I judge records by their covers all the time. When I saw this one, there’s no way I couldn’t check it out.
Baby Huey – Hard Times
Ghostface Killah – Buck 50 (feat. Method Man, Redman, & Cappadonna)
I really love the formless determination of this track. That horn loop just hits so hard over and over again, I feel like I can accomplish anything while I’m listening to that shit. There’s also no chorus in the whole thing, and the closest thing to a hook is the little “there’s no love to be found…” sample that pops in every now and then between the totally irregularly-lengthed verses, and different dudes keep popping in to talk for a little bit. Method Man starts sounding like he’s trying to make a chorus happen for a second around 2:30, but it just kinda fades out into another Ghostface verse and continues. I’ve always loved that track, and it’s cool to know where that sweet loop came from. Good thing that Baby Huey cover is so amazing.