INTERNATIONAL FAMILY AFFAIR by IFA

SKU113140
ArtistIFA
TitleINTERNATIONAL FAMILY AFFAIR
LabelNBN ARCHIVES
Catalog #NBNAIFA
Genre
ReleaseW 37 - 2020
FormatVinyl - EU2LP
Exclusive
 € 22,99 incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. rollin
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/n/nbnaifa_international_family_affair/01_rollin.mp3
  2. throw ya hands up
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/n/nbnaifa_international_family_affair/02_throw_ya_hands_up.mp3
  3. gees get lonely 2
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/n/nbnaifa_international_family_affair/03_gees_get_lonely_2.mp3
  4. do u wanna ride
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/n/nbnaifa_international_family_affair/04_do_u_wanna_ride.mp3
  5. bustas
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/n/nbnaifa_international_family_affair/05_bustas.mp3
  6. i like
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/n/nbnaifa_international_family_affair/06_i_like.mp3
  7. off da hook
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/n/nbnaifa_international_family_affair/07_off_da_hook.mp3
  8. you need a g
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/n/nbnaifa_international_family_affair/08_you_need_a_g.mp3
  9. slide
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/n/nbnaifa_international_family_affair/09_slide.mp3
  10. o.g. funk
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/n/nbnaifa_international_family_affair/10_o.g._funk.mp3
  11. family affair
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/n/nbnaifa_international_family_affair/11_family_affair.mp3

Description

NBN Archives’ second reissue is the debut - and sole - LP of Bay Area group – i.f.A aka International Family Affair.
A lethal fusion of G-Funk and R&B, this self-titled album was first released on Rollin Record Enterprises in 1997.

After having dropped their first single on Capitol in 1996 and being shelved right after, band-leader Derrick Shaw had the plan to start over his i.f.A project independantly. With roots in and around Oakland, East Palo Alto and Stockton, it was only a matter of time before these musical minds would meet to form their own “Family Affair.”

Derrick Shaw aka D-SHOOT was a vocalist and musician with a well-known band called Kashmir before he met the self-dubbed Godfather. After an introduction on the basket-ball court, the two became friends and immediately went to work flushing out many of D.’s musical concepts. In stepped BIAS, a rapper born into the game. His versatile rap styles blended perfectly with i.f.A.’s old school Funk and R&B vibe. SOS, a rapper from the streets of Oakland with a unique cadence, added his “gangsta rap” and “rough edge” background which compliments the style of i.f.A.

Produced by D-Shoot and Ivan Johnson this LP is loaded with rapping and singing backed with smoothed-out instrumentals that gives off that "laid-back/bumping" vibe with that "something for the ladies".

“It’s so different you can’t help but like it. We will appeal to a wider fan base because we’re not trying to sound like every other act coming out.” - D-Shoot.

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