D-Lo returns to boast his newest track, “No Squares,” sporting the same swagger as his hit single “No Ho.” He collaborates with two of his Bay Area brethren to make a track with a simple message: No Nerds Allowed. Though the beat retains the same vibe as many other D-Lo creations, it successfully holds its own, periodically adding tripped out drones and robotic synths to compliment the vocals. The driving bass punches and clap/snare hits underlie D-Lo’s immediately recognizable vocal style, along with verses from Beeda Weeda and Hongry, to represent everything that people have come to expect from these young Bay Area upstarts.
Two years ago, brothers D-Lo and Sleepy D were making music in the basement of their mother’s Modesto, CA home. After much time spent honing their craft towards the Bay Area scene they were surrounded by, D-Lo completed “No Hoe,” a to-be mega-hit. With MySpace as his main form of distribution, D-Lo got the word out on his hyphy concoction. After being picked up by a small independent label called PTB (Pushing the Beat), D-Lo finally got “No Hoe” released as a single. Two weeks later, he was imprisoned. But not having D-Lo on the streets didnâ€™t slow the spread of his single, as “No Hoe” took Bay Area radio by storm. The track blew up and is arguably the new anthem of the Bay Area scene. D-Lo’s “No Hoe” has since been released on a Clear Label Records compilation produced by DJ Fresh and The Whole Shabang entitled The Tonite Show with D-Lo.