“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” Marcus Garvey
Every Thursday here on Quitetrillworldwide we are doing a throwback Thursday. We will pick a jam from the past in any genre and give you some info that you may not have known before about that artist.
Before his untimely death in 2002 there was no one reppin for Houston harder than Big Mello. Mello had a sound that was so Houston that it may have hindered him in a sense, no matter what Mello did it was Houston influenced. Mello was one of the O.Gs of the RapALot label. He was just so real and he was real without trying, this was not an act. Big Mello was that one gangsta ass potna that we all have that may have a few enemies but is 100% cool with damn near everybody in the hood. Mello had a sense of humor along with his gangster. He was rooted in the blues and funk and he never lost that. He didn’t sound like a rapper experimenting with funk and blues he sounded like an old blues player that just learned how to spit rhymes. On a personal note Big Mello’s 2nd album “Wegonfunkwichamind” was the soundtrack to the summer of ‘94’ for us here in Texas. We felt like Mello was one of the guys that came up with Scarface and the Geto Boys and had the same dope sound but it seemed like he would stay “Texas” and not change his sound (not that GBs did) but Mello was uncompromisingly Texas and funky.