Yomo & Maulkie
|Yomo & Maulkie|
|Origin||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Associated acts||Eazy-E, The D.O.C., Da Lench Mob|
|Past members||Yomo Smith
Yomo & Maulkie were a hardcore hip hop duo that was associated with the members of N.W.A., although the duo was not a gangsta group. Instead, its lyrics hewed more toward Public Enemy's political style. Both Yomo and Maulkie came from Los Angeles, where the duo signed with Ruthless Records, the label owned by Eazy-E. Yomo and Maulkie first worked with Eazy-E in 1989 when they provided additional vocals to The D.O.C.'s debut album No One Can Do It Better (which Eazy executive produced). In 1991, Eazy worked with them again as executive producer for its only full-length album Are U Xperienced?, distributed by Atco/Atlantic Records. The album's name is derived from Jimi Hendrix's 1967 album Are You Experienced?. The group found little commercial success, however. Maulkie later joined Ice Cube's protégé group Da Lench Mob. The song "For the Love of Money" off of Are U Xperienced? was later, in 1994, reused on the Bone Thugs-n-Harmony single "Foe tha Love of $," from the album Creepin on ah Come Up.
- 1991: Are U Xperienced?