RAP JOURNEY #4 – FROM THE COUP TO GEORGE & GWEN MCRAE

This all happened the other day in the comments section to this post, and it made me so happy, I wanted to make a whole separate post about it for everybody that might not take the time to read every single post I put up PLUS every single comment that gets made (but if you do that, you’re awesome and I’m sorry for the repetition).

I was talking about the intro track to this album by The Coup called Genocide & Juice and how it has the same guitar part as this Pimp C song, and in passing I made a reference to this other song on that same album called “Fat Cats, Bigga Fish”.

The Coup – Fat Cats, Bigga Fish

I think that song and video are totally amazing on their own, but little did I know there was some pretty serious history behind it as well.  In the comments to that post that I mentioned that song in, my good friend Timothy drew my attention to a song that I had no business not knowing off the top of my head, but had somehow slipped my mind.  Much thanks, Timothy!

Method Man & Redman – Cereal Killer

SO obvious.  I’m pretty disappointed I didn’t pick up on that one on my own, but I’m mega thankful I got good friends lookin out for my musical wellbeing.  But if you think I’m stoppin here then you’ve obviously not been keepin up with these Rap Journeys.  We GOTTA take it to the source, right??

George & Gwen McRae – The Rub

Now usually, you’d think this would be the end.  BUT I happened to spot in the comments to that song that somebody listed EVEN MORE rap songs that use that same sample:  there’s Mobb Deep’s “Came Up” AND Brand Nubian’s “The Return” in addition to the two posted above.  Whoa.  Thanks YouTube dude.

Ok, that’s the end, for real, I think.  Who knows, maybe somebody will blow my mind with another comment and take me on another journey.  If so, bring it on.  It totally made my day when Timothy hit me with that Method & Red song, the more participation from you all, the better.  So don’t hold back y’all.  I’m talkin to you.

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2 thoughts on “RAP JOURNEY #4 – FROM THE COUP TO GEORGE & GWEN MCRAE

  1. Amber Eckley says:

    daaaaaaaaang! nice team work, y’all! I’d say that calls for a grant-style MEGA-FIVE

  2. […] remember this Coup classic from Rap Journey #4?  Here’s a missing piece I only just discovered today.  You gotta be a little patient for […]

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