DJ Whoo Kid & Cookin’ Soul Presents:Night of The Living Dead
Anyone who knows me knows I’m a huge Biggie fan. And I’ve been known to bump some Biggie blends here and there whether it was Rap Phenomenon or something that DJ Snicka threw together. But a time came when dudes was just ODing with the sh*t. Even Puffy ODed with the Biggie Duets album. There’s only so many times I can hear the same hot verse over different beats that just weren’t better than the original.
This mixtape reinforced that belief. Come on, people. Frank White’s original album verses need to be left alone already. While the production on this mixtape was pretty damn tight – exorcist & Halloween cleverly sampled the original movies scores and most MC’s would sacrifice their left nut to have a beat like “Orphanage,” or “Sleepwalkers” on their album – they just didn’t fit Big’s steez. And they sure as hell couldn’t keep up with his moon-attracted flow. It’s like throwing Samantha Ronson into a rump shaker contest with Beyonce. One just isn’t built to keep up with the other.
Big’s flow was ahead of its time. A flow that to this day no other rapper has been able to mimic or come close to attaining (Jay wasn’t better than Big, but was the closest one). You can’t just throw a beat together and put a Biggie verse over it. That’s damn near blasphemy.
Then not only do they take his timeless verses and throw them over OK tracks, but they pair them with old sub-par verses from Nas, Eminem, and 50 Cent. Word to the wise, If you’re gonna take an old verse from any of these MC’s, at least take one of their best. Not a mediocre rhyme they spit (They used Em’s “Till I Collapse” verse and as hot as it was, it didn’t sound right paired with Big’s “Suicidal Thoughts” verse).
And for all those who swore that Lil’ Kim wrote her own rhymes, prepare to have your world crushed (All 3 of ya’ll chicks in denial). “Ghost Of Lil’ Kim” is proof that Biggie wrote “Stay That B*tch.” I heard this back in like ’98 on some mixtape my homie, Vil had. But nobody wanted to believe me. So f*ck y’all! I can’t front though, as much as he killed this it made me feel uneasy hearing Biggie say, “Got buffoons eating my p*ssy while I watch cartoons..” I know he wrote that for Kim to say, but still…
My question is, where are those unheard Biggie verses that Dat Nigga Daz said Big recorded in his home studio in LA when he was kicking it with the Dogg Pound? He said he’d sell them to Puff for a million each. Why Puff frontin’? Why Daz frontin’? We need some new Biggie material, children!!! Obama’s the new prez and it’s only right that we celebrate with new Biggie verses and some Goya products! -The Infamous Omar
Hottest Joint: “Exorcist”
Weakest Joint: “Thriller”