Random Tracks #10
Leaders of the New School – Case of the P.T.A. – from A Future Without a Past 1991 – How can you not like this song? These guys had great chemistry together. Poor Dinco and Charlie. They must get mad as heck when a Busta song comes on the radio while they’re drying off the cars at the car wash.
Boss – Deeper – from Born Gangstaz 1993 – Was I the only person who thought Boss could rhyme? I’ve never seen anyone else with this CD. Unfortunately, a sexy image sells much better for women than the hardcore gangsta image.
Cali Agents – Cali Agents: The Anthem – from How the West Was Won 2000 – The simple piano playing in the background gets me every time. These guys can really rhyme, too.
LL Cool J – The Boomin’ System (underground mix) – from The Boomin’ System single 1990 – Every single Jeep Cherokee, Ford Bronco and Nissan Pathfinder I saw in 1990 played this version of the song. It’s easily better than the album version.
QDIII w/Justin Warfield – Season of the Vic – from Soundlab 1991 – My cousin Allan bought the vinyl album just for this song. I thought it was Q-Tip rhyming at first.
Lost Boyz – Jeeps, Lex Coups, Bimaz, & Benz – from Legal Drug Money 1996 – A good song for the car obviously. This crew never seems to get their due but I never expected them to be super lyrical. They just like to have a good time.
K-Solo – Your Mom’s in my Business – from Tell the World My Name 1990 – K-Solo owes Maze a few more dollars for sampling their hit. And he owes me a refund for buying both the vinyl and the CD.
Lord Finesse w/Shell Rumble & Harry-O – Show Em How We Do Things – from Return of the Funky Man 1992 – I don’t remember how many times I had to replay this over and over in my dorm room but it was popular. Unfortunately, those other rappers pretty much disappeared.
Deep Rooted w/Planet Asia – All the Way – from The Second Coming 2006 – What a great song from a really good album. No silly rhymes here. Get this if you can.
DJ Cash Money & Marvelous – Ugly People Be Quiet – from Where’s the Party At? 1988 – This is a great party song from a true crowd rocking DJ. I can’t believe this is 20 years old.
Showbiz & AG – Fat Pockets (remix) – from Fat Pockets single 1992 – I swear I couldn’t find this (better) version on cassette single in any store after seeing the video. I had to wait for somebody to put it on their blog a few years ago.
N-Tyce – Hush Hush Tip – from Hush Hush Tip single 1993 – Why do I get the feeling that Method Man (who’s on the hook) got with N-Tyce on the hush hush tip? This is like the female version of Naughty’s O.P.P.
Busta Rhymes w/Rampage – Abandon Ship – from The Coming 1996 – Boring Rampage didn’t even sound bad here. It must be good to have a famous cousin even if he still carries Busta’s luggage.
DJ Honda w/Redman – Dat’s My Word – from DJ Honda 1996 – Reggie Noble we miss you dude. That Muddy Waters sound abounds here.
EPMD – The Big Payback – from Unfinished Business 1989 – Remember this video? I was shocked to see them with N.W.A. but they never collaborated like I wanted them, too.
Cam’Ron w/Big Punisher, Charli Baltimore, Silkk the Shocker & Wyclef – Horse & Carriage (remix) – from Horse & Carriage remix single 1998 – Ten years later, it’s still amusing to hear Charli Baltimore diss Reverend Mase. And I used to watch Night Court, too. Good use of the sample.