R.B.L. Posse's second album didn't have a national hit like their debut's "Don't Give Me No Bammer," but it was arguably more intense. The heavy, rippling woofer bass and ominous "funky worm" melodies underline "Blue Bird" and "I Got My Nine." Mr. Cee and Black C's simplistic lyrics rarely vary beyond smoking weed, slanging rock and basking in the afterglow of local success, but the menace they communicate is irresistible. The success of Ruthless by Law helped R.B.L. Posse land a major-label deal, but their momentum effectively ended when Mr. Cee was murdered in 1996.