Angel In Sky
Sumthin’ Terrible, Mac Dre
Sumthin’ Terrible, The Jacka
Go 18 On The Dance Flo
Money Ova Here
Sumthin’ Terrible, Keak Da Sneak
80 Shady Crack Babies
Turf Testet Hood Approved
On My Own
Sumthin’ Terrible, Mistah F.A.B.
Stupid In Ya Buick
Sho Or Chuck Beez
Sumthin’ Terrible, Dubb 20
In 2006, Sacramento-based rap crew Sumthin’ Terrible took another major step in solidifying their place in the West Coast rap scene with the release of “Turf Tested Hood Approved.” Distributed by Stupid Entertainment, the album is a compelling mix of Gangsta and Hyphy styles—each track offering an unfiltered glimpse into the streets and culture that shaped the group.
Opening with “Angel In Sky,” the album immediately establishes its thematic range, juxtaposing vulnerability and raw emotion against a backdrop of gritty beats and street narratives. The track “So Cold,” featuring the late Mac Dre, pays homage to the Hyphy legend, adding an extra layer of gravitas to the album.
Standout tracks like “Yee,” featuring The Jacka, and “80 Shady Crack Babies,” featuring Keak Da Sneak, showcase Sumthin’ Terrible’s ability to collaborate with other titans of the genre. These collaborations not only amplify the energy but also create a multi-dimensional listening experience that appeals to fans of both Gangsta and Hyphy rap.
Tracks such as “Go 18 On The Dance Flo” and “Free Loada’s” encapsulate the Hyphy movement’s core elements—dynamic beats and frenetic flows that make you want to ‘go dumb.’ On the other hand, songs like “Money Ova Here” and “Turf Tested Hood Approved” lean more into the Gangsta sub-genre, mixing braggadocio with introspective commentary on life in the hood.
“Mistah F.A.B.,” a renowned figure in the Hyphy movement, lends his unique style to “Stupid In Ya Buick,” a track that celebrates the lifestyle while offering a touch of humor. “Thizzlamic,” featuring Dubb 20, is another noteworthy track, blending the spiritual and the streetwise in a manner that only Sumthin’ Terrible could pull off.
Sumthin’ Terrible’s “Turf Tested Hood Approved” is a testament to the crew’s versatility, lyrical depth, and impeccable sense of rhythm. From start to finish, it delivers what its title promises—an authentic, street-certified tapestry of life as told through the eyes of some of Sacramento’s most compelling artists. Nearly two decades after its release, the album stands as an enduring classic that captures the essence of a pivotal era in West Coast hip-hop.