7. Audio Two "Top Billin'" (1987)
Producer: Daddy-O, Audio Two
Album: What More Can I Say?
Label: First Priority
As is quite often the case, the unmistakable stuttering drum pattern that drives Milk D and his brother Gizmo's break-out hit was a studio accident, as Daddy-O from Stetsasonic tapped the wrong pad as he was programming the beat from The Honeydrippers' "Impeach The President" into his SP-12. Milk D spent the rest of his career riding off the success of this song, while it provided the beat for Mary J Blige's classic "Real Love" and 50 Cent's "I Get Money" among its many reincarnations. Since Milk D's father Nat Robinson owned the label that released the song, Milk is one of the very few '80s rappers who actually cashes a check every time someone samples this classic. Go Brooklyn indeed.
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