UPDATE: I was digging through crates this weekend and stumbled upon this single again and decided to bring it back, despite the prick remarks he (Scott Caan) made about Hawaii.

Years before Scott Caan would become the pompous character Scott Lavin on Entourage and playing Danno on Hawai'i 5-0, he was a rapper affiliated with Cypress Hill. Yes, you read that right. Scott went by Mad Skillz and together with fellow emcee Mudfoot (years later, he would be known to us as Alchemist), these two PNCs ran together as the rap duo known as The Whooliganz. Their run was in the early 90s, when Cypress and Soul Assassins was running thangs. Although they never officially put out a full length LP, they did drop two singles that were pretty big in the underground scene. Put Your Handz Up was produced by the legendary DJ Lethal and showcases that signature Cypress Hill funk. Hardbody. Whooliganz was produced by Baka Boyz and featured a verse by B-Real. Enjoy these (2)dope slices of nostalgic FUNK.


The Whooliganz - Hit the Deck f. Everlast (prod. Baka Boyz)


The Whooliganz - Put Your Handz Up (prod. DJ Lethal)


The Whooliganz - Put Your Handz Up (QDIII Remix)


The Whooliganz - Whooliganz f. B-Real (prod. Baka Boyz)

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  • wu

    Wow. Tweeter was a rapper!

  • http://str8outdaden.com J.Good

    I heard about this on the Juan Ep podcast they had with Alchemist. Dope.

  • gregory kruxx.

    Seen them wen I was 13 in 93 at montclair state university in jersey with cypress hill house of pain and funkdoobiest.... great fukin time period..
    oh n scotts comments about hawaii are dead on

  • skinny

    I bought the Put Your Hands Up/Hit The Deck CD Maxi-Single when it came out back in the day, and I enjoyed it. That said, I don't remember them getting much love...even on the underground. I remember just the opposite: folks weren't completely comfortable with the idea of a couple of young suburban white kids rhyming over DJ Muggs' dope beats.

    "they did drop two singles that were pretty big in the underground scene."

  • K Rich

    Could have sworn you guys did a post about this a couple years ago. Deja vu?

  • psylosix

    you need to check out the tim simeon/bomb the bass remix of whooliganz, sonic genius (apologies for the incorrect spelling of his surname)