Devin The Dude
What A Job feat. Snoop Dogg & Andre 3000
Devin the Dude, born Devin Copeland, began his hip-hop career when he joined Houston's Coughee Brother's crew. Soon thereafter he and Rob Quest added longtime friend Jugg Mugg to the equation and created the Odd Squad. The group's original dj, known as DJ Screw submitted their demo to Rap-A-Lot records CEO James Smith and they were immediately signed in 1992. Releasing their first album together Fadanuf fa Erybody in 1994 the group's unique style, flow and themes quickly made them a favorite on the underground. Recognizing his genuine appeal, Houston's Godfather of hip-hop invited Devin to join another group, Face Mob which only put out one album together (The Other Side of the Law,1996). When Face Mob broke up it was time for Devin to strike out on his own and he delivered his first solo classic The Dude.
As a fan of Smokey Robinson's LP of the same title, Devin's first solo offering was filled with the same style of funk laden grooves doused with the Coughee Bros signature brand of smoothed out hip-hop production and secured The Dude as a classic hip-hop album with his ode to Wine, Women and Weed. Although the album lacked the commercial success many felt it deserved, it brought Devin to the attention of the likes of Dr. Dre who invited the rapper to do a verse on the hit single "F*%k You" on Dr Dre's Chronic album in 2001.
Check out 'What A Job' featuring Snoop Dogg & Andre 3000 one of the highlights from Devin The Dude's latest album, entitled, Waiting To Inhale.