It Takes Two…
There was a nice little thread at my homey’s site, Oh Word Dot Com. The question posed was what if GhostFace Killah didn’t actually write ‘Supreme Clientele’. It seems like cRap music’s dirty little secret of rampant ghostwriting even finds itself at the pinnacle pantheon of the rapper food chain. Personally, I know that there is no one that could ghostwrite Tony Starks’ lyrics, but I know that he is influenced by the people
in his cipher, just like we all are. I think this dude Supreme should be happy that his name is
attached to one of the many classic tapes in the Hip-Hop canon. If he wants credit for any more than that he needs to drop an album for me to hear.
When I listen to ‘Supreme Clientele’ I feel like that is the true OB4CL2, except this version is from Ghost’s perspective and not Rae’s. For my money, GhostFace and Raekwon are the greatest duo in the history of rap music. These two niggas are the peanut butter and jelly of this shit. The motherfucking Fish and Chips of this rap shit. Now there are other duos that are crucial to the history of the culture in their own right, but let’s face it, OB4CL cements Ghost and Rae as the G.O.A.T. Wonder Twins. And you know this to be true. So before you humps start flinging your shit at me I will give props to other important pairs of emcees that have shaped the soundscape of this Hip-Hop shit.
Run-DMC – To tell you the truth these niggas are a trio, so they are voided from this list.
Dougie Fresh and Slick Rick – La Dee Dah Dee and The Show will forever move the crowd.
EPMD – These dudes have hits for days and are responsible for bringing Reggie Noble into the game. ‘Nuff said.
OutKast – The Yin and Yang of the rap game.
8 Ball and MJG – These niggas were better than UGK until they fell the fuck off.
Trae and Z-Ro – Nahh, never heard of ‘em.
Finesse and Synquis – For showing the ladies how to spit and for the two ladies that read these drops, as opposed to all the bitchmade chicks with sticks who shits on mines (too many to name, but y’all know who you are, stand up).
Red and Meth – Give these niggas props for never being scared to crowd surf. They don’t just rap about it, they be about it.
50 Cent and Kanye West – Just trust me that these two are a duo (nullus)
What other important pairs did I leave out? If you name them also leave a sentence as to why their credible on your list.
Snoop & Dre – just cause it’s a G thing
Harold & Kumar
Bill & Ted – excellent adventure
Mos Def & Talib Kweli – Blackstar
Lil’ Wang & BirdBrain – for you Content.
Batman and Robin (No Homo Weezy F Baby)
Pippen and Jordan (WTF sports/rap analysis man ??!?!?) True. My badd
Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross
Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday (Ayo!?!)
Corey Haim and Corey Feldman (*proceeds to do 80’s baby dance*)
derfla the hus’la says…
tom and jerry
ken and ryu – watchu know bout that
KING BLAIR says…
DEEZ NUTZ & NAPPY HEADED HOES : cuz it makes me happy