Thursday, October 9, 2008

steppin in tha booth

What, what, what?
Jay-Z, Big' Smalls, nigga shit ya drawers
Brooklyn represent y'all, hit you fold
You crazy, think your little bit of rhymes can play me?
I'm from Marcy, I'm varsity, chump, you're JV
(Jigga) Jay-Z

[Notorious B.I.G.]
.. and Bigga baby!
My Bed-Stuy flow's malicious, delicious
Fuck three wishes, made my road to riches
from 62's, gem stars, my moms dishes
Gram choppin, police van dockin
D's at my doors knockin

Jay Z featuring Biggie (Brooklyn's Finest)

Some times hip hop takes you back. Listening to certain songs makes you wonder what happened or the vibe the day that a song was recorded.

One of my favorite songs off Jay Z's debut cd, Reasonable Doubt, was this duet with Biggie called Brooklyn's Finest. I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall that day. I would have liked to have seen what the vibe was like in the studio the day that it was recorded.

Shoot...I would have chopped my arm off for the opportunity to rhyme along side 2 of my favorite MCs of all time.

What about you? If you had to go back in time, what hip hop song would you want to be a part of??? Why



Beautifully.Conjured.Up said...

Salt N Pepa's I'll Take Your Man...

Why? Because it's a fun song, yet empowering (in a homewrecker kind of way).

Kandi Black said...

I don't know if this counts technically, but I'd wanna be on the Mary J. Blige joint with Grand Puba...You know, "What's the 411?"...i woulda rocked that shit

eclectik said...

The Symphony
Juice Crew All Stars
Self Destruction
You Gotz to Chill



dessex said...

Self Destruction
GangStar-Mass Appeal
Brand Nubian-Slow Down
LL Cool J-I'm Mad
Jay-Z D'Evils
Biggie-Everyday Struggle

Keisha "Kitten" Isaacs said...

Hey Brother!

Lil Kim said "and I got all my sisters with me..."...but clearly Kitten was missing on a verse of "Ladies Night (NOT Tonight Remix)!!!!!! Can I get a witness on that?

Bro...I would have rocked a verse on that joint!!!!

Darius T. Williams said...

My hop hop era goes back to Lauryn Hill. Is that considered old school enough?

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...
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Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...


Straight outta memphis, crazy motherfucker named tbone
From the gang called Niggaz With Attitudes
When I'm called off, I got a sawed off
Squeeze the trigger, and bodies are hauled off
You too, boy, if ya fuck with me
The police are gonna hafta come and get me
Off yo ass, that's how I'm goin out
For the punk motherfuckers that's showin out
Niggaz start to mumble, they wanna rumble
Mix em and cook em in a pot like gumbo
Goin off on a motherfucker like that
with a gat that's pointed at yo ass
So give it up smooth
Ain't no tellin when I'm down for a jack move
Here's a murder rap to keep yo dancin
with a crime record like Charles Manson
AK-47 is the tool
Don't make me act the motherfuckin fool
Me you can go toe to toe, no maybe
I'm knockin niggaz out tha box, daily
yo weekly, monthly and yearly
until them dumb motherfuckers see clearly
that I'm down with the capital C-P-T
Boy you can't fuck with me
So when I'm in your neighborhood, you better duck
Coz TBONE is crazy as fuck
As I leave, believe I'm stompin
but when I come back, boy, I'm comin straight outta MEMPHIS

The Jaded NYer said...

Self Destruction was the first song I actually had memorized from beginning to end... damn, I loved Kool Moe Dee's part:

I never had to run from the Ku Klux Klan
And I shouldn't have to run from a Black man

Preach, brotha!!!

12kyle said...

@ Beautifully.Conjured.Up
Haaaaa!!!! This one is a classic! I remember chicks requesting this song on the radio and dedicating it to other chicks. LMAO!!!

@ Kandi Black
I could see you out shinin' Mary on that joint.

@ e
I know you'd go crazy when you heard that piano riff on The Symphony

@ dessex
I love D'Evils. That joint was smokin'

@ Keisha the Kitten
I've heard you rhyme before. I say we take Angie Martinez off that 1st verse and let the Kitten get on it!!!

@ Darius
Yes! LOL

@ Rawdawgbuffalo
Lmao!!! Boyyyeeee uz a fool!!!

@ Jaded Santana
That was soooooo true!!!

TravelDiva said...

Push it - S n P - Just so I could do the dance moves

Uptown is kickin' it - It just looked like a party. It was my favorite video on the jukebox back in the day.

ShellyShell said...

As usual I can't break it down to just one song so I'm going to give you a!

Self Destruction

One More Chance(video)

The What-Big&Meth(my thug love)


Da Rockwilder-Meth and Redman

Flava in Ya Ear(remix)- I think this would have been bananas!

"I see
The gimmicks the wack lyrics
The shit is depressing..pathetic..please forget it
You're mad cause my style you're admiring
Don't be mad UPS is hiring"

Keith said...

"Self Destruction" and "Freedom" come to mind. Anything with Method Man..Always loved his flow.

Pocahontaz said...

I think I would have wanted to be a part of "Ladies Night" with Missy, Lil Kim, Mary J, Angie and all of them. It looks like they had fun making that song.

Pocahontaz said...

Wait a min...I just read Ms Kittens comment....CRAZY

The F$%K it List said...

Shame on you, when you step through to
The Ol' Dirty Bastard, Brooklyn Zoo!

I'd be on Self Destruction, right after Lyte

Feel So Good Brand Nubians

Hey Young world would be a collabo

Any outkast joint!

I want somebody Heavy Dee

The world is your Nas

ok I think that's enough for now (you know I'll be back)

i.can't.complain. said...

hip hop soul song for me

id say d'angelo:

send it on


me and those dreaming eyes


12kyle said...

@ TravelDiva
Push It was and always will be a classic!!

@ ShellyShell
"You should have been a cop. Fuck hip hop. With that freestyle you bound to get shot. Not from Houston but I Rap-A-Lot."

@ Keith
I could see you flowing on Self Destruction!

@ Poca
LMAO!!! I'm with it. Let's put you and the Kitten on that joint!

@ The F$%k It List
You and NaS??? I feel you!

@ -1-
I hear ya. You could bust a smooth flow on Cruisin

Stew said...

Eminem - The Marshal Mathers LP
Nas - I Am
Busta Rhymes - E.L.E.
Nore - Melvin Flynt Da Hustler

these are just a few. i know you asked for songs, but all i could think about were albums