DJ Clue : The Professional 2
Impeccable mix from the East Coast's finest DJ Clue, featuring Mary J. Blige, Busta Rhymes and Method Man...
Yes y’all it’s the East Coast’s finest DJ Clue, and he lets us know with his “DJ CLUE, BABY… WHAAAT!” shout-outs. That aside, this mix has to be the who’s who of the hip-hop world, featuring everyone from soul diva Mary J. Blige – who along with Jadakiss takes on the most challenging cover version of all, Soul II Soul’s Back To Life and pulls it off impeccably – to Busta Rhymes, Method Man, Eminem, jigga man Jay Z and many more.
It’s safe to say this has to be East Coast flavour at it’s best, with DJ mix albums now becoming the norm in the hip-hop world, artists are more than happy to put it down with any hot DJs to maintain that all-important street credibility. This album has many a hot track like ‘My N***z Dem’ with Trick Daddy and Trina or Lil Kim’s ‘Chinatown’ with its traditional Chinatown melodies and fat beats.
DJ Clue uses some of hip-hop’s best breaks to backdrop this multi-cameo album like Biggie’s ‘Who Shot Ya’ for a freestyle by Bathgate. Plus we re-visit the classic Cuban Links album by Raekwon with Clue’s use of ‘Incarcerated Scarfaces’ for a phone line freestyle by Ty Shawn.
Classic references, fat production and mad flavour it’s all here, “Whaaaat!”.