Tha Liks

This “reunited” West Coast collective, which features Tash, J-Ro and E-Swift, has buried its former moniker, tha Alkaholiks, in favor of tha Liks, which perhaps is easier to say in a drunken stupor. If the last outing didn’t make you wanna drink till the porcelain bus pulled curbside, the latest should get those stomach muscles churning (in a good way). This set is from the men who literally invented drunk rap, a tongue-in-cheek style that landed them slots on many coveted tours (including the Warped). “Bar Code,” featuring Xzibit, kicks off the album in high style and only gets warped from there. The album features some great guest performances, particularly the Defari and King T tracks. X.O. Experience looks to be the party album of 2001.