II, Big Thangs, Gang Related and Straight Outta Compton: N.W.A 10th Anniversary Tribute.

Background[edit]

Binky Mack and Squeak Ru picked up that creative perspective from Westside Connection, the West Coast supergroup composed of Ice Cube, Mack 10 and WC. After their impressive work on Bow Down, Allfrumtha I was signed by Mack 10 to his then-fledgling Hoo-Bangin' Records, and in 1998 released its self-titled debut album. The album peaked at number 168 on the Billboard 200, at number 6 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers and at number 32 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.[2] Along with singles, music videos were released for the songs: "County Jail"[3] and "Fill My Cup (To the Rim)",[4] making the duo one of the West Coast's hottest new groups.[5]

In 2001, Allfrumtha I returned with Uncut and then took some time off before reconvening in 2004 to work on another album. "We've been going through a music phase, seeing what was going on and listening to everybody else," Binky Mack explains. "We were listening to some of the music that wasn't hot and decided to get back on. During the layoff, I was just doing beats and listening to other people's music. We were studying the game."[5]

In 2008, Squeak Ru released his debut solo album, Fatworld, on The Oglio Entertainment Group. The album features guest performances by Ice Cube, MC Eiht, Damani and G-Luv.[6]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • 1998: Allfrumtha I
  • 2001: Uncut
  • 2005: Larger Than Life
  • 2014: Theme Frum Tha Black Hole

Solo projects[edit]

  • 2007 : Binky Mack – Held Hostage (EP)
  • 2008 : Squeak Ru – Fatworld
  • 2008 : Squeak Ru – Digital Fatworld
  • 2012 : Binky Mack – The Black Republican Mixtape (Mixtape)

Filmography[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Advertisement. XXL: 167. January 1997.
  2. ^ ((( Allfrumtha I > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums ))). All Media Guide, LLC. Retrieved on 2010-01-31.
  3. ^ Allfrumtha I – "County Jail" (official video). YouTube. Retrieved on 2010-01-31.
  4. ^ Allfrumtha I – "Fill My Cup (To the Rim)" (official video). YouTube. Retrieved on 2010-01-31.
  5. ^ a b Official Allfrumtha I site. "allfrumthaimusic.com". Retrieved on 2010-01-31.
  6. ^ Fatworld. Tower Records. Retrieved on 2010-01-31.

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