Janet Jackson - Got Til It's Gone
This song gives me such mixed emotions. It's got an unbelievable groove, but every time I hear it I'm reminded of how miserable I was during the 1st semester. Jodi Mitchell never lied and she sure as shit never eased my pain. But it's all good. That's what makes college so great.
LL - 4,3,2,1
"Beef is when I see you. Guaranteed to be in ICU." Damn LL, did Canibus really dis you? I never quite understood why James Todd went off on him like that. All dude said was "That mic on your arm? Let me borrow that." That seems pretty innocuous to me. SML? Shine some light on the situation perhaps? Nevertheless, the beat is dope and Mr. Smith DOES rip it. Can't hate on him for that.
Canibus - 2nd Round KO
Or can you? Canibus hits LL off with a little get back, well maybe not so little, on this track. First time I heard it, I was like "DAYUM!!! That boy cold." Canibus definitely wasn't on the "respect your elders" tip. It was wild hearing someone dis LL so virulently, especially a new cat. I really thought his career was gonna take off. Nope. For some reason, he let Wyclef do the production on his first album. And that was pretty much a wrap for his career. Too bad. He had mucho promise.
Pac - Heaven Got A Ghetto
Does Heaven have a ghetto? As my boy Omar used to say, "What the Hell kind of shit is that?" OK, so maybe Heaven doesn't have a ghetto. But the song is dope, though.
Erykah Badu - Tyrone
I really do like this song, but chicks did their best to make it unbearable. I must've heard a "Call Tyrone" reference twice a day for 2-3 months straight. OK, I get it. Guys can be jerks. You've pounded into my head. But, Badu is a saint?!? Grrrr. But I do like the song. The first line is hilarious. It definitely lets you know this isn't gonna be your average everyday love song.
Scarface - Fuck Faces
Underrated. Underrated. Underrated. 'Face doesn't get anywhere near the respect and acclaim that he should. His lyrics are always on point and his beats are ridiculous. Maybe people just think of him as a gangsta rapper. I don't know. All I know, is that Brad Jordan is supertight. And with this joint, accompanied by Tela, Short, and Devin, 'Face serves us up a pretty nice concoction. The clean version is titled "Sex Faces," but I think "Fuck Faces" is way more entertaining.
Missy Elliot - The Rain(Supa Dupa Fly)
"Who got the keys to the jeep? Vroooooom." Yeah the lyrics don't make any sense to me either. But the beat is tight. As is Missy's fingerwaves. I bet you could've sliced cheese on those joints. Thankfully, she stepped up her fashion game during the past decade. Hoooooray Missy!