This cut right here is what I would call a classic posse cut, in the late 90’s Bad Boy Records was doing it’s thing very, very big. Coming off the passing of the late legend, Notorious B.I.G., Puff Daddy, known today as Diddy, kept things moving with the Harlem kid, Mase, as well as acts like The L.O.X. and a few others. What the world was seeing on this track though, was an up and comer at the time, by the name of DMX.
Mase’s solo album, Harlem World, was phenomenal in my opinion, and the record, “24 Hrs To Live,” was definitely a stand out cut. We wouldn’t be staying true to history, though, if we didn’t mention the fact that Earl Simmons, aka DMX, bodied this joint. Not only did he body it, and give the stand-out verse on the record, he did it with dealing with a prime Mase, and the mother f’n L.O.X., one of the greatest rap groups to ever bless the mic.
As most know, a year or so later, DMX came to take over the game, dropping two of the greatest rap albums in a calendar year with …And Then There Was X and Flesh of My Flesh, Blood Of My Blood. Life has been rough for Dark Man X, in recent years, but at this time, he was untouchable, a great time in Hip Hop indeed, check out the cut below, and bear witness to the X-Man slaughtering Mase’s song. #YaDig