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Celebrating Big H.A.W.K.'s Legacy With Bun B & More

Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday that isn't a national holiday (or thereabouts), Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture.

This Week's Panel: Bun B, Paul Wall, Lil O, Starchy Arch, Scooby, KAB, Mac,

Not Invited: We invited everyone. That's what H.A.W.K. would've done.

This Week's Prompt: Sunday was the anniversary of Big H.A.W.K.'s passing. What was/is your favorite H.A.W.K. song?

Bun B: "Chillin' Wit My Broad." It's probably @queentrillog's favorite song of any local artist and had heavy rotation at the crib.

Paul Wall: "They Scared." He was just so raw on that song. He was spitting some real G shit. Song would have boys wired up in the club.

Lil O: Don't have one. H.A.W.K. had so many hits it's hard to pick one Whoa.

Scooby: Roll up a blunt "Unda Hawk's Wings."

KAB: "Chillin' Wit My Broad" was one of the realest and pimp songs of our time. Not too many people can make a song like that [into] a hit. That's why H.A.W.K. is legendary.

Mac: My top H.A.W.K. song is "What's Happening Out Here" featuring 3-2 and Big Steve off his first CD. [It's] my top because they're speaking on real shit that goes on everyday in my hood. We used that beat on our last mixtape.

H.A.W.K. comes on with, "Real is real and fake is fake. Now follow my guidelines, don't make the same mistake. They say blood thicker than water. But how thick is yo' blood? Is it thicker than the mud that I'm made of?"

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Shea Serrano