As VH1 prepares to roll out this year's Hip Hop Honors, the music channel has been counting down the 100 Greatest Hip Hop Songs all this week. In honor of hip hops pioneers, and their contributions to making MLB fitteds fashionable in the 1980-90s and a gang staple today, we take a look at this year's 8 playoff teams in relation to songs on the countdown.
"How Ya Like Me Now [Longer Version]"
Artist: Kool Moe Dee
Album: How Ya Like Me Now (1987)
Label: Jive Records
Given up for dead by pundits and fans alike only about a month ago, playing inconsistent ball down the stretch, relying on the inevitable Mets collapse, the Phils are suddenly in good shape.
"It Takes Two"
Artist: Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock
Album: It Takes Two(1988)
Label: Profile Records
Having counted on the One-Two Punch of C.C. and Sheets to carry them through their first playoff in decades, the Brew Crew now has their back against the wall relying merely on C.C.'s girth.
"Set Adrift on Memory Bliss"
Artist: P.M. Dawn
Album: Of the Heart, Of the Soul and of the Cross: The Utopian Experience (1991)
Label: Gee Street Records
Riding on the postseason past experiences of Manny, Lowe and Torre, the song is as laid back as Manny's D. Plus, both acts' fat members rock dreads.
"Me So Horny"
Artist: 2 Live Crew
Album: As Clean as They Wanna Be (1989)
Label: Skyywalker Records
The Cubbies have been wanting this long time.
"Me Myself And I"
Artist: De La Soul
Album: 3 Feet High and Rising (1989)
Label: Tommy Boy Records
This one's more about the fans. Massholes: The most egotistical fans this side of New York.
Artist: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Album: Greatest Hits (2004)
Label: Relativity Recordings/Ruthless Records
Teetering on being very talented and being very bad, having won a recent championship and then having backed into the playoffs this year, the White Sox and their manager have met at the crossroads.
"Now That We Found Love"
Artist: Heavy D & The Boyz
Album: Peaceful Journey (1991)
Label: Uptown/MCA Records
Like many first-timers who get their cherry broken, now the Rays need to figure out what they're gonna do...with it.
"Woo-Hah! Got You All In Check"
Artist: Busta Rhymes
Album: The Coming (1996)
A little older, a little fatter, less wild, but watch out for the Apollo Creed-like body blows to make your shit bleed.