Album: Loud Rocks
The epic 2000 Sony release Loud Rocks never cracked the Billboard 100 and kinda slid below the critics' radar, but it would become a rock-rap All-Star nevertheless. The album contained rock covers of rap classics—featuring the rapper—including Wu-Tang and Ozzy with “For Heaven's Sake 2000,” Big Pun and NYC ‘90s rock-rap originators Shooty’z Groove with “Caribbean Connection," and Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ drummer Chad Smith, and the Wu on "Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nothing ta Fuck Wit."
But the highlight was Incubus' scintillating version of the Pun classic. The Cali quintet made the song completely their own, while preserving the punch of the original, riffing harmonies on Pun’s trademark lines (“Who’s down to crush toniiiiiight…”), which Pun re-cut brand spankin’ for this unlikely stunner.