Release Date: Aug 5, 2008
Record label: Koch
Re-Up Gang :: Clipse Presents: Re-Up GangKoch RecordsAuthor: Jesal 'Jay Soul' PadaniaBefore "Hell Hath No Fury" dropped eighteen months ago, I'll admit to have not being particularly bothered about the Clipse. Sure, they had a couple of big singles and "Lord Willin'" was a solid enough international debut, but after such a massive gap I had almost consigned them to the darkest recesses of my mind. What kept them an "almost" was that excellent sequence of "We Got It For Cheap" mixtapes, fleshed out by the other Re-Up Gang members (Ab-Liva and Sandman).
The Re-Up Gang is sort of a side project of Clipse, featuring the duo teamed up with MCs Ab-Liva and Sandman. While Clipse were sidelined by record-label shuffles and litigation, the Re-Up Gang's mixtape series We Got It 4 Cheap was a way for them to continue to get material out until the dust settled. Now that they have a proper label home again and promise a Clipse album in the near future, we have to wonder why they're pushing the first "official" (i.e., not free on the Internet) album with the Re-Up Gang.