When Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Ren, and Eazy-E (R.I.P.) brutally bum-rushed the scene almost two decades ago with cinematic street tales of guns, girls, and gangbanging, they filled a definite void in rap music, at a time when syrupy sweet hip-hop byproducts dominated the airwaves. Today, the Atlanta-based four-man ghetto mafia Boyz-N-Da-Hood pick up where their forerunners in street music left off. As the south's most dangerous group, Big Duke, Jody Breeze, Big Gee, and newest initiate Gorilla Zoe pull that same type of jack move on the industry, and with just as much attitude. Armed with full banana clips of head-banging beats and rhymes rough enough to slap the taste out of your mouth, they vividly reintroduce the rough and tumble traps of the A with the spring '07 release of their sophomore Block Entertainment/ Bad Boy South drive-by on wax, Back Up N Da Chevy. Fueling up with the runaway street single, G'd Up, they head back to the block atop mid-tempo production of low-pitched horns, a jumpy string section, and funkladen synthesizers.