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Saturday, September 17th, 2011 at 11:25 am  |  28 responses

Layup Lines: It Was a Good Day

last week, f*cked around and got a triple double.

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  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    Cube’s a better rapper than Tupac. I know, the truth hurts.

  • Kilo

    75 millon records solds, three classic albums (Killuminati, Me Agansit the World, All Eyes on Me)and all this by the age of 25. C’mon.

  • NJ4Life

    Timeless

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    LOVE this song. Love the Isley Brothers sample. “Footsteps in the Dark” happens to be my favorite Isleys song.
    @JTaylor – I mean, that’s a valid argument.
    Dude was a great lyricist, better story teller than ‘Pac, and pretty much wrote all the NWA songs.
    I still prefer Pac but I can’t say he’s that much better than Cube.
    @Kilo – album sales don’t mean sh*t, and Cube had four classic albums by the time he was 25 (Straight Outta Compton, Amerikkka’s Most Wanted, Death Certificate, The Predator)
    Plus as a member of NWA you can make the argument that without Cube, there’d be no Pac.
    Or at the very least, it wouldn’t be the Pac we all know now, it would’ve been that goofy dude doing the humpty dance with Digital Underground.

  • superphilly

    Good rapper, better actor. But when compared to other west coast artists, its not that hard to be a good rapper.

  • http://thahiphopcorner.com Kevin

    I still dont think he got a triple double

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    @ Enigmatic: Well, he did write his own stuff and some for NWA, but The D.O.C. probably wrote more for the group as a whole than Cube.

  • http://hoopism.com airs

    cosign kevin.
    unless we count turnovers.

  • O

    Looking back on it, that chick that he banged out in this video looked like a f*cking horse. She must’ve had a bad body though…

  • HAMMER

    The “Don Dada”. The West Coast GOAT. So many classic songs (“Wicked” happens 2 be my fav Cube joint) and, as Enigmatic pointed out, 4 classic albums. Not 2 mention one of the greatest diss songs ever in “No vaseline”.

  • Kilo

    Hit Em Up was a better diss record than Vasline was, and we all know about the King Sun thing surrounding Wicked.
    @Enigmatic
    I think records sales CAN count. If the music is quality, but it does not sell that CAN say somthing about an emcee. The best can do both.

  • logues

    top 5 all time hip hop song, so many classic lines

  • asdf

    WHY DON’T THEY MAKE SONGS LIKE THIS ANYMORE!

  • HAMMER

    Don’t know where ur going with the whole Ice Cube/King Sun debacle, song is still dope and undeniably a classic. As far as “Hit em up” better than “No vaseline”? Its debatable. ‘Pac’s diss was more raw and cut throat. Cube’s was direct as well, but had sum funny diss lines. The Arnold Been-a-d!ck and Eazy-E’s d!ck smelling like MC Ren’s sh!t lines were hilarious. Personally, I never saw anything funny bout ‘Pac’s diss, considering the circumstances @ the time the song dropped. But, its just my opinion. Both songs are dope as hell no doubt.

  • takashi

    the west coast anthem…can you please post some AZ next? he is one, if not the most underrated rappers of all time.

  • http://espn.com ubestNOTmiss

    Bow Down was a classic album as well. All the critics in new york, cross em out and put a K, king of the hill were all bangers.

  • MikeC.

    I’d love to see any rapper who ever existed step to KRS-One. Written or freestyle. Kris will bully your heroes.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    ^ Co-sign Michael See. Kris was a madman in his prime.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Cool story: It just so happens KRS-One DID diss Ice Cube, but without name-dropping him unfortunately.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfM3oBV-4z0
    Here’s a live performance of “We in There” combined with “Feel the Vibe, Feel the Beat.”
    When he says “In jail you ain’t got respect…” etc., and dissing the wannabe gangsters, he’s really referring to Ice Cube. Kris was apparently p!ssed at Ice Cube’s line in one of his songs (I forget which song), when he said, “Self-destruction don’t pay the f*cking rent,” in reference to BDP’s Stop the Violence movement (and its theme song, “Self-Destruction”).
    Also, another indication that Kris is specifically targeting Ice Cube, as opposed to all gangsta rappers in general, is when he goes “Whatever you’re mumblin’ it’s wiggidy-wack” which sounds like a diss to Das EFX, but in reality, is a dig at Ice Cube–who hopped on the “iggidy” bandwagon on Predator.
    Sorry Cubes, but Kris waxed that @ss…

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    oh yeah, and all the jail stuff Kris talks about is a reference to Ice Cube’s video for “Check Yo Self” where he’s in prison.

  • SKITTLESO5

    now we are talking LOVE this alltime top 5 songs for me

  • SKITTLESO5

    now we are talking Love this.

  • http://www.slamonline.com UNFROZEN CAVEMAN LAWYER

    ‘I AINT CUBE AND IM HAVIN A FUCCED UP DAY, JUST ANOTHER CLIP INTO MY AK”………………………..

  • MikeC.

    @Teddy – Kris is still in his prime. His prime is endless. Check out Royalty Check collabo album with Krs & Freddie Foxxx. Some of the songs are a little odd (Kris doing his preachy thing), but when they really get into it, Kris and Bumpy tear it down. The KRS and Buckshot Survival Skills album was amazing too. I’d love to hear a KRS-LL collabo or KRS-Sean Price collabo. Those would blow my hair back (or what little is left of it).

  • Heals

    This track just screams West Coast; from the cadence of his flow to how the seems to reverberate/boomerang back-and-forth…

  • http://slamonline.com Tae

    Jtaylor can jump off a cliff. This clown said Cube is a better rapper than Makaveli. U no longer can post here. Lyrics, flow, everything a rapper needs Tupac does it better than Cube n half of tha game today

  • http://slamonline.com Tae

    Against all Odds>>>>>Hit em up. Both were raw diss tracks but against all odds was way more personal

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    First of all, co-sign takashi.
    Love AZ!
    “Mo Money, Mo Murder” w/ Nas, “Time” w/ Nas and Nature, “Love is Love”, AZ’s got classic joints.
    Secondly, damn, peeps get mad heated when someone dare insults 2Pac.
    Sure, Pac was amazing, but like I said, there were areas Cube had Pac beat in.
    Like storytelling. No way Pac coulda made a joint like “Once Upon a Time in the Projects” or “Ghetto Vet”.

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