Strollin' through the park in the dark holdin' his hand
Me and you versus the world was only the plan
I know it get rough, but I'm doin' all that I can"
Jagged Edge ft. Jermaine Dupri & Loon- Promise (Cool JD Remix)
(From Promise single; 1999)
Possibly a top 5 So So Def remix of all time, definitely the only Rap & Bullshit song to survive with its romantic streak intact after someone croons the word snatch during the opening 30 seconds. Loon's always been dismissed as the Yak Ballz to Ma$e's Cage, but he was far more tender-hearted than his progenitor Betha, and he'd probably be more fondly remembered if he'd stuck with So So Def after Harlem World disbanded and dropped a solo album in 2000/2001 with Jermaine Dupri at the helm. JD coulda even jacked Magic's Wand by his old pals Whodini for one of the album's singles.
No shots at Puffy's A&R-ing of Loon, mind - how could you be mad at the man who let Loonie Gee ghostwrite and guest on the greatest love-rap of the noughties and then instructed Yogi to revamp Schoolly D's Saturday Night into one of the best fake-Neptunes beats ever for the kid Chauncey's debut single?