In 6 days…the name sake of this blog returns. **GUNFINGER IN THE AIR!!! PULL IT!!! PULL IT!!!**

And to commemorate, I thought I’d post 6 classic (and not-so classic) Posse Cuts all featuring 6 artists.

In no particular order…

1. De La Soul Feat. Q-Tip, the Jungle Brothers & Monie Love – Buddy Remix

Yes, I know, Queen Latifah sings backup on it, but it’s only for 4 bars, so it doesn’t deserve a principal credit.  Also, Phife was on the original remix, but if I’m not mistaken, was taken out of the video because his verse was too explicit.  Anyways…possibly the first posse cut ever where everyone in the video actually seem like friends.

2. Rascalz Feat. Kardinal Offishall, Choclair, Thrust & Checkmate – Northern Touch

If you’re a Canadian, you know how much this track meant to Canadian morale.  The biggest thing since Maestro’s (f.k.a. Maestro Fresh Wes) – Let Your Backbone Slide.  The Rascalz before they started sucking, Choclair when he didn’t suck as much and Kardinal before he was a Konvict…

3. Three 6 Mafia Feat. Young Buck, 8 Ball & MJG – Stay Fly

The last Three 6 Mafia single with Crunchy Black still part of the crew.  This tune is enormous and did tremendous things for the South’s mainstream reputation of only putting out stripper music.  Many people have converted on the strength of this song alone.

4. Wu-Tang Clan (RZA, U-God, Masta Killa, Ghostface, Cappadonna & Inspectah Deck) – Careful (Click, Click)

In my opinion, one of the Wu’s most highly slept-on tunes/videos.  Menacing, grizzly basstones, Philip Glass’esque tinklings, a vomit green wash, great camera work and Dwayne Wayne from a Different World…what more do you want!?!  This is pure, unadulterated Wu-Tang.

5.  Hieroglyphics – You Never Knew

Call them the Wu-Tang of the West.  Or call Wu-Tang the Hiero of the East.  Either way, although Hiero never achieved the same star-status, much like Wu-Tang, Hiero (Del, Souls of Mischief, Pep Love, Casual) completely changed the way emcees both wrote and delivered.  Lyrically beasts, Hiero has, and continue to (see Casual and Del’s latest work) pioneer some of the newest and most exciting cadences in music.  If you never knew…now you do.

6. New Edition – Hit Me Off

And last, but certainly not least…Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky, Mikey, Johnny and Ralph.  New Edition.  Nuff said.

Triple.

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