Really, its for the best.
This is plain and simple, the stuff that mattered to me in rap music this year. Now, if only we had trophies………
Best DJ Premier impression of 2006: Pharell on Clipse- Ride around Shining
When I heard this one I really thought I had accidentally switched to Gangstarr. That whole cut-up groan break. Insane. Pharell killed this.
Team to watch in 2007: Ghostface and MF Doom.
These two dudes really put it down in 2006. Doom is a great producer and his style fits Ghost perfectly. I really do wanna see these guys do an album together, but I’ll be happy with some more joints like this one from More Fish.
Best Sing-a-Long Album: E-40- My Ghetto Report Card
To be exact I only mean Tracks 12-19 (in order). Starting with the hilarious getthefuckon.com (skit) all the way to Bun-B’s epic verse at the end of She Say She Loves Me, this is pure rap goodness on record. Next time your driving around aimlessly with friends, turn on those songs for instant hilarity. You’ll know what I mean when your lip synching to Bosko while your friend plays al kapone.
Weirdest Sample in the Weirdest Place: Pitbull- Hey You Girl (samples) The B-52′s- Rock Lobster
This is truly what made the new Pitbull album for me. The fact that he would sample one of my favorite songs from one of the funniest bands ever is truly a testament to his
Best Producer Genre Crossover: Timbaland with Justin Timberlake and Nelly Furtado
I have always thought Timbo is one of the best producers and I am hella-glad he’s decided to go back to making pop songs full-time. Since Aaliyah died I never thought there would be another steady stream of Timbo pop. Thank God I was Wrong. Solo album in ’07?
Part 2 and more coming…………really.
Oh yeah and check this classic vid I was re-introduced to a couple of days ago. Its the all-star freestyle from the last episode of Yo! MTV Raps. Its in two parts. Can you name them all?