Snoop Dogg, Mia X, Fiend, C-Murder, Silkk The Shocker, Mystikal and Goldie Loc - Ghetto Symphony
Sure this song is over a decade old, but sometimes I just have to take a moment to appreciate a tune that's rocked my body for that amount of time. Snoop Dogg's Ghetto Symphony appeared on the rapper's 4th studio album, the first of which he let out on his own Doggystyle label.
Ghetto Symphony features 6 of Snoop's pals in a succession of rap royalty that seems to get better with each verse. But why the heck did I choose to feature this oldie, but goodie, today?
Given the recent influx of female rappers who are legitimately doing all sorts of rad things (see: Nicki Minaj, Dominque Young Unique, Trina, etc...) I was momentarily transported to a time when the chick spit game was at an equally relevant high. Mary J was doing her thing, Eve was busting out, and yeah, ol' girl Missy Misdemeanor had a string of successes. Foxy Brown and Lil' Kim...no questions asked.
But it was Mia X with one verse (the kickoff lick, no less), found on this track that got me excited...and still does to this day.
Hell...I still know every word to this jam. Dude verses included. Grab it below.