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Written by: Robbie Ettelson
If you have even the slightest clue about this here rap shit, then you have to acknowledge the fact that Erick and Parrish pretty much had the game in motherfuckin’ headlock with their first four albums. They brought a brand new funk to the scene with Strictly Business, delivered cutting-edge beat science on Unfinished Business and executed a near-flawless B-Boy document with Business As Usual, while Business Never Personal showcased the mighty Hit Squad at the height of their powers while slapping the shit outta listeners with ultra-hard cuts like ‘Boon Dox’. Combat Jack is going to tell you that based on the strength of this discography they automatically qualify as rap’s ‘Dopest Duo’ (word to Craig G), but that’s not the whole equation. My main motivation behind the ‘M.O.P are the greatest’ declaration is the fact that they’ve outlasted everyone and are still bringing that heat. It soon became clear that the most effective way to illustrate the Mash Out Posse‘s superiority is through the classic Take An ‘L’ Comparison Test. Let’s get it in!
Has the crew has ever broken-up under controversial circumstances?
EPMD: You bet.
Has member of the crew ever thrown himself out of a window as part of some bizarre love triangle?
MOP: You gotta be kiddin’ me.
Number of sub-par solo albums released while the group was on hiatus that almost tarnished legacy beyond repair:
Recorded song with fruity boy band?
MOP: Afraid so. That LFO collab is some effed-up shit.
Contains a member who has referred to himself as the ‘MC Rap Goddess’?
EPMD: Pause, Erick Sermon. Pause!
MOP: Sure ya right.
Released a song where one member plays the part of the other dudes..um…’member’?
EPMD: Mr. Bozack, huh?
Recorded shitty hip-house and rock-rap tracks?
MOP: Repeat offenders of the latter, although sometimes it works.
Do they run endless sequels into the ground?
EPMD: They should have stopped at ‘Jane 3’.
MOP: Four versions of ‘Downtown Swinga’ is pushing it, but at least they’re all good.
Contain a member who’s been the target of endless ‘Gay Rapper’ speculation?
MOP: C’mon dude…
Need I continue? I count that as eight ‘L’s to the Brothers From Brentwood, LI, and three to the Brownsville Brawlers. How can you go wrong with scientific proof like that? There’s been a lot of talk about who has more hits and classic albums, but not falling off is after all these years is a far more impressive feat in my book. If all we got in this world is our balls and our world, then M.O.P don’t break them for nobody! Salute!
I’m not going to waste your time by running through the Bill and Fame‘s old achievements, I’m sure you’re already familiar. It seems more appropriate to showcase six recent appearances they’ve made. How many new records include Erick and Parrish features again?
M.O.P ft Busta Rhymes – ‘Blow The Horn’
J Dilla feat. Lil’ Fame – ‘Blood Sport’
DJ Babu feat. M.O.P – ‘Dearly Departed’
Jake One feat. M.O.P – ‘Gangsta Boy’
Stoupe feat. M.O.P. – ‘Transition of Power’
Statik Selektah feat. M.O.P – ‘The Good Life’
Elsewhere: Combat Jack
delivers his closing argument cops a plea.
Read Part 1 if you missed it….
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