Biting the hand that feeds you is never a good idea, but when you’re a foul-mouthed Houston broad struggling to get noticed, it seems like the only option. Such is the story of Choice, the first “lady” of Rap-A-Lot. Willie D gave her a break by generously allowing her to appear on his seminal Controversy album, resulting in I Need Some Pussy, which still stands up today as a classic ignorant duet. Choice informed us that “I got a pussy ’bout the size of Bolivia” (which later provided the hook for Too Much Trouble‘s “Take The Pussy”, but more of that later), which apparently is a something she seemed proud of(!?). I suspect that D ghost-wrote her parts anyway. I’m not sure what happened between then and the time she dropped her album, but since she looked like Billy Dee Williams in drag her only chance of selling a few CD’s was to find a cheap gimmick. Most of the songs on the album dealt with her “sexcapades” (Pipe Dreams, “Minute Man” and “Cat Got Your Tongue”), but for her first single she did what any new rapper desperately seeking free publicity does – she made a diss record.
Payback finds Choice taking shots at all the big name rappers of the era. Her comments toward Willie Dee (“talkin’ ’bout bald head hoes ain’t nice, when you’re mama can’t even roll her hair with rice!” didn’t go down too well with the Clean-Up Man, who retaliated on his next album, “Goin’ Out Like A Soldier”. Choice dropped a follow-up effort in ’92 called Stick-N-Move which added some safe-sex messages in with all the pillow talk.
Here’s what Willie D had to say about the situation in an interview with James Bernard in the October 1992 edition of The Source:
What’s up with dissing Choice? Isn’t she your labelmate?
[Laughs] Yeah she’s down with Rap-A-Lot, but she ain’t down with Willie D. She dissed me – you didn’t know that, did you? She had an album called Payback which had a song called “Payback” where she dissed me, The Geto Boys, Ice Cube, Too $hort and NWA.
Willie Dee featuring Choice – I Need Some Pussy (Controversy, Rap-A-Lot, 1989)
Choice – Payback (The Big Payback, Rap-A-Lot, 1990)
Choice – Pipe Dreams (The Big Payback, Rap-A-Lot, 1990)
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