Right in the middle of the great Missy creative wave to her earned mainstream credentials, "Gossip Folks" proved as another installment to the Virginia rap star's tremendous originality. With Ludacris adding his enormous wit and top form at that time, Missy was guaranteed to provide another outstanding video to compliment her latest electric track.
With Timbaland and her jointed to the hip as always, "Gossip Folks" may have never have gotten as much love as "Get Your Freak On" or "Work It," but it was still nevertheless as brilliant as those two mega hits.
Your flashback music choice for the day, it's Missy Elliott featuring Ludacris with "Gossip Folks."
No matter if it's a sunny day wherever I'm at, I have no hesitation playing this terrific song at anytime. It's just an underrated, deep effort from both Mary J and Ja Rule that will always resonate with anyone having an inking of a soul.
But with it raining in New York and the Northeast area of the United States the past two days, it certainly made playing this mandatory.
You know a song and video are deep when Youtube/Vevo doesn't have the common decency to even have the video be allowed on there by anyone despite not having the video up themselves. So pathetic as always, and why I had to go the Daily Motion route.
So a rare Music Wakeup Call as of late, it's the classic from 2002, "Rainy Dayz" from Mary J and Ja.
The song that officially put Master P and No Limit on the national map for good and truly established Percy Miller as a New Orleans legend.
Something historic was about to happen the minute he rolled up on the basketball court with a "golden platinum tank," and cemented how he would make an indelible impact at the end of the 90s and beginning of the 00's.
But the energy Silk, Mia, and Mystikal brought on this track certified it as a hip-hop classic not only for the South, but also the rest of the industry.
So, serving as your first Flashback Friday track this week, it's the No Limit Soldiers with the timeless "Make'em Say UGH."
The short lived Harlem World, Mase's group, made one notable impression on the game at least with their debut single on their only album, which went gold. "I Really Like It" off "The Movement" was a good start to what could have been a group with multiple albums created.
Instead, Harlem World disbanded the following year in 2000, never to form again. They all went their separate ways in life (which sadly included the car accident death of Huddy in 2010) and just had this one standout track in their short lived tenure.
With the superb production effort of the legendary Just Blaze, Supa Sam, and Mase himself, it's "I Really Like It," your Flashback Friday choice of the week.