Phat 5 Joints of The Week (R.I.P. ODB)
#5. Welcome 2 My Block - Clinton Sparks ft Damien Marley, NaS,2Pac & Scarface: Shade45 soldier (aka the other white DJ) cooks up a mouth-watering blend featuring 3 legends and the son of a legend. Although Clinton Sparks is no Premo but he certainly has an ear that most DJ’s lack in the game.
#4. Build Me Up - Rhymefest ft Ol' Dirty Bastard : People would checking more for ODB and less for Rhymefest on this joint even though the late great Dirty only sings the hook. It’s for delirious, yet entertaining acts like this that ODB will be immortalized. “I wanna get up in that bush like Dubya”
#3. Mince Meat - DangerDoom(mp3) : The Mouse and The Mask would probably never even smell the Billboard charts but that’s not taking away from the fact that MF Doom and DangerMouse have crafted one of 05’s better releases. Cee-Lo would have been better suited on "Mince Meat", which could really use a chorus, than on "Benzi Box"(although the latter is still solid in its own right).
#2. Cookies - MF Doom ft produced by Just Blaze(mp3) : Can’t get enough of Doom, especially when he’s feeding you cookies. I’m actually impressed that Just Blaze was able to pull this one out his hat - Doom doesn’t change his style a bit on this snippet. If anything the masked villain succeeds in pulling Justin into his own sound. This might have been a left over from Mmm…Food. “Some have gone blind, Like starring at the screen too long while online”. For real.
#1. Dumb Out - Joe Budden (ram) : It’s obvious that Joe Budden is still gunning for his fair share of respect, which he hopes to stack up by dropping dope joints like “Three Sides to A Story(featured last week) and this one. Regardless, this is top notch Joey. (Beware: Name-dropping ahead). “Now if you don’t sell 5 million, they got enough of ‘em/Let me find out Hip Hop’s turning Republican//”
Ol skool Joint of the Day:
Baby Got Back (mp3) - cover by Jon Coulton: Not only is this cover of Sir Mix-a-Lot’s popular masterpiece humorous, but it’s also earnestly entertaining. “I like big butts, I cannot lie”.