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About T.W.D.Y.

Led by prominent Oakland producer Ant Banks, T.W.D.Y. (The Whole Damn Yey) also features Dolla Will and Captain Save'm. This trio focuses on the hard, sleazy, gangsta style rap that Banks helped define on his work for Too $hort, Spice 1, and E-40, among others. Their first release, Derty Werk, appeared in 1999 after Banks had spent the better part of the decade making a name for himself as one of the West Coast's best producers, and also with a handful of his own less-successful solo albums. The single "Players Holiday" catapulted Derty Werk to success in America and remained in rotation in many areas until the quick follow-up, Lead the Way. In 2015 rapper IamSu! honored the crew with his song "T.W.D.Y.," which featured Too $hort and E-40 as guests. ~ Jason Birchmeier

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