Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Jay Z- Brooklyn’s Finest

Artist: Jay Z/Notorious BIG
Title: Brooklyn’s Finest
Album: Reasonable Doubt
Record Label: Roc-A-Fella
Catalog Number: 50040
Year Released: 1996

This song includes two great MC’s in a shot out to Brooklyn and the New York hip hop scene. Jay Z and Biggie Smalls played important roles in the 1990’s establishing Brooklyn as a centerpoint for important upcoming artists. In the song Biggie also jokingly responds to 2pacs claim that he hooked up with his wife Faith Evans saying “If Faith had twins, she'd probably have two Pacs Get it? Tu-pac's?”. This song and the lyrical attacks made by rapper Jay Z was in reference to 2pac’s callout in the original outro for the song ‘Hit em up’ and in my opinion is representative of the great lyrical flows by artists from New York at the time.  

Listen to Brooklyn's Finest here

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