Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Each week, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture.
This Week's Panel: Kyle Hubbard, Preemo, Rob Gullatte, Chuckway, Propain, Delo, Renzo, Yung Truth, Show, Brad Gilmore, more.
Not Invited: W. Balls
This Week's Prompt: Here's a question that came up that's suddenly all we can think about: What is the greatest skit on a rap album?
Kyle Hubbard: The "David Blaine" from Big Boi's album.
Rob Gullatte: The intro to [Snoop's] Doggystyle.
Chane: I would have to say every "Prayer" skit that DMX did on each of his albums. It really brought you into his world and through all his trials and tribulations. It showed us who he really was. Some were so passionate, deep and real that it almost could make you shed a tear.
Brad Gilmore: Either the Ken Kaniff skits Eminem always did or Snoop's skit on "Deez Nuts." Ooh, or "Fuck Me" off of Ready To Die.
Yung Truth: Biggie when he's talking about shitting on a bitch or Snoop and Sam Snead.
Show: Ken Kaniff or The Mad Rapper. It's a toss-up. Both are hilarious.
D-Risha: Damn. Maybe the "Make Em Say Ughhh!" skit because it was memorable at the time. Biggie shitting on a chick was memorable.
Preemo: "Straight Jackin'" from Cube's AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted, "The $20 Sack Pyramid" from The Chronic. Classic. "Packing a mac in the back of the Ac" from Pun's debut had me crying. All the skits on Wyclef's The Carnival were hilarious. The skits on UGK's Ridin Dirty had me positive that I never wanted to go to jail.
Carolyn Rodriguez: "Did what's his name get at you the other day?" Who? "Deeezzzzz nuuuutttz!" That and the W. Balls skit on Snoop's Doggystyle.
Chuckway: "First 48" intro.
Renzo: The Biggie skit when he made a girl give him some head. It sounded like what is really said to a chick. "Come on, you kissed it already, you might as well go ahead." And who doesn't like the negotiation that goes on when trying to get some mouth magic?
Delo: Mase, "Harlem World": "Who yo' girl, B?"..."I been to jail before and I'm not scared to go back. I wanna go back." 'Nuff said.
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Propain: Styles P's Gangster and a Gentleman album's "Ass Bag" skit. Classic.
Dirty: "The Boom" skits from Waiting to Inhale by Devin the Dude. Reason why it's funny is because it summarizes the search of every rapper in less than two minutes.