Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Speaking of seamless links into rap..

After a torpid start, the second series of Are You An Egghead? has begun to heat up with the return of quiz heavyweights Pat Gibson, Mark Kerr, and that Shanker kid from series one over the last few episodes. Thus far, the series has been most notable for real quiz aficionados for Kevin finally replacing his trademark £4.99 digital watch with a tasteful black leather strapped timepiece and CJ shearing off his fanny-parting curtains to bring back his Boosie flat-top fade :



Lil' Boosie - Fresh Cut



So, what better time to revisit a couple of old Boosie favourites?



Boosie ft. Max Minelli - Feel Lucky

The Concentration Camp click (Young Bleed, C-Loc, Lay-Lo/Max Minneli etc) were mostly known for Country-Rap with a New Orleans twist, but Boosie's first effort for them was more indebted to traditional late nineties Cash Money Records style rap. If your rap nerdom doesn't quite stretch to differentiating between the varying styles of N.O rap then lemme translate for you : this shit bumps like some old Mannie Fresh produced track for Juve', B.G or Wayne from '97 - '00 as Boosie loosely riffs on Clint's maxim from Dirty Harry. Lil' Boosie & Webbie ft. Pimp C - Finger Fuckin'
Boosie was adept at more traditional Country-Rap too, though, as a mere 3 years later he offered up proof he could hang with genre heavyweights like UGK on his Pimp C presented first Trill Entertainment release with Webbie. For my money this is still one of the best albums he's been a part of and I'd sell my prized Corey Fedman signed copy of The Lost Boys VHS tape for another Boosie & Webbie album helmed by Pimp C which features a song which makes an accordion sound like country-raps most obvious ingredient about fingerbanging chicks whilst said fingers are adorned with large diamond rings and dripping with pussy juices. Pity they recorded so few songs together before Pimp went and snuffed it.

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