â€œWinter Warzâ€-Ghostface – Killah Ironman (1996)-Cappadonna Verse
Before he was a cabdriver, Cappadonna was a serious contributor to both Only Built 4 Cuban Linx and Ironman. On “Winter Warz,” he lost his mind and assaulted the pounding drum powered beat. Rhyming for over two minutes straight and seemingly out of nowhere as a cleanup hitter, ‘Donna switched from the Stapleton lingo (“1-6-0 4-9-3-11”) to the gutter and back. He doesnâ€™t pause for a breath, heâ€™s just relentless. He may not be on top of the overall emcee list, but Cappaâ€™s “Winter Warz” verse is like Sleepy Floydâ€™s 53 Point NBA Playoff game: An all-time performance from a footnote player.
â€œTriumphâ€-Wu-Tang Clan – Wu-Tang Forever (1997) Inspectah Deck Verse
Rhyming over the drums of war and blanketed by string instruments, Deck heralded the triumphant return of the Clan, passionately referencing Socrates, atomic bombs, forensic science and just about everything but the kitchen sink. On a double album with 8 other emcees with different styles, The Inspectah Deck had perhaps the most memorable verse of them all.
Just put the songs up and forget all the Wu-Drama for a second. And smoke a blunt and dial 9-1-7…