Rodney-O & Joe Cooley

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Rodney-O & Joe Cooley are a rap group from Compton, California, best known for tracks such as "Everlasting Bass," "Cooley High," and "This is for the Homies." Rodney-O is a rapper and Joe Cooley is a DJ. At the height of their popularity, the group toured with MC Lyte, N.W.A, Kool Moe Dee and Grandmaster Flash.

Though their 1987 song "Everlasting Bass" never charted, it is their best-remembered song. In 2015, Rolling Stone named it as one of the 20 greatest West Coast Rap Songs released prior to N.W.A's 1988 album Straight Outta Compton.[1]

After over a decade of silence, the group announced that they were planning new album in 2011.[2] The album was tentatively titled Joe And Me[3] but only the single "That Supa Radio" materialized.

Discography[edit]

Albums
  • 1988 Me And Joe (Egyptian Empire) U.S. #187[4]
  • 1990 Three the Hard Way (Atlantic) U.S. #128[4]
  • 1991 Get Ready to Roll (Ichiban Records)
  • 1993 Fuck New York (Psychotic)
  • 1995 Everlasting Hits: The Best Of Rodney O & Joe Cooley (React)
  • 1998 The Final Chapter (React America)
  • 1999 Veteran's Day (Kritical)
Charting Singles[4]
Year Title Hot 100 Rap Album
1989 "This Is For The Homies" 17 Me And Joe
1990 "Say It Loud" 4 Three The Hard Way
1991 "Get Ready To Roll" 19 Get Ready To Roll
1993 "Humps For The Blvd." 84 10 Fuck New York
"U Don't Hear Me Tho'" 93

References[edit]

  1. ^ "20 Greatest Pre-'Straight Outta Compton' West Coast Rap Songs". rollingstone.com.
  2. ^ "West Coast Hip Hop Pioneers Rodney O & Joe Cooley Reunite, Plan Album". hiphopdx.com.
  3. ^ "Rodney O And DJ Joe Cooley Reunite". rapdirt.com.
  4. ^ a b c "Rodney O & Joe Cooley Chart History". billboard.com.


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