YOU BEST BE BEST BE GETTIN’ ON

I’ve never gotten such a huge reward for such a halfassed post as I did on this one last week.  Tim turned me on to this song after I posted that quick little thing mentioning some new rappers with exclamation points in their names and my jaw has been permanently dropped ever since.

Plane Jane – Like Me (feat. Iamsu!)

I’m a big fan of any rap song where 2 rappers are having a really intricately intertwined back-and-forth like this, but usually even those are just between two dudes and don’t involve them being verbally eviscerated by each other, it’s rare for there to be such a thorough treatment on this concept between a dude and a lady, and the execution of this one is just top shelf.  I love that Iamsu! is willing to have himself so thoroughly behlittled during half of this song, I think that really shows a lot of humility on his part.  I don’t know of many dudes, rapper or otherwise, that would agree to be put in his position in this song, it’s really impressive.  Almost as impressive as either of their performances on here.  I really like how she calls him a nerd, I bet Iamsu! is kind of a nerd.

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5 thoughts on “YOU BEST BE BEST BE GETTIN’ ON

  1. […] that Plane Jane/Iamsu! has got me thinkin’ about all the other great male/female back and forth tracks out there, I […]

  2. […] goin’ way back with this one.  There’s not as much back and forth here as the last two, but the concept is still very much alive and well executed, especially considering Foxy Brown […]

  3. […] call him a sucka in it.  This one’s definitely a departure for ol’ Gucci.  I guess if Plane Jane and Iamsu! win newest, Jay and Foxy win oldest, and Trick Daddy and Trina win nastiest, then Gucci and Esther […]

  4. […] up with this week’s theme, this one suffers slightly by not actually having a lady rap the best verse […]

  5. […] most emotion, the cleverest lines, it’s funny and serious, it’s got it all.  “Like Me” definitely gives it a run for its money, but I’m not sure it quite dethrones it.  […]

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