You've no doubt heard of wine, women, and song. Devin the Dude, the funniest of Houston's rappers, has, too. But what really gets him going is weed, women, and bongs. Almost every one of To Tha X-Treme's seventeen songs concerns either smoke or hotties. He likes to get "higher than a thumbtack on a flyer of Reba McEntire," especially when there's someone special to do it with. Like Mike Skinner of the Streets and precious few others, the life represented on Devin's records is a pretty close approximation of real life as lived by real people. But few of us know people who can rap about it entertainingly in funky, bluesy packages backed by samples such as James Taylor's "Shower the People."
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