Got Mad Hits Like I Was Rod Carew
Rap Nerd #1 steps aside today as Ben takes on Large Pro, Mike D, Adrock, and MCA.
'Sure Shot,' originally featured on 1994's** Ill Communication, was remixed by Large Professor for both the "Sure Shot Maxi-12," also released in 1994, and the Video Anthology DVD. 'Sure Shot' has been labled 'a straight hip-hop' track for the Beasties, who have been known to rock out a lil bit. Ironically, Extra P updates the song by adding an old school loop (ed: the less famous of the two sampled by Big Daddy Kane's 'Ain't No Half Steppin'...not the Emotion's 'Blind Alley but ESG's 'UFO') with some mid-90's flavor to it. The 3 NY boys have always been name-checking pop culture into submission, and 'Sure Shot' is no exception. Big up Vaughn Bode and Lee Perry, both influences on early hip-hop culture. Lil' kiddies, if those names are foreign to you, look 'em up (ed: or follow my extremely helpful links).
Beastie Boys: Sure Shot (Large Professor Remix) MP3
** Shouts to Funky D for reporting a factual error that slipped by in editing.