Willard Hughes, Born: 22nd of March 1971 - Passed: 5th of October 2017. Att Will was a west coast rapper from Compton, CA. He began rapping around 1991 and got his name from Notorious Joe aka Blue Ragg. His first recorded song was titled, "Where There's A Will, There's A Way". Also has a song called "Party's On" which he used to perform in various L.A. Club. "Nose Trouble", "Lock Up" are just a couple of songs Will recorded before his debut album.
He made his rapping debut as a member of the group "Underground Connection". The Underground Connection (a.k.a. The Underworld Connection) were featured on Tweedy Bird Loc's 1992 debut album "187 Ride By" on the tracks "South Bronx Can't Touch Compton" & "Comin' Out The Cage". After Tweedy Bird Loc's album was released, Att Will went solo with the release of a video and single to his song "Just Another Day In Compton". The single included the edited/video version of the song, the instrumental, the album version and also a remix. The release of the single was soon followed by the release of his debut solo album "Do It Att Will" in 1993. The track "Hoe Hopper" from "Do It Att Will" is very similar to an unreleased version that was recorded by Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg for the Death Row Records release, "The Chronic".
During the recording of the album "Do It Att Will", Will played tracks for Dr. Dre, with Hoe Hopper being one of them. This resulted in Dre not only liking Will, but also the song. Will was then offered a contract at Death Row, but would turn it down. He was also offered a place at Ruthless Records by Eazy. Dre would go on to record his own version of Hoe Hopper.