LOS ANGELES (By Phyllis Pollack/ Def Press Public Relations) - The soundtrack to the West Coast lifestyle is soon to be set to music on an upcoming album from Snoop Dogg's brother, Bing (AKA Bing Worthington) and his partner, H.I.T., (nee' Michael Anthony Tyler), otherwise known as Hit. Hailing from Long Beach, California, they are announcing the formation of their rap duo Lifestyle. Lifestyle has tracks so tight, they require lubrication. With family being a relative matter, while Bing is Snoop Dogg's younger brother, H.I.T. is DJ Quik's cousin, which he and Quik both discovered when they met at a funeral.
H.I.T. confirms they are related through relatives from Compton. While Bing is sometimes known as his alter-ego, Pimpin' Game Pretty Toni, H.I.T's name stands for 'Highest Intellect Talent.' Bing is sometimes also referred to as Bada Bing. This is the Bing that will bring the bling.
The duo is currently recording their first album, and at press time, they have five tracks completed. Arguably, these are some of the strongest tracks to arise from the West Coast in the last decade. Among them is the song 'Bottoms Up,' which flaunts early Sixties and Seventies influences, samples the late R&B artist, Lee Dorsey, and features Snoop Dogg. Among the producers who will be contributing to the album are such luminaries as Daz Dillinger, Jelly Roll (Xzibit, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre), Fuzzy Felix, and Meech Wells, son of Motown legend Mary Wells (Snoop Dogg). H.I.T. explains the album's title, 'Lubrication,' by cutting straight to the chase. 'It means something loose, something fun, energetic and exciting,' he confirms. 'Once you hear the words 'Lifestyle and 'Lubrication,' you know what that album is going to be about. It is still a metaphor though. It's not about having sex every song.' He adds, 'It also has an implied meaning about protecting yourself and being cautious. Although lubrication is slippery, you do have to have a proper hold on things in your life.'
Although the album's retail date has not yet been confirmed, their highly-anticipated debut album 'Lubrication' is slated for release on Lethal Entertainment, headed by 'Greedy' Greg Jessie and Thomas Bruno, a club owner in Houston, who also books concerts in the Midwest. 'Greedy' Greg has executive produced a slew of platinum and gold albums that include A.M.G.'s 'Bitch Betta Have My Money,' DJ Quik's 'Quik Is The Name' and 'Way Too Fonky,' Tone Loc's 'Loc'd After Dark' (featuring the mega hits 'Wild Thing' and 'Funky Cold Medina'), Domino's first two albums on Def Jam Records, and Big Lurch, who is featured in an interview in the July issue of "XXL Magazine."