Monday 28 October 2013

Generic list post: MySpace edition

I'm gonna have to confess that I'm not on particularly intimate terms with the nu-MySpace because I've only stopped by the place a mere two times since its revamped relaunch earlier this year: the first visit was to see if Rich Homie Quan really does have music dating back to 2009 (he does!) and the second was when one of the lil' homies sent me a link to Brendan Soderberg's Juicy J listicle for the site all like "well, this is the official nail in the coffin for Three 6 Mafia's legacy, huh?"

But it's crucial to remember that MySpace was once a glorious Shangri-La for Rap music: it was the initial host for various lost minor-classic loosies by Prodigy, Young Bleed, Rakim, The Jacka, State Property, Crime Mob, Cam'Ron, N.O.R.E etc alongside original versions of ABN and Cormega songs which would later end up butchered by sample clearance; The Pack/Lil B, Soulja Boy, Mic Terror, Dude N Nem, Jackie Chain, Hot Stylz and The Cool Kidz/Sir Michael Rocks all first found fame on the site; and it was absolutely heaving with new music by Bay Area rappers between 2006 to 2009 when new music by Bay Area rappers was an absolute bastard to keep abreast of.

All that and Pimp C blessing the place with his pithy ruminations on "PUSSY ASS N*GGAZ", "PUSSY ASS RAP N*GGAZ" and "FUNKY BITCHIZ"! We were spoiled and such joys made it worth the effort of fending off daily friend requests from webcam girls, pyramid-scheme scammers, fat Burleque performers and shitty British indie bands who made Kasabian sound like Howlin' Wolf. Still unconvinced? Then behold this generic list of the 25 best Rap songs ya boy Tela Tequila right chea first heard on MySpace during its golden age of 2006 - 2008:

1. Young Bleed - Stamp On It (2006)
2. Jim Jones ft. Max B & Mel Matrix - Anniversary (2008)
3. Hot Stylz - Lookin' Ass N*gga (2007)
4. Prodigy - Raining Guns And Shanks (2007)
5. Pete Rock ft. Jim Jones & Max B - We Roll (2007)
6. Mic Terror - Juke Them Hoes (2007)
7. Rakim ft. Lil' Fame - I'm Back (2008)
8. The Jacka - Heavy Rain (2006)
9. Husalah - Live Life Illegal (2006)
10. Dude N Nem - Watch My Feet (2007)
11. Jackie Chain ft. Jhi Ali - Rollin' (2008)
12. Cam'Ron - Pass Da Dutchie (2008)
13. The Pack - Vans (2006)
14. ABN - Rain (O.G version) (2008)
15. State Property - Live In Effect (2008)
16. Big Tuck ft. Fat B - Not A Stain On Me (2008)
17. Messy Marv & Mitchy Slick - Diego To Da Bay (2007)
18. Soulja Boy ft. Arab - I Got Me Some BAPES (2006)
19. AZ ft. Papoose - Knowledge Is Freedom (2008)
20. Crime Mob - What Is Love? (2008)
21. Keak Da Sneak - P.I.M.P (2008)
22. N.O.R.E - Cocaine Cowboys (2007)
23. Cormega ft. Juelz Santana & Hell Rell - Stuntin' (O.G version) (2007)
24. The Cool Kidz - I'm Mikey (2007)
25. Black Rob - New York (2006)

(Yes, I'm riding for a song featuring Papoose because it's a surprisingly good cameo by his standards so I can just pretend it's another posthumous unreleased Half-A-Mill verse a la Cold Outside or somethin'.)


Al said...

Good list

Apart from Cool Kidz

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

I will defend that song and Too $hort Back by Sir Michael Rocks to the death.

Anonymous said...

LOL I Remember when MySpace banned Cocaine Cowboys.

James said...

That Rakim song is probably the best thing i've heard by him since the 90s.

d said...

Aw man, havent heard half these.

Fucking hell that Cocaine Cowboys might actually be better than the J Stalin one, which I think bit the whole concept and half arsed it. The Illegal Business thing, the Scarface-y beat

d said...

Ah just realised P.I.M.P. was in this, you still have it?

Been looking for it for ages and got bubkis.

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