Ever since Al Gore invented rap in the ’70s, this relatively new breed of music has set the standard for cool. There’s simply no denying a good gangsta rap phase during your youth involving St. Ides, repeated viewings of Boyz in the Hood and Menace 2 Society and of course blasting bass out of your badass 1985 Mazda 626 (ok, that one was just me). With that in mind, today’s Bust Outs is dedicated to great gangsta rap covers by some of our favorite jambands as they channel their inner G and crank out some noble jams courtesy of Dre, Snoop, Warren G, Nate Dogg, Nelly, and Will Smith.
Perpetual Groove, Macumba – 12/31/08
In the midst of a 21 minute Macumba, PGroove’s catchy Penguin-themed favorite, the band goes AWOL into a stellar rap medley in front of an almost hometown New Years show in Athens, GA. Covering a marathon arsenal including Pass the Mic (Beastie Boys), Let Yourself Go (Big Daddy Kane), California (Athens) Love (2Pac), 99 Problems (Jay Z), Lollipop (Lil Wayne), Whatever You Like (TI), Gin and Juice (Snoop) and lots more, Brock Butler and Perpetual Groove gave fans a real New Years treat as they basically covered the past 20 years of rap in one medley.
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