This blog's 11 regular readers should be familiar with Juvenile & B.G.'s 187 and the story of how it was a song from the advance cassette of 400 Degreez that somehow ended up on DJ Skribble's 2nd Traffic Jams album by now, but the internet tells me there was another track from that tape by the name of Cash Money Gorilla which was conspicuous by its absence from the retail tracklisting of the album and still remains lost in promo-purgatory to this day.
First thought : ZOMG unheard 1998 Juve and Mannie! Second thought : I simply have to hear this shit. Youtube offers a solitary mention of the song in the comment section of 187 alongside the info that a slightly different version of U.T.P also featured on this mythical tape, whilst Google is the exact opposite with hundreds of mentions of the song since pretty much every press blurb for 400 Degreez strewn across sites like Amazon, CD Universe, Best Buy, Yahoo etc appears to be the one for the O.G advance tracklist album with Cash Money Gorilla and 187 on it, which only serves to make me feel like this godamn song is NelsonMuntzHaHa!JPG-ing me from afar as karmic retribution for shouting "kiddie fiddler" at Baby on Wayne's last UK tour when he got hit in the head with a bottle at the Rex.
One of you Connected For Life bloggaz can pretend you've got a signed copy of the cassette if you like, as long as you go and get an old rap journo like Y.N who probably has boxes upon boxes of 90s promo tapes under his bed to rip and upload it afterwards. You know you're gagging to hear this as much as I am and it'll be the first time Y.N has made himself useful on the internet since 2006 so it's 'appy days all around.