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’12 Best Singles: #9 E-40 Ft. YG, Problem & IamSU! “Function”

The Bay experienced a bit of a resurgence last year courtesy of E-40’s “Function”. Featuring YG, Problem, and IamSu, a monotone bass liquidates 40 Water’s spit (“I’m tossing this sloppy, offa my broccoli, Bacardi/On fifty one out of my body, I’m about that green like wasabi”). I’m just sayin’ man, “Function” was the kind of event we all wanted to attend.

’12 Best Singles #10: Lupe Fiasco “Bitch Bad”

Lupe went against the grain on the second single of Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. On the didactic “Bitch Bad”,  he addresses hip-hop misogyny with sensitivity and parental care. On the first and second verses, he explains the side effects of the B-Word, but by the third, his parable falls on deaf ears, “Bad mean good to her, she really nice and smart/But bad mean bad to him, bitch don’t play your part.” Bitch bad. Song […]

Nas On Hot 97 (Angie Martinez)

On Angie‘s born day today, Esco visited Hot 97’s rush hour drive. He discussed his NYE show, his 4 Grammy nods and making amends with Kelis. He also weighs in on CNN awarding him as the best lyricist of all time and mentions he’s already working on his next album. Yup, life is still good.