Who Had the Best Verse on the “Mechanics (Remix)?” [POLL]

Yesterday, the remix to Busta Rhymes protégé Reek Da Villian’s introductory single “Mechanics” hit the ’Net with an all-star cast. Boasting such hip-hop vets as Bussa Buss, Swizz Beatz, Method Man, Cam’ron and Nelly, as well as a verse from New York newcomer Vado, it was only a matter of time before the people were arguing over who had the illest verse.

The beat, provided by Swizzy and based on a sample from Jerry Butler’s “Mechanical Man” (the same backdrop used for Meth’s 1994 classic “Bring The Pain”), provides the perfect funky backdrop for each rapper to showcase their lyrical abilities. DJ Khaled kicks things off by introducing Reek to the mic, who delivers a disrespectful verse about pulling a heist and then taking advantage of his victim’s girl. “Let your wifey come through get her gogle on/Skeet in her face then spit on her like Olajuwon.”

Not to be outdone, the Dungeon Dragon—who hails himself as the “Godfather” of the club banger on the track—brings the heat next, braggin’ that “this shit’ll probably bang in the 2011 summer.”

Swizzy stepped his rap game up for verse three, listing all his expensive toys, including a 16-seat chopper, while Vado uses his verse to bring the listener back to the ‘hood with tough talk straight from the streets of Harlem World.

Cam continues the Harlem reppin’, swag surfin’ all over the beat with rhymes about cocaine and girls, before passing the baton to Meth, who fills fans in on what he was doing in his absence from the booth. “Stayed a lil ugly while these kids did the dougie/My team ate lovely now I’m back a lil chubby.”

Closing out the affair is a re-energized Nelly, who showed off his impressive resume. “I’m the biggest selling rapper alive/that ain’t Caucasian, blonde hair and blue eyes.”

We’d have to check the facts for the answer to that question, but it’s on y’all to declare who had the best verse. Listen to the song and get your vote on below. —Jesse Gissen


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  • The Real

    Honestly, they were mostly crap – especially Swizzy and Nelly. Busta took the cake on this one. As usual.

    • HiohopDoctor

      Dude…Tical clearly had the best flow/lines

  • http://www.twitter.com/Pierzy Pierzy

    1. Enimem Sold 32 Million
    2. Nelly Sold 21 Million
    3. Jay-Z Sold 20 Million

    And, considering how his last few efforts have sold, he’s going to have to release about 11 million albums just to tie Marshall. Nelly lost.

    • yoprince


      but after listening to the song, i’m pretty sure nelly was misquoted.

      he said he’s the best selling rapper alive “THAT ain’t Caucasian, blond hair, and blue eyes.”

      as in, he’s the best selling rapper who ISN’T white. which, apparently, is true.

      replace ‘that’ with ‘it’ and the lyric has a fairly different meaning.

  • Donknottz

    Ticalion Stallion all Day, Go back in your hole Nelly, How dare you mention Em with that garbage rap

  • Technique

    Cam got busy, Meth second, Vado third. I wasn’t feelin Nelly’s or Swizzy’s shit, at all.

  • swype-matic

    Without even listening to the song, I just figured Meth had the best verse and moved on.

  • Your Boy

    Joint is CRAZY!!. Swizz didn’t make the beat tho. 420 Beats from Royal 3 Music made it. You hear Reek call it out in the original.

  • http://www.fatalhooks.com vega Diamond

    Metttttttth killed it!

  • jtm

    lol the only one in this song that had a good verse was method man.

  • Chris

    Meth murdered that shit. nobody else was close. Nelly sounded like straight garbage

  • http://www.bboycult.com Don mcCaine

    Meth did what he was supposed to do…show n^ggaz how to rock his beat…

  • El Tico Loco

    Meth all day, I don’t know about Nelly going at Em I hope I’m wrong.

  • John Cochran

    Obviously Reek won, how many rookies gettin so many stars on one song? I never even heard of bul.

  • Hannibal Cannibal

    Method Man..that’s it

  • Peso

    Cam was all over this beat, Vado did his thing as well

    Meth did better then expected, he could always “flow” though

    Busta brought it back to the days when he doing his thing and a nice verse from Reek(BET awards 2010 first time I ever heard of him on the cypher)

    Nelly did really better then I thought…is the KING of commercial rap is back lmfao

    all dope verses I’m really “on to the next one” with debating on everysong who killed who…I thinks it better then more then 1 person come nice

  • Ron Calico

    best Nelly verse in years

  • Anonymous

    4 ppl really honestly straight up thought swizz had the best verse???? I’m not one to hate but that’s just crazy I bet they think waka is a lyrical genius too lol

  • http://www.iap-tv.com Harra$$dadon

    M.E.T.H.O.D Man- cot damn!

  • twoholla

    MR. M-E-F…

  • Mr RD

    This shows you how messed up this game is. This song was hot before any of these people jumped on it. Now more big names are on it and its like the hottest shit in the game right now. I just hope Reek Da Villian pops off and all this isnt for nothing.

  • Dub

    Why would you make an introductory single with all these muffuckas on it?



  • c

    re-energized! I get re-energized right after mef to start the song all over. come on now nellerd! people hate “self invites”, especially ones that are on a track, fool.

  • D COLE

    Busta was hot no doubt. But the originator of that beat laid it down like water flowing in a river. His verses was BLAZIN