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Black Eye Boom Bap Posse Rap Cage Match…

What had happened was…

I was discussing the scenario for those people who were playing the Dallas Penn Dot Com Final 4’Rizzle 4’Shizzle NCAA Tournament pool and who would win the free pair of sneakers depending on what team won the ‘chip.

I reminded myself how good the ‘Scenario’ (remix) was. I claimed that the ‘Scenario’ (remix) was the second greatest posse rap track behind Wu-Tang clan’s ‘Triumph’. When you hear that guitar sample you immediately start to wild out, plus MC Hood referenced Larry Davis.

Immediately rap fans started to tell me what their favorite posse rap track was. It turns out that Wu-Tang records are disqualified from posse rap status since the Wu is a group with a hundred members so they automatically make posse rap tracks anyrtime they record an album. Okay, I have to accept that. So I thought about what I would consider the GOAT posse rap tracks of all time and I realized that I couldn’t place some over others.

The key to the best posse rap tracks isn’t just about the overall number of rappers (a 4 rapper minimum), but how well each rapper complements and supplements the other artists on the track. If all four, or more, rappers sounded exactly alike what would we have? Dipset I suppose (no Miss Info). Posse rap tracks are their best when the rappers are as diverse and lyrically skilled as possible.

That’s when I decided to place all of my favorite posse rap tracks in the ring together on some rap battle royale (no Chinese action movie) type shit to see which one would prevail. Let’s see who the GOAT of this shit is. I also gotta warn you in advance to put on some protective eyewear so that you don’t end up with a black eye after you hear some of these joints.


‘The Symphony’ – Juice Crew All-Stars (Masta Ace, Craig G, Kool G Rap and Big Daddy Kane)
Imagine what you would do if you had to grip the mic after Kool G Rap?

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‘Flava In Your Ear’(remix) – Biggie Smalls, Craig Mack, Rampage, LL Cool J, and Busta Rhymes
Busta Rhymes is one of the GOAT posse rap All-Stars. We’ll discuss this later…

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‘Left It To Us’ – Cage, El-P, Tame 1, Yak Ballz and Aesop Rock
White may not be able to jump, but they can definitely get down on some posse rap shit.

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‘Color Blind’ – Ice Cube, Kam, MC Threat, Coolio, WC and J-Dee
If you don’t own the ‘Death Certificate’ album you should stick your head in an oven and kill yourself. No, really.

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‘Live At The BBQ’ – NaS, Fatal, Akinyele and Extra P
The legendary birth of NaS

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‘4, 3, 2, 1′ – Method Man, Redman, Canibus, DMX and LL Cool J
How dare Canibus try to get at Uncle L?!?!

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‘Simon Sez’ (remix) – Lady Luck, Pharoahe Monch, Redman, Method Man, Shabaam Shadeeq, and Busta Rhymes
Rewind this shit! Rewind this shit! Lady Luck just gave your favorite rapper a black eye. Pharoahe Monch is the truth! Redman and Meth, you already know nigga! Shabaam Shadeeq goes in hardbody! Busta Rhymes is one of the greatest of all time!

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