For some reason as of late, I’ve been listening to this Best Of Rakim mix I downloaded recently, and though I love his undisputed classics such as “Paid In Full” and “I Know You Got Soul”, after hearing this song for the first time on said tape, it has quickly become a favorite of mine and decided to share with y’all in case you weren’t hip as well. And if you are then just enjoy the damn music.
Man if this isn’t embedded in your brain then you don’t know Hip-Hop. What’s so crazy is how young Jay sounds, plus the fact that he jacked a few lines from Big L for his single “Ain’t No N***a”. Rest In Power to the one and only Big L.
I don’t know about you but I can’t wait for the days of summer and sun dresses to return. I need a flight to the islands with the crew as bad as the Lakers need a magic healing spell. Blessings to one and all.
One of my favorite Nas songs of all time, and has to be in the top twenty all time story telling rhymes. Or maybe that’s just in my book. But come on, a chick that made Bobby divorce Whitney? It’s easy to get the p**sy just don’t fall in love? Next thing you know I’m hugged up with this girl in a tub…
This is one of those songs from one of those albums that everyone who thinks they love Hip-Hop needs to hear. SlaughtaHouse was released in 1993 and is one of the greatest concept albums in Hip-Hop’s history. The sequencing and interludes that link one track to the next are genius, and Ace was on pure lyrical assault with this song with the sick guitar lick.
“Hey yo Jamal I got a girl that’s bad….” With this line Sadat X set off the second single from the first Brand Nubian album to not feature Grand Puba. After the success of Punks Jump Up, the kids from New Rochelle returned with this ode to lovers who just don’t seem to understand that you got to either love someone or leave them alone. Hope everyone has a beautiful and productive day.
First time I heard this song I couldn’t believe that such a ridiculous bass line could have been made by from some dudes from England. Of course as you can probably tell I was a young idiotic sheltered kid at the time. Years later Portishead has become one of my all time favorite groups producing three classic albums that have been used by rappers, commercials, and enough movie deals to keep them rolling in royalties for years to come.