.. That's right, with all this talk about the Yanks throwin' money around trying to buy a World Series, I'm still reppin the Mets. Let me get my Beltran on right quick, call this cleanin up. (Disclaimer: The Yanks are cool, don't get me wrong, I'd root for them in any series but a Subway. Sorry, haters.)
Notorious B.I.G. - Microphone Murderer
Let's start it off with an original demo from the G.O.A.T. himself. Veteran mixer Mister Cee dropped "Microphone Murderer" on Hot 97 over the weekend to drop some knowledge on all these young heads claiming they know hip-hop. I'll let Big do the explaining:
Keep my eyes open and keep the case closedNo eyewitnesses, no names are exposedJust the heavy-set one with the big gunWhen I sweep, come, shakin down everyone
Overlook the low-quality radio rip and you'll see that Cee dusted off a gem from Big Poppa's early days.
Jadakiss ft. Faith Evans - Letter To BIG
Speaking of Big, Jada released this tribute that should appear on the OST for the late, great rappers' upcoming biopic Notorious. 'Kiss does a nice job of both expressing his emotions to his homie while simultaneously calling out the industry whores. Case in point:
People in power is queerI could go on for a year About how would it be if you were still hereGame has got cheaperRappers is more commercially successful now But the heart's a lot weaker
Remix the joints you hadBut they could never, ever duplicate your swagMeanwhile, I'ma keep pursuing my lil' plansAnd you might bump into a few of my lil' mans Up there steppin with GodDown here, Mister Cee and BK is still reppin you hard
Good looks to Jada for keepin the spirit alive, forever RIP.
Fabolous - Brooklyn (Go Hard) Freestyle
Speaking of BK, Loso just couldn't stay away from this beat. He reps his birthplace to the fullest over the Kanye-laced heater:
Gates and Nostrand to Linden and PowellI need an O, I would like to buy a vowelKnown for ice grillin not for phony smilin'Fresher than Easter Sunday on Coney Island
Go head, Fab. Why not?
Wale - UK Freestyle
And last we'll take a trip across the Atlantic courtesy of Capital City newcomer Wale. He has some fun on this freestyle:
Y'all ego is your ethos Behind is where I leave 'em Remind you when I see you Cause I lap you very easy Hundred miles and runnin They behind but they frontin Zero on any table of multiplication, young'n
I'll leave y'all fresh and clean on that note, lemme go 'head and put the mop away. Til tomorrow, when I unveil my picks for Best Hip-Hop of the Year and Guilty Pleasures '08.
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