Soopafly -I Don’t Hang

“How ever can one dare to compare a style rare from ground to air”

Kurupt?

 

DJ Paul & Lord Infamous – Drop It Off Ya Ass

Lord Infamous?

Beloved as it is by a generation of soundcloud rappers and eastern europeans with dead blogspots, I was never that into most of Paul and Juicy’s ‘90s rapping. Especially Paul with his ol’ speaking clock here is my licence officer my wife and family will be a comfort to me in these trying times delivery. Producers and money men hogging the mic is cool if they had some charm but neither of them did right by the dozens of people they recorded with who could spit circles around them.

It could be the learning curve for that memphis split atoms between syllables flow was too high. At leadt back then, when punching in was more work than it was worth and before that style’s way too prolonged ubiquity made it so undaunting its used in army recruitment videos.

It could also just be that the geniuses around them set the bar way too high and the devils in the execution. Who cares who wrote what really, listen to basically any Project Pat song and try and count how many people could do the things he does with the same lyrics. Juicy was pretty solid for the most part and maybe he wrote for himself, who knows, but the absolute cheek of him thinking he could hold his own on here instead of just having his brother rap twice as long:

From about Chapter 2 to Unbreakables, they got their act together to where they no longer sounded like dead wood and by the ‘00s they were, very capably, the primary rappers in the group, along with Crunchy (who I’m sure wrote his own shit and always killed it, despite sounding like he was someone’s pissed up cousin who’d wandered in off the street, comparitively).  Its a shame all that talent didn’t get more time on their beats during that era but I’m sure Pauls laughing last now, as the only one of these people whos consistently made decent music since.

Paul Wall & Chamilliomaire – Thinkin’ Thoed feat. Lew Hawk

Chamillionaire?

”…. to tell you the truth, Chamillionaire’s better than me” – Im sure this was just mates having some mates fun here but lmao.

This rebounded compliment got increasingly less legit after they broke up. Paul settled into rapping like a more single minded Slim Thug, thinking even more thoed and establishing some all time catchphrases, while Cham went on to rap like someone who would eventually get very rich in the tech industry. And win grammys or whatever.

This might seem like yet another example of revisionist whitewashing, where the real talent’s contributions are downplayed and the less able saltine came out on top, but Chamillionaire went on to get very rich in the tech industry and win grammys or whatever.

Lady Bee & Skinny Pimp – N***as Coming Clean

Skinny Pimp?

Following Positive K’s lead, this lad also felt the need to pitch up his voice and take work away from eligible women. I’m probably just a square who’s got the game back to front here but taking work away from women doesnt sound like a pimp’s job description at all, imvho.

He got so into the role playing he did a whole tape of his cartoon squirrel voice, with the exception of the above song and a few others by the irl Lady Bee, who existed. Some legend dug around a bit and filled in the blanks on her story here. 

I hope Kingpin Skinny Pimp was able to find contentment elsewhere after giving up on expressing this side of himself, maybe by hiring more women voices. Feeling a bit toxic rn after two posts in a row giving some man unsolicited credit, so I’d say check out “gimisum family”. He had a whole stable of males he wrote for and presumably paid fuck all.

 

Lil’ Kim – Queen Bitch

Biggie.

Confirmed by Biggie. Biggie wanted people to know, a lot of egregious namedrops apropos of nothing rather than a signature catchphrase or ad-lib.

Remy Ma would’ve rated this more than 2 bars if she had of seen the accompanying animation of the big man getting his pussy ate by buffoons while he watches cartoons, hurricanes and typhoons. Seriously though, be very grateful if someone could look up their fav hentai outlets then link this video in the comments.