Is Lil’ Fame The New Primo?
Having laced beats for his own M.O.P. projects since DJ Premier joined the squad for the Firing Squad album, Lil’ Fame has been taking notes from the legendary beat smith and putting in his own work behind the boards without any unnecessary hype. After finding a stack of old records lying out in the rain one night which happened to contain a Foreigner album, Fame threw together “Cold As Ice,” which became a surprise Top 10 pop hit in the UK and officially put him on the map as a beat-maker to be reckoned with. Over the last three years or so, Fizzy Womack has consistently unleashed a series of deceptively simple yet hard-as-fuck tracks for everyone from AZ and Cormega to Vinnie Paz and Rakim. If you need some bare-bones street shit on your album, you need to get dude involved. Not to take anything away from the great DJ Premier, but if the recent Get Used To Us compilation is any indication, I’d rather get three Lil’ Fame beats for someone’s album for the same price as you’d score a single Preem joint. You’re also guaranteed not to hear that Nick Jarvis kid on any of the songs, which is a massive bonus any way you look at it. Not convinced? Check the resume…
M.O.P. – “Blow The Horns”
This beat will make you punch your baby mother in the back of the head if she so much as looks at you crooked.
AZ – “AZ’s Chillin'”
Best. Audio 2. Remake. Ever. Milk D would be proud.
Raekwon featuring M.O.P. & Kool G Rap – “Ill Figures”
Fame directs the scene for Brooklyn band The Revelation to drop the cinematic’s with outstanding results.
Big Noyd – “Rags To Riches”
Loyal Mobb Deep soldier Noyd rings the alarm over this tense QB burner.
Cam’ron – “Suga Duga”
Displaying versatility, here’s a Dipset tailored joint for Killa from 2006’s More Than The Music, Vol. 2.
DJ Kay Slay feat. Jadakiss, Sheek Louch, Styles P, Bun B, Papoose, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo & Ray J – “You Heard Of Us” (Remix)
Simple but effective flip of the horns from that old Fugee’s joint for this punchline tour-de-force.
Vinnie Paz -“War Monger”
Jedi Mind Tricks’ frontman meets the horns of death. Call it Gladiator Rap.
Styles P feat. Kool G Rap – “Come One, Come All”
Superb combination of off-kilter percussion and bass drops as The Ghost and G Rap tear shreds off the mic. Pause to that hook though.
Cormega feat. Lil’ Fame – “718”
Brownsville and The Bridge connect for a raw rap showcase over a catchy vocal snippet.
Termanology – “The Music Industry”
This understated track provides the perfect backdrop for Term’s shots at record company fuckery.
Bonus YouTube Action:
Rakim ft. Lil Fame-“I’m Back”
Lukey feat. Lil Fame of M.O.P. “Off The Corner”