87. Ghostface Killah f/ Raekwon "Maxine" (2001) / "Maxine (Remix)" (2007)
Album: Bulletproof Wallets/Mathematics Presents Wu-Tang Clan & Friends Unreleased
Label: Epic/Nature Sounds
Ghostface Killah f/ Raekwon "Maxine"
Ghostface Killah f/ Raekwon "Maxine (Remix)
"Maxine" is one of Ghostface Killah and Raekwon's underappreciated tales from the 'hood. The character of "Maxine" is best friends with Pam, a junkie in the projects with a gang of neglected kids. Pam has swiped some packages of coke that belong to Moonie, and when he shows up, he's pissed.
Rae jumps in to describe the action: "Creepin' through the crib is Maxine/Pot holdin' down with the grits/Pam suckin' his dick/Maxine Al-Greened him/Screamin', slipped in piss." Ghost: "I felt sorry for him, the funny shit when bowlegged Keke hopped on him... You should've seen his motherfuckin' face fryin'/Half dyin'/They stuck a fork through his nuts." The whole thing is told over a heavy-duty 1970s experience. For the (unofficial) remix, Mathematics revisits the ghetto fable but smoothes it out considerably with an easy-like-Sunday-morning groove.