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Who Spit It Better?: People Under The Stairs “Acid Raindrops” vs. InI “What You Say”

This installation of Who Spit it Better? looks at the bars of two heavyweight groups of emcees. People Under The Stairs and their infamous, “Acid Raindrops,” versus the great InI’s, “What You Say,” with each track sampling David T. Walkers happy guitar groove from his 1970 song, “Lay Lady Lay.”  Pete Rock’s beat for “What You Say” was done back ... Read More »

Who Spit It Better: T.W.D.Y. vs. Twista

Legendary vocalist Bill Wither’s uplifting song, “Lovely Day” plays the foundation for the tracks in today’s feature of Who Spit It Better.  We’ll look at the rhymes of T.W.D.Y., a bay area group consisting of Ant Banks, Rappin 4-Tay, and Captain Save-Em, on their Ant Banks produced track, “Players Holiday,” featuring Mac Mall, Too Short, and Oakland singing duo Otis ... Read More »

Who Spit it Better: AZ/Nas vs. Ice Cube

For this weeks edition of Who Spit It Better we match up AZ and Nas’, “How Ya Livin” vs. Ice Cube and Krayzie Bone’s, “Until We Rich.” Each contains samples from Glenn Jones 1984 hit single “Show Me,”  Hip-Hop samples ever. East Coast beast L.E.S. provided his beat for AZ’s Pieces of a Man album while lesser known producer Carl ... Read More »

Who Spit It Better? Chiddy Bang vs. The Throne

Besides explaining how wealthy you can live during a financial meltdown, Kanye and Jay-Z showed us once again how cool it is to sample music from the Ed Banger generation on their collabo effort, Watch The Throne. Alongside “Why I Love You,” which samples and interpolates Cassius‘ club hit “I Love You So,” Kanye and Jay-Z also decided to, probably ... Read More »

Who Spit It Better: J. Cole Vs. CRU

In this battle of Who Spit It Better, we match Mr. Second String himself J. Cole and his track, “Sideline Story” against the now defunct Cru’s (also known as the Rhythm Blunt Cru) jam “Just Another Case” ft. Slick Rick. Both producers that covered these tracks flipped the seventies band, Rhythm’s,” The World is A Place,” but this time around ... Read More »

Who Spit It Better?: Joe Budden vs. Deezus vs. Sean Price

The latest edition of Who Spit It Better has Mouse Budden’s “Dear Diary” facing off against Canadian rapper Deezus’ “Cover My Tracks” featuring Brooklyn’s own Sean Price.  Both tracks sample Lakeside’s  “Alibi” from their 1983 album, Untouchables.  Both tracks use the soulful parts of the track (vocals) but what separates them?  Let’s find out. Sean P starts “Cover My Tracks” ... Read More »

DaVinci vs Shyheim vs Hell Razah

Another edition of Who Spit it has Filmore District (San Francisco) emcee DaVinci battling Wu-Tang affiliates Shyheim and Hell Razah.  The trio rhyme over O.V. Wright’s “Nickel and a Nail” from his 1967 album, Eight Men, Four Women.  The tracks supplied by RZA and Big D use the track nicely with RZA focusing more on the vocal’s and Big D ... Read More »

Rick Ross vs Joe Budden

The Bawse and Joe Budden both have used one of my favorite samples, “Silly Love Song” by Enchantment.  The Bawse uses the sample for his lead single (“Super High”) featuring Ne-Yo from this forthcoming album, Teflon Don (July).  Joe Budden utilized the track for his 2008 album, Halfway House [buy]. Both are decent songs aiming for club/radio spins, but only ... Read More »

Erykah Badu vs Alicia Keys

Two beautiful women.  Two solid tracks.  One song a lead single to a live album.  The other a solid album track on one of the best R&B albums released this year.  Both sing over Eddie Kendricks often used “Intimate Friends” track.  Alicia beautifully sings about  the “unbreakable” nature of celebrity power couples (at that time).  Ms. Badu warns potential male ... Read More »

Roc Marciano vs Alchemist vs Twista

Roc Marciano and The Alchemist both used Smoked Sugar‘s “Keeping Up My Front” for their songs “Hide My Tears” and “Smile” respectively.   Marcberg is dope, but I don’t like “Hide My Tears” as the use of the double time delivery just doesn’t work for me.   The Alchemist, Twista, and Maxwell created a banger as “Smile” was one of ... Read More »