The 50 Best Debut Rap Singles

17. Biggie Smalls "Party and Bullshit" (1993)

Producer: Easy Mo Bee
Album: Who's The Man? Soundtrack
Label: Uptown, MCA

Way before Puff was in that tub spilling Mo, Biggie was getting pissy drunk at Brooklyn house parties. Yet the scene Biggie describes is more terror than triumph. He seems to have a good time since there's three references to honeys, three references to blunts, and several alcohol brands mentioned (Henny, Don Perrignon, Heineken, and even Moet) but there's nearly a dozen references to toting guns. And when a fight a breaks out at the end of the song, his worst fears are confirmed. All of this might sound like typical paranoid Biggie, but the most harrowing line of the song remains, "I hope I don't get shot." - Insanul Ahmed

blog comments powered by Disqus