Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday that isn't a national holiday, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture.
This Week's Panel: Bun B, Paul Wall, One Hunnidt, Mac, O.N.E., Brad Gilmore, Renzo, JD, Preemo, Authentic Snoopy and more
Not Invited: Roy Jones Jr.
This Week's Prompt: In honor of Slim Thug attempting to arrange a fight between himself and Mike Tyson, we asked a bunch of rappers what song we should we use for an upcoming boxing match we have. We were originally considering "My Humps"; they did not agree. Answers below.
One Hunnidt: [laughs] "My Humps"? How about "MMMBop" by Hanson?
Mac: "Southside Summertime."
RRT: That song doesn't make [anyone] want to fight. It makes you want to drink a juicebox and swing in the park.
Bun B: "Ric Flair" by Killer Mike. It will inspire the wrath of Shea.
RRT: Well, that sounds good, but our "wrath" is mostly just us screaming and throwing glitter and snapping our fingers a lot.
Paul Wall: "Break 'Em Off."
JD: Something to jam before you fight... "Fighter" by JD.
Preemo: "2020" from Concrete Dreams. That's some gooooood intro music. Stick and move, sir. Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.
Authentic Snoopy: Bonecrusher, "Neva Scared." "Throw Them Bows," Luda. Anything by Lil Scrappy.
Renzo: I think you should come out to Barack Obama's "Head of the State" track. The ultimate motivation for any battle.
Brad Gilmore: Well, the obvious is "Mama Said Knock You Out," but throw him a curveball and play something [from Lil B's] I'm Gay album.
hasHBrown: Gangstarr featuring Fat Joe and M.O.P., "Who Got Gunz." You should feel nice and ready to kill shit after bumping that shit.
DJ Hollygrove: Honestly, I would go with a local artist to show Houston pride. "Wired Up" by Mr. Wired Up (Oh Boy) is a good song with a lot of energy. Another song would be "Hard Body Tough" by DJ Chose and Brook Gang Music; energy and grittiness.
Medicine Girl: I would unconsider "My Humps" and instead use Ace Hood's "Hustle Hard" or Kanye's "H.A.M."
Show: Ummm... how about "Fight" by Project Pat?
D-Risha: "Save the Day" by D-Risha. You're either gonna need a superhuman mind state or the trainer to save your day by throwing the towel [in].
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Nasty: "My Humps" is good, but I've always been more partial to "London Bridge." But I say go with Britney Spears' "... Baby One More Time." It would psych out and freak out your opponent. Fuck it, while you're at it, get the school girl boxing shorts to match.
O.N.E.: "I'm Hot" by O.N.E.