Sheeeit, well it got cold quick. Stay warmer than that new North Face you just copped with the heat from this week’s Dose of the OG.
Mobb Deep - Hell On Earth (Front Lines)
I still haven’t found any crime rap that makes a better soundtrack to getting shot at two in the morning than Mobb Deep. On this title track from 1996’s ‘Hell On Earth’ shit is going down and Queensbridge is the battleground, with Havoc and Prodigy manning the guns with nonstop murderous lyrics.
Audio Two - Top Billin’ (DJ Daddy Dog Remix)
One of the most enduring early hip hop tracks. All rappers after 1987 took their cues from Audio Two, whose MC Milk Dee and DJ Daddy-O were spitting about bodyguards and how def their rhymes were over banging beats. This is a remix by DJ Daddy Dog but it shows how enduring this song remains, regardless.
Ghostface Killah - Nutmeg (feat. RZA)
Wu-Tang Clan was, more or less, something to fuck with around the turn of the century. Then all of a sudden, Toney Starks a.k.a. P-Tone a.k.a. Ghost Deini a.k.a. Ghostface Killah dropped his solo album ‘Supreme Clientele’ and the ninjas from Shaolin were back on the map. This track ‘Nutmeg’ features Ghost and the RZA in full effect. It’s like a nice dream where all rappers can actually rap.