Monday 27 January 2014

Treated like a prostitute

Treated Crew - Up'N Fees
(From the Treated Tuesdays series; 2012)

For the past year or so I've been labouring under the illusion that Up 'N Fees was the best song ever released by Mic Terror's Treated Crew posse, with the theory being that Mic's buddies rhyming about being "righteous and ratchet at the same time in the same rhyme" over a Black Sabbath sample which sounded like it was filtered on the bed of the Coral Reef was as good as it could possibly get from a group of weed carriers.

Turns out the real best Treated song is actually one where the rapper from Up 'N Fees who sounds like he's stolen one of Fabolous' notepads hit up Band Nation's producers Nez & Rio for something in a similar vein, but asked for it to be pitched down a few BPMs with a slo-mo variation of the Different Strokes vinegar-stroke grunts intro thrown over the top of the beat for effect:

Gzus Piece - Gimme That Cash
(From Fuck Y'All EP; 2012)

It pains me to inflate David Drake's ego any bigger than it already is, but if Thomas "found" Handsome by Feva, Husalah & Franchise in 2012, then Drake "found" Gimme That Cash that very same year.


Jamie said...

What was your find of 2012 then?

David said...


Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Send Ya Hit Man by $hizz & Foxx obviously.