Friday, November 23, 2012
Puttin in work
Remember that line from Inspectah Deck on "Back in the Game" ... "The employees of the year, yeah/ we're back to work/ We took time off/ while other rappers got jerked." I don't doubt they're the best group ever, but I wonder who called 'em the employees of the year in 2000 or whenever that record dropped. And even though on paper they all work for one mammoth label or another, aren't they basically self-employed at this point? Haven't they always been, legal or not? Who knows. Either way, great verse on a record that came dangerously close to an unqualified embarrassment. But it had just enough energy to stay fly. I bobbed my head 'n shit. 'Nah mean? Fuck.