During the interview with Meyhem which I dropped yesterday, I asked him which three songs he’d play to someone who’d never heard hip-hop from Queens before. He gave me five…
5. Nas – ‘New York State Of Mind’
Robbie: I need to listen to this every time Nas does something stupid to remind myself how ill he can be. Obviously, I listen to this a lot.
4. Capone-N-Noreaga – ‘Blood Money’
Robbie: EZ Elpee was on fire during this period, while NORE just ‘did him’ at his finest.
3. Mobb Deep – ‘Shook Ones Pt. II’
Meyhem: I respect Run-DMC, but my era’s the nineties. I listen to Run-DMC to this day, but if I wanna mention what makes me tick and influenced me in my youth and made me wanna rhyme? It’s that ’93 to ’97 era.
2. Kool G Rap & DJ Polo – ‘Road To The Riches’
Meyhem: If you listen to what G Rap was saying and listen to how he’s flowin – and think about the time that came out and how advanced it was? That shit was crazy.
1. Iron Sheiks [Tragedy Khadafi & Imam THUG] – ‘True Confessions’
Meyhem: When this dropped, it was so retarded I lost my mind. Trag’s flow is so technical and stupid on that – it really took you to a whole ‘nother level. If you rap, you really had to kick it up a notch after you heard that. The second verse Trag kicks is so crazy…that’s hip-hop to me. That’s what I breathe. That’s what I came up on.
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