Thursday, July 30, 2009

You're the next contestants on Catch A Beat Down

125. Mos Def, Pharaohe Monch, and Nate Dogg - "Oh No" (Rawkus, 2000)

Mos Def is Mos Def here. No biggie. And Nate is Nate here, which is amazing as always. Can we please get him on more hooks in 2009 please?

But Pharaohe here, at least for a few bars, perfects that whole super-lyrical thing that he had been working on for the better part of a decade. The "halleluiah" bit is maybe the most exciting part of a rap song to sing along to ever and the consonance he follows it up with is bonkers as well. This didn't get a a huge reaction during Monch's (on the whole very well received) set at Pitchfork but I was obviously yelling the whole verse right in the homie Edgar's ear.

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