California and Texas collide as South Central's G-Perico, Compton's Jay Worthy, and Texas slash Minnesota producer Cardo recently formed like Voltron, creating a new crew called G-Worthy. While the announcement comes as a surprise, it gets even better. G-Worthy will be dropping their debut album Never Miss on Fool's Gold Records. The project's release date has yet to drop, but a lead-off single has been officially released - the title track "Never Miss." The track was described by Cardo as "late night mobbin'" music, so do with that what you will. But remember, mob responsibly.
After listening to the joint, it would appear Cardo's assessment is not far off. With soft, subdued west side synths, "Never Miss" evokes shades of the G-Funk classic "Regulate" by Warren G and the late Nate Dogg. Instead of the late-night mobbin' narrative, Perico and Jay Worthy opt for something a little more braggadocious, exuding some of that loc'd out charisma exclusive to the west coast. "Do somethin' besides hate," raps G-Perico, "that ain't gangsta." It's a simple statement, but one that seems more relevant than ever in 2017.
As someone who grew up loving west coast hip-hop from Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg & Xzibit, I developed an appreciation for the summer-friendly vibes, the brutal violence, and the themes of crew loyalty. Women, weed, and weather, the great western trifecta, seem to inherently permeate every west-coast record. "Never Miss" is no exception, and if you're not nodding your head by the time the g-funk synth rides out, you must have taken a wrong turn somewhere down the line.
G-Perico, Jay Worthy, and Cardo have all been enjoying successful solo runs. Perico has recently dropped the solo album All Blue, while Jay Worthy and Cardo have been laying down some serious production work. If this track is any indication, the chemistry shows plenty of promise. Stay tuned for the Never Miss project, coming soon.
Do somethin' besides hate, that ain't gangsta
Ain't no future in your frontin', boy I'm really gettin' money
I done came from the worst situation and made shit happen
No complainin' just keep on makin'