Hey We Want Some Posse!
The Symphony, Live at the Barbeque, Buddy Remix, The Headbanger, Scenario, Flavor In Ya Ear Remix, Protect Ya Neck...
But what about..?
Kool G. Rap feat. Large Professor, Freddie Foxxx and Anton, "Money In The Bank"
This record makes me wanna pick up cars with my bare hands and throw them.
Ice Cube, MC Ren, Eazy-E and Dr. Dre, "The Grand Finale"
This record speaks for itself, except when Ice Cube says "cholestriol" instead of "cholesterol."
The Flavor Unit feat. Queen Latifah, 45 King, Apache, Double J and Lakim Shabazz "The Flavor Unit Assassination Squad"
Bobbito and I got hip to this record via the homie Tim Westwood in London who used to have what may have been the most progressive hip-hop show on earth in the late 80's. Because he was free to operate outside of the beef that had split NYC rap radio in the late 80's but also was very close to both Red and Marley (though closer to Marley who eventually would broadcast a version of In Control on his show in the UK), Tim would bless the airwaves with crazy exclusives and remixes, AND, influenced by his roots in 80's Jamaican and UK dancehall, was the first, and perhaps only, hip-hop personality to get all the hot emcees to re-record their hits with his name in them, sound-clash style. Many in the UK complained that Tim didn't support home-grown talent, but we sure didn't care, 'cause we'd frequently hear shit from his tapes first, sometimes to never be heard anywhere else. I'd have to confirm it with Aaron Fuchs, but I believe Tuff City only released this record after we played it on KCR from a cassette from Westwood's show. This record was HUGE for us in '90-'91.
LL Cool J feat. Bomb, Big Money Grip and Hi-C, "Farmer's Blvd"
I don't want to get Eli mad, so I gotta rep LL. But seriously, this posse cut takes me back to a time when a record could be fresh even if the emcees were suspect. Of course it helps to have the wrecker Marley Marl on the beats and DJ Clash on the SSL.
And How Could I Forget???!!! (Thanks Maniphest)
Nice-N-Smooth feat. Guru, Preacher Earl, Asu, Melo T and Bas Blasta, "Down The Line"
This joint was a favorite of mine when it came out. Bas, though never really making anything too incredible on his own, killed this record, and his performance may have been what got him his deal on RCA. My man Vic Padilla was lacing him with beats for his major label debut, and while the music was in there, I just didn't see Bas really doing it. Steve Stoute, who was running the show up there at the time, bet me that Bas would outsell Biggie. Three years later, at The Palladium, I collected my $150.
There are, of course, other posse cuts, perhaps more obscure, but these are the ones that stand out for me. And when I get my records out of the boxes they've been in for the last three years, I'll be able t do a lot more.