CORMEGA: Sex, Drugs, Bitches & Money


Cormega - "Sex, Drugs, Bitches & Money (Part 2)"
(Sex, Drugs, Bitches & Money 12"; 1996)

I found this Cormega 12" while shoveling through Joe's Record Paradise this weekend. It's produced by Mike Heron, one half of the Ghetto Pros duo responsible for some of the more bouncy and dynamic beats during New York City's late 90's indie renaissance. Almost Akinyele-esque, it's easily the silliest I've ever heard Mega rhyme. Punchline's generally don't age gracefully ("I be swinging like I'm hanging out with Mr. Cooper" is just inappropriate on multiple levels), but considering the stoic source, it makes for a pretty interesting listen.

10 comments:

  1. "White bitches on my dick like I'm Guns-N-Roses, dude"

    I have this 12" too. I think it was the first solo stuff I heard by Cormega after Affirmative Action in '96.

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  2. @MF I never even heard this until I came across it last weekend. I have no idea what label even released this. The album credits are kind of vague.

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  3. I always wondered if this was an earlier cut from around 1991 (around the time of his verse on the PHD album/just before he was locked up) given the beat/his more playful style, but I guess it can't be with the Hangin' With Mr Cooper line which Wiki tells me began in 1992.

    Such a great little oddity in his oeuvre.

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