The 50 Best New Orleans Rap Songs

#9. Silkk the Shocker f/ Mystikal "Ain't My Fault" (1998)

Producer: Craig B
Album: Charge It 2 Da Game
Label: No Limit

Yet another nod to NO's musical history, "It Ain't My Fault" is a riff on Smokey Johnson's 1965 instrumental standard of the same title. The original was a tightly wound workout of second-line percussion, and Silkk and Mystikal loosen it up rhythmically but intensify the sentiment with their brash and slippery flows. Rapping about dodging bananas in tailpipes is just so inherently Mystikalian. He was rap's Wile E. Coyote. Which means Silkk is playing his Road Runner here by default.

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