Karen

Title: Posse Cuts

  1. Bigger Business – Swizz Beats ft. P. Diddy, Cassidy, Baby, Snoop Dogg, Jadakiss & Mr. Biggs ( 4:05)

  • The reason for choosing this song is because this song has most of the best lyricists working together, Cassidy especially having the best verse because of his punch lines. One line he said was, “I got a large house a dog house in my backyard/and even my doghouse got a backyard”, meaning that he has so much money that he can afford a big home for his dog.

  1. Touch it Remix

– What I love about this song is that everyone on this song tried something new with flow. For instance, I was astonished when Lloyd Banks tried to get loud after the part that says “Turn it up” because Lloyd’s rap voice is calm, so to see him rapping loud was really interesting. I also loved how Mary J. Blige was rapping in the song as well. She surprised me and others and that’s what I meant by getting out of their comfort zone. In the beginning of the video, I was inspired by the Step Dance team to join a Step team because I thought that was the best part in the video and it was cute seeing girls my age, at the time, making the same rhythm of the Touch it beat with their hands and feet.

  1. Scenario – A Tribe Called Quest

– Every time I hear this song, it gives me the chills, especially when Busta Rhymes verse comes up. I love the way he flows in the song. His personality is animated, making you feel the words that he says. This song was known for that Boom Bap Boom sounding, which most songs in the 90s were using.

  1. We Takin’ Over – DJ Khaled ft. T.I, Rick Ross, Fat Joe, Baby, Lil Wayne & Akon

– What I love about this song is how each artist from different groups came together to collaborate with each other. This song shows unity in the rap game. The beat of the song catches my attention and it brings me flashbacks of when I was a senior in middle school. I remember when I first heard this song, I couldn’t find out the name. It took me 3 weeks to find out.

  1. Flava in Ya Ear – Craig Mack ft. LL Cool J, Biggie, Rampage & Busta Rhymes

  • I chose this song because this was a song in which the main artist, Craig Mack, didn’t have the best verse compared to Biggie. I think it’s embarrassing for artists to give off better lyrics than you. But otherwise, I like the line that Biggie Said, “ You’re mad cause my style you’re admiring”, meaning that you can’t help but like his rhymes, even though you’re hating.

6. All About The Benjamins – P. Diddy ft. Biggie, Lil Kim, the LOX

– I was 7 years old when this song became a hit. I loved listening to this song because of the beat. But as I got older, I listened to their verses and in my opinion, everyone had great verses.

7. Krush Groovin – Run DMC, Kurtis Blow, Sheila E, & The Fat Boys

– This song was put on the list to add some diverse to it, in terms of the years of these songs release. I thought Sheila E.’ s verse was amazing, knowing her as Prince’s Artist. This song is so great that every time I watch th movie Krush Groove, I have to rewind it back to the part when the whole Def Jam crew is at the Disco Fever.

8. Welcome to Atlanta Remix – Jermaine Dupri, Ludacris, P. Diddy, Snoop Dogg, Murphy Lee

– The reason I chose this song was because I thought it was cool that each artist wrote about their hometowns. It showed unification because everyone is working together throughout the country.

9. Ain’t Nothing to F**k wit – Wu Tang Clan

– This song, in my opinion, is one of the best songs they have ever came out with. This song originated in the same year that I was born (1993), when gangsta rap was a trend. The chorus makes me want to dance when it says “Wu Tang Clan ain’t nothing to f**k wit”

10. Banned From T.V – Norega ft. Camron, Big Pun, The Lox

– This is a song I didn’t listen to as much. But this reminds me of when Pig Pun was alive and it made me think of how much of a great rapper he was. “Not a cell or a prison or in hell’s armageddon/ Just a little ghetto, where my niggas control the middle/We know the riddles of life where others know only a little”, meaning that he wants to be in the Bronx with his people, living the life he wants to live. Not sitting in a jail cell, which is comparable to hell.

11. Monster – Kanye West, Rick Ross, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj

– The reason for choosing this song is because this, in my opinion, is the best song that Nicki Minaj was featured on. Although, I personally do not appreciate Nicki Minaj’s music, I’m embarrased to say that she had the best verse in this song. I felt that the term “Monster” fits all of these Artists personality.

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