Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Random Jam: Memphis Bleek feat. Jay-Z, Lil Cease and Geda K "1,2 Ya'll" (2002)

"No disrespect intended, but if you offended, can't take it back handle yo' business"--Jay-Z

Whenever I get excited about something i whipser to myself "I'm dancin'" like Jay-Z did before he absolutely ripped his verse on this song. So, me saying that to myself just now is what made this song pop into my head. This is easily one of my favorite Roc-A-Fella tracks out of their whole catalog. The casual listener probably doesn't know about this track eventhough it appeared on two albums.

This beat is 100% Brooklyn and that's why I fuck with it so hard. I can appreciate NYC shit when its at its absolute best. The first time I heard this song it made me feel like I was walking around those parts in '88 with a high top fade and plenty of gold around my neck. This shit is hard, that's all I can really say about this song.

Plus, just like Dennis Edwards' "Don't Look Any Further," any song sampling ESG's "UFO" is damn near guaranteed to be dope...almost.


Senor Kaos said...

Daaaaaaaaamn MG That's your favorite Brooklyn / NY Jam?

That song was straight mixtape and shouldn't been on nobodies album.

Especially since other cats murdered that same sample / beat a lot harder.

I thought Geda K did this thing, Jay was having fun, but other than that this joint was weak sauce.

"You, Me, Him, and Her" is my favorite Roc A Fella cut."

But Jay's adlibs are still funny "I'm dancin!" LOL

Aiiiiight MG, Peace.

DJ Shad said...

I had never heard that track past Bleek's verse cuz from what I had heard, they didn't do the Junior M.A.F.I.A. version justice. I guess Jay did kinda go in there, but everyone's verses pale in comparison to the original. Biggie's closing verse > ...