Johnny Ciggs - Toilet Wine
Gritty City Records presents a new album from Johnny Ciggs - Toilet Wine. With some borrowed beats from Jay-Z (“U Don’t Know”) and disco/soul vintage joints as well as OGs, Toilet Wine is a hard edged hang-time. For those not familiar with the title, it is a substance inmates make in their cell’s toilets. So, yeah, not exactly clean. Has anyone else noticed how obsessed hip hop artists are now with alcohol-related products lately? This album is no exception with song titles like “Champagne” and “Pass Drinks.”
Aside from the expected shout outs to Gritty City crew, the album also name-drops Richmond a bunch. Check out “Rich City Slickers” featuring Big Preme and Dank D. Other guests on the album include Delta Automatik, Sirus the Virus, Pandemic (Gritty City rep), Joe Threat, Fan Ran and more. “Hard to find the headiest nugs/For us its just life so we order em up/Or if you need somethin else …just walk on Broad Street or main cocaine block” is one of Dank D’s killer phrases. FYI, “Bathtub Gin” ft. Oxen Johnson has nothing to do with the Phish song.
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