Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Generic list post: 5 fives

5 album cuts which really should have been singles:
Dru Down - Playa Fo' Real (1996)
UNK ft. Loko - Comin' Down Da Street (2006)
EPMD - Let The Funk Flow (1988)
Suga Free ft. Morris Day - She Get What She Pay Foe (2004)
Junglepussy - Bling Bling (2014)

5 legit jams by rappers I'd never heard of this time last year:
Boone - Pop A Perc (2015)
Yung Cat - You Ah Bitch (2016)
WNC Carlos - Keep A Glock (2016)
Brill 4 The Thrill ft. Plushh - Pay Me (2016)
Jimmy Wopo - Elm Street (2016)

5 rap songs from the past that I'd slept on until this year:
BallGreezy - Shone (2007)
Mac Dre - Pawns In The Game (1997/2014)
Cheeky Blakk - Keep It On The Real (1996)
The Jacka - Rule The World (2007)
Lil' Yase & Yatta - Get It In (2015)

5 legit joints by New York's least internet-trendy rapper:
Uncle Murda - Anybody Can Get It (2008)
Uncle Murda - I Just Shot Him (2009)
Uncle Murda ft. Rocko - Wu Wuu Wuuu (2013)
Uncle Murda ft. Keyz - Same Way (2014)
Uncle Murda - Cam'Ron Voice (2016)

5 more album cuts which really should have been singles:
Handy - U Ain't Stupid (2004)
Egyptian Lover - A Strange Place (The Alezby Inn) (1986)
Positive K - How The F*ck Would You Know (1992)
Mike Jones ft. Bun B & Lil' Keke - Know What I'm Sayin' (2005)
Snoop Dogg & Pharrell Williams - R U A Freak (2015)

Side note: A Strange Place (The Alezby Inn) did get a 12" release the following year in 1987, but it qualifies here because Egyptian Lover never shot a video for it. Shit coulda been the lesbo-erotic Rumble Fish to the Freak-A-Holic video's The Outsiders.


Fred said...

Going all High-Fidelity up this bitch, aintcha laddy ?

Fred said...

That said, love the list. That Dru Down joint is definitely the jam, one of Battlecat's best beats.

Si Mane Price said...

More the Ego Trip's Book Of Rap Lists, tbh.

d said...

That Dru Down songs prob my fav by him and best use of Chameleon by a mile on the runway

Weird I noticed this recently - whats the story w all the bounce rappers w Blakk in their name? theres like 5 of them, all got classics and half them have Mannie beats. 2 Blakk - The Game's on my gym playlist rn like.

Si Mane Price said...

Hope you don't turn up at the gym wearing dress shirts with your trackies, m8.

Playa Fo' Real woulda made so much more sense as a 2nd single from that album than Baby Bubba.

THE GUY said...


d said...

Had to axe the dress shirts and trackies, world wasnt ready. Still better then them Bret Hart tank tops everyones rocking now though.

Si Mane Price said...

Need a leather and sunglasses with pink frames to pull those off.

Andrew Barber said...

actually low key of all the lowest keys "head & shoulders" is the hottest song on 'Can You Feel Me'

Andrew Barber said...

also, props on the luniz screencap

it's the only bay area rap clip to feature two rappers rapping barefoot on a backyard water fountain fully clothed

now thats hip hop!

Si Mane Price said...

Don't get it mixed up twisted like Arabia gymnasts tho - Hustlin' Ain't No Thang is the best song on that album.

step one said...

I Really Mean It should've been a single.

Si Mane Price said...

At least that had half a video.

Andrew Barber said...

Percy dropped the ball by not dropping "Burbons and Lacs" as a single. It's been his most popular non-single forever. It's in the top 3 on all streaming services and popularity on itunes. He was moving fast in that era, but that was a huge flub

Si Mane Price said...

Did consider Let's Get 'Em. I got crazy visions of Bob dressed up as Clinton for P's "nobody questions Bill when he's smokin' weeeeeeeeeed" line.

Andrew Barber said...

now that's funny

hotbox said...

what about mystikal's "bringing home big ole show money with no tax" a few years before being found guilty of tax evasion #fedsarelistening

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