“Come On (Motherfucker)” by The Notorious B.I.G. & Sadat X (1999)

Upon commercial release, the “motherfucker” was left off of “Come On”’s original title. Although it didn’t officially see the light of day until 2000 (on the Notorious one’s posthumous Born Again CD), the duet between two of NYC’s finest emcees was recorded seven years prior. At the time, Biggie was on the come up, sprinkling the underground… Read More “Come On (Motherfucker)” by The Notorious B.I.G. & Sadat X (1999)

“Both Sides, Now” (re-recorded) by Joni Mitchell (2000)

Joni Mitchell’s singing voice has changed quite a bit over the year. I assume some of that is due to age, and a lot more of it is due to smoking cigarettes. I’m quite fond of her latter day voice (although I don’t recommend smoking cigarettes as a general rule). It’s interesting to compare her… Read More “Both Sides, Now” (re-recorded) by Joni Mitchell (2000)

“Big Pimpin’” by Jay-Z featuring UGK (1999) / “Big Pimpin’” by Tha Dogg Pound featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg, Nate Dogg & Big Pimpin’ Delemond (1994)

Four of the last five songs on this list have been hip-hop songs that at worst can be called misogynist, at best can be called somewhat unfriendly to women. Does this mean I’m a misogynist? I’d like to think not. Even though I grew up in a fairly old-country, masculine environment, I also grew up… Read More “Big Pimpin’” by Jay-Z featuring UGK (1999) / “Big Pimpin’” by Tha Dogg Pound featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg, Nate Dogg & Big Pimpin’ Delemond (1994)