Saturday, 12 February 2011
Time! The corrector when our judgments err
E-40, San Quinn, B-Legit, & Richie Rich - Timin' (2002)
Before the classic Mac Dre posse cut Hustle used the Grindin' drums, there was this semi-official Bay Area remake of the song recorded especially for the 106 KMEL Jamz radio show where these 4 California bros all went sav' over the Grindin' instrumental and interpolated the original's chorus into an epode for the importance of gentlemen's timepieces around various neighbourhoods in Oakland and San Francisco.
On the downside, this makes me curse that '40 wasn't a recipient of a Neptunes beat during their 1999 - 2003 epoch or even something from a few years later like 10 Lil' Crips which would've sounded right at home on the first half of My Ghetto Report Card; on the bright side, Richie Rich says "Oakland..smokin'" like he did on the I Got 5 On It remix, and you can listen to this without being reminded of the stupid ass faces Pharrell kept pulling in the Grindin' video during the tongue-clicking part of the hook :