The Definitive Discussion: Hip Hop Posse Cuts (and Podcast)

By May 17, 2009 Music, Podcasts
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Why are we such big fans of lists? Who knows. A few days ago, Big Mon and I were sitting around talking about our favorite posse cuts of all time, and happened to come up with a list. That list became a podcast. And that podcast now becomes a topic of discussion. Feel free to chime in with your favorites, what we missed, should have included, etc.

We tried to give it some structure, so we excluded features (De La featuring Common – “The Bizness”); cuts by collectives (Wu-Tang), or anything by Dr Dre, since all of his are effectively compilations. We made an exception for “Scenario”.

You’ll enjoy this one!

Track listing after the jump-

  • Craig Mack – “Flava In Ya Ear (Remix)” Featuring Notorious BIG, Rampage, LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes
  • Puff Daddy – “All About The Benjamins” Featuring The LOX, Lil Kim, and Notorious BIG
  • Mobb Deep “Eye For An Eye” Featuring Nas and Raekwon
  • LL Cool J – “I Shot Ya (Remix)” Featuring Keith Murray, Prodigy, Fat Joe, and Foxxy Brown
  • Cool Breeze – “Watch For The Hook” Featuring Outkast, Goodie Mob, and Witchdoctor)
  • Stop The Violence Movement – “Self Destruction” Featuring BDP, Stetsasonic, Kool Moe Dee, MC Lyte, Doug E. Fresh, Just-Ice, Heavy D, and Public Enemy
  • West Coast Rap All Stars – “We’re All In The Same Gang” Featuring King Tee, Body & Soul, Def Jef, Michel’le, Tone Loc, Above The Law, Ice-T, NWA, JJ Fad, Young MC, Digital Underground, Oaktown 3.5.7., MC Hammer, Eazy E
  • Get The Fist Movement  -“Get The Fist” Featuring King Tee, Yo-Yo, MC Eiht, B-Real, J-Dee, Kam, Threat, and Ice Cube
  • Ahmad, Ras Kass, and Saafir – “Come Widdit” From the Street Fighter Movie Soundtrack
  • LL Cool J – “4,3,2,1” Featuring Method Man, Redman, Canibus, and DMX)
  • The Legendary KO – “1st Team All State” Featuring DJ Cipher, DJ Cozmos, Mavrek, Rukus, Minus, Kay, D Rose, Symbolyc One, Myone, Leaf, Snap aka Red Cess, Deology, Starchy Arch, Bavu Blakes, V Zilla, J. Sin, and Chip Fu (SHAMELESS PLUG)
  • Marley Marl / The Juice Crew – “The Symphony” Featuring Masta Ase, Craig G, Kool G Rap, Big Daddy Kane
  • Heavy D – “Don’t Curse” Featuring Kool G Rap, Grand Puba, CL Smooth, Big Daddy Kane, Pete Rock, and Q-Tip
  • Flavor Unit MCs – “Roll Wit Tha Flava” Featuring Treach, Chip Fu, Freddie Foxxx, Queen Latifah, Heavy D, D-Nice, and Dres
  • De La Soul – “Buddy (Remix)” Featuring A Tribe Called Quest, The Jungle Brothers, Monie Love (and Latifah on a lil part of the bridge)
  • Main Source – “Live At The Barbecue” Featuring Nas, Fatal, and Akinyele
  • A Tribe Called Quest – “Scenario” Featuring Leaders Of The New School
  • Crooklyn Dodgers – “Crooklyn” Featuring Special Ed, Masta Ase, Buckshot
  • Crooklyn Dodgers – “Return Of The Crooklyn Dodgers” Featuring Chubb Rock, O.C., and Jeru The Damaja
  • Del Tha Funkee Homosapien – “Burnt” Featuring the Hieroglyphics
  • EPMD – “Headbanger” Featuring K-Solo and Redman
  • King Tee – Played Like A Piano” Featuring Ice Cube and Breeze

Not included in the podcast but worth mentioning:

  • Freeway – “What They Do”
  • ATCQ – “Scenario (Remix)”
  • Fugees – “Cowboys”
  • Missy Elliott – “Hot Boys (Remix)”
  • UGK – “International Players Anthem”
  • And perhaps a million others
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Comments

  1. d25 says:

    Gang Starr- The Militia w/ Big Shug & Freddie Foxxx

    Kanye West- Get ‘Em High w/ Common & Talib Kweli

    Talib Kweli- Guerilla Monsoon Rap w/ Pharoahe Monch & Black Thought

    O.C.- War Games w/ Organized Konfusion

    Raekwon- Verbal Intercourse w/ Ghostface Killah & Nas

  2. Dchozn1 says:

    Banned From T.V. – Nore ,Nature,Big Pun,Camron,Lox

  3. eee says:

    Vast Aire – Posse Slash ft. Karniege, Breez Evahflowin, Poison Pen, Aesop Rock

  4. eee says:

    Black Star – Talkin’ To You ft. Pharoahe Monch, Rah Digga, A-Butta.
    Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Common – Respiration

  5. unique1.ND says:

    Ya’ll slept on some of my favorite joints:

    2Pac I Get Around Featuring Money B & Shock G
    Gang Starr with Nice & Smooth DWYCK
    3rd Bass The Gas Face Featuring Zevlove X & Don Newkirk
    De La Soul A Roller Skating Jam Named ”Saturdays” Featuring Q-Tip & Vinia Mojica
    Mobb Deep Quiet Storm (Remix) Featuring Lil’ Kim (Lil’ Kim’s Best Verse EVER)
    Puff Daddy, JAY-Z & The Notorious B.I.G. Young G’s (Pardon me Ya’ll The Great Bob Marley)
    Talib Kweli Get By Remix Featuring Mos Def, JAY-Z, Kanye West & Busta Rhymes
    Bahamadia Featuring The ROOTS Da Jawn
    JAY-Z Bring It On Featuring Sauce Money & Jaz-O
    Funkmaster Flex A Tribe Called Quest & JD of Slum Village – That Shit

    Buddy Remix, Scenario, Crooklyn Dodgers 1 & 2, Respiration are all in my all time favorites and I like to add Tanya Morgan & Blu Morgan Blu Ft Blu to the list.

  6. Blakztar12321 says:

    The Roots- The Session (longest posse cut in history)

    Scot Da Ros Feat. Bleubird, Ceschi, Babel Fishh, Noah23, Cuer, James P honey, Filkoe, Soup, Choke, Recyclone, Penny, Jewels Hunter, MC Egon, Hermit of the Woods, EMC, Nomad, The 2nd Hand Outfit, Sontiago, Touch, Epic, Bizzart, X:144, Ancient Myth, Ghettosocks, Timbuktu, & JD Walker- Fuck You We Don’t Need You

    Self Destruction-
    KRS-One, Ms Melodie, D Nice, Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Kool Moe Dee, MC Lyte, Stetsasonic’s Daddy O, Delite, Fruitkwan, Wise, Doug E Fresh, Just Ice, and Heavy D.

    Were all in the same Gang- King Tee – Body & Soul – Def Jef – Michel’le – Tone-Loc – Above The Law – Ice-T – Dr. Dre & MC Ren – Young MC – Digital Underground – MC Hammer – Eazy-E – JJ Fad – Oaktown 357

    “Close the Crackhouse” Professor X feat. Brother J, Wise Intelligent, YZ, Chuck D, Big Daddy Kane, Money B, Shock G, Sister Souljah, Freedom Williams, College Boyz & Two Kings In A Cipher

    “Peace 2 Da Streets” Master P & West Coast Bad Boys feat. Herm Lewis, Silk the Shocker, King George, BIg Ed, Ray Luv, Dangerous Dame, Lil’ Ric, JT tha Bigga Figga, Mac Spoon, Rappin 4-Tay, The Delinquents, The Perk, Toby T, Perk, Erase E, Keylo

  7. Ktr2004 says:

    8 Is Enuff – Big L
    Bring it on – Geto Boys
    Pass the 40 – Black Sheep
    Rollin’ 25 Deep – DJ Kay Slay
    One Blood Mega Remix – The Game
    Fuck You, We Don’t Need You – Mega Posse All-Scars
    Watch For The Hooks – Dungeon Family
    I Got Your Back – Flipmode Squad
    Wake Up Show – Kass, Lauryn Hill, Nas, Shyheim, Safiir, & more
    Santa Baby – Rev Run, Snoop Dogg, Mase, P Diddy, Onyx, Salt N Pepa, & Keith Murrey
    Pass It On – Shyheim
    7th Chamber – Wu Tang Clan (along with a ton more by them)
    Graveyard Chamber – Gravediggaz
    Satanic Verses – Flatlizerz Ft. Esham & The Headless Horseman

  8. Ktr2004 says:

    8 Is Enuff – Big L
    Bring it on – Geto Boys
    Pass the 40 – Black Sheep
    Rollin’ 25 Deep – DJ Kay Slay
    One Blood Mega Remix – The Game
    Fuck You, We Don’t Need You – Mega Posse All-Scars
    Watch For The Hooks – Dungeon Family
    I Got Your Back – Flipmode Squad
    Wake Up Show – Kass, Lauryn Hill, Nas, Shyheim, Safiir, & more
    Santa Baby – Rev Run, Snoop Dogg, Mase, P Diddy, Onyx, Salt N Pepa, & Keith Murrey
    Pass It On – Shyheim
    7th Chamber – Wu Tang Clan (along with a ton more by them)
    Graveyard Chamber – Gravediggaz
    Satanic Verses – Flatlizerz Ft. Esham & The Headless Horseman

  9. Ktr2004 says:

    8 Is Enuff – Big L
    Bring it on – Geto Boys
    Pass the 40 – Black Sheep
    Rollin’ 25 Deep – DJ Kay Slay
    One Blood Mega Remix – The Game
    Fuck You, We Don’t Need You – Mega Posse All-Scars
    Watch For The Hooks – Dungeon Family
    I Got Your Back – Flipmode Squad
    Wake Up Show – Kass, Lauryn Hill, Nas, Shyheim, Safiir, & more
    Santa Baby – Rev Run, Snoop Dogg, Mase, P Diddy, Onyx, Salt N Pepa, & Keith Murrey
    Pass It On – Shyheim
    7th Chamber – Wu Tang Clan (along with a ton more by them)
    Graveyard Chamber – Gravediggaz
    Satanic Verses – Flatlizerz Ft. Esham & The Headless Horseman

    …i have more, but can’t think of any right now

  10. JUMPOFF JACKSON says:

    “John Blaze” by Fat Joe (f/ Big Punisher, Jadakiss, Nas, & Raekwon) is def one of the illest posse jams of all-time.

  11. Rachel says:

    Check out some exclusive pics from Diddy’s latest movie Get Him To The Greek – http://vibe.com/photo-galleries/freeze-frame-get-him-greek/1#tp.

  12. k says:

    Da Graveyard – Big L