Friday, 5 August 2011
It's necessary we stays in Burberry WHOOOOO
Two posts about songs by female rappers in the space of a week? Why, it's almost as if Jean Grae and that Bidisha bint done bumrushed the Martorialist office plaza and forced us to post our other favourite early noughties joint by a chick rapper on the threat of throwing us in a darkened room with a stereo pumping out Lauryn Hill's acoustic album day and night if we don't comply :
Foxy Brown - Stylin'
(From Stylin' 12"; 2002)
Inexplicably, the original here goes way harder than the the all star remix which featured, amongst others, Martorialist favourites Nore and Baby (a song long since forgetten, but one of the biggest radio records of 2002 on Westwood and Flex's shows alongside Nothin' and Hovi Baby), and, as far as counterfeit Neptunes productions go, I favour this to Foxy's admittedly great authentic Pharrell & Chad manufacured joint from the Ill Na Na 2 : The Fever album which Stylin' trailed but was then shelved due to the web of legal red tape she was tangled up in due to being signed to Def Jam but managed by Puffy :
Foxy Brown - Magnetic
(From Ill Na Na 2 : The Fever bootleg; 2003)
In summary, both these songs are great, Foxy is the matriarch of chick-rap off the amount of 5 Star General jams she has in her catalogue, that "conniver to Lady Godiva" line from the O.G version of La Familia obliterates Nicki Minaj's array of Muppet Baby impressions on Monster, and while she might be the height of a Time Bandits cast member and have the same jawline as Vincent Gallo, I have to acquiesce with DOOM's "wet dreams of Fox' Brown" lyric from Doomsday after falling asleep to the Thong Song remix video one night a decade ago.