Staff Top 10
Top Ten Hip-Hop Gimmicks Of All-Time

By: Josh Drimmer

Posted 11/19/2004 - 04:56:05 AM by bj_randolph:
 And of course my favourite singer who should not be singing: Erick Sermon's brief Luther Vandross impersonation on "So Watcha [sp?] Sayin'"
Posted 11/19/2004 - 02:08:11 PM by jdrimma:
 "so AAAMAZING, and I've been waiting...!" Erick Sermon is one of the all-time greats of bad singing.
Posted 11/19/2004 - 02:31:42 PM by yoshi4:
 haha, but it wasn't just Bone Thugs N Harmony featuring Phil Collins... no no no, there was A VIDEO! With Phil COllins IN IT! Yes WITH bone thugs n harmony... so I'll do you all the biggest favour and just say: " " nuff said. peace, Y.
Posted 11/19/2004 - 04:22:40 PM by MattChesnut:
 I laughed the hardest here: _When Darren “The Human Beat Box” Robinson died of a heart attack in 1995, it is safe to say “All U Can Eat” would never seem funny again._ Does this make me a bad person?
Posted 11/20/2004 - 06:40:38 AM by DomPassantino:
 Fat Lace Magazine had a feature once featuring a series of articles they never got around to writing, my favourite being "Das EFX On The Diggity-Death of their Miggidy-Moms".
Posted 11/21/2004 - 07:06:03 PM by AUnterberger:
 The album went aluminum this is perhaps my favorite part. Fantastic article.
Posted 11/22/2004 - 03:18:12 PM by holystoning:
 Man, I hope no one's trying to knock the grand-paranoid stomp of "Come With Me".
Posted 11/23/2004 - 12:15:27 AM by deadbody:
 where's that stupid shit you guys call grime? o, i guess that's still cool.
Posted 11/23/2004 - 07:06:35 AM by JoshLove:
 Just listening to the new Lil Jon reminded me of a time-honored hip-hop gimmick you missed - the "virulent misogyny with token female emcee at the end" track! Almost like, "we can say whatever the fuck we want about bitches b/c we got one here to actually rap on the song!" Obviously Dre's the template, and now Lil Jon's charmingly followed in his footsteps - I know there are at least a few other examples I can't recall right now.