84. Black Sheep "North South East West (Buckwild Remix)" (2007)
Producer: Black Sheep
Album: Diggin' In The Crates
Label: Mercury/Polgyram Records
The album version of "North South East West" is a low point for Black Sheep, sounding like an ill-advised attempt to harden their sound and image and conform to the obstreperous and lyrically deficient styles that reigned supreme in '93 and the first half of '94 until Nas' Illmatic shifted the focus from angry bellowing back to sophisticated rhyming. Buckwild's remix, which contains new lyrics and is really more of a sequel, is one-thousand times better. The beat is as rough and rugged as one might expect from a Buckwild production, but it stands apart from his darker fare. Dres sounds right at home here, dropping lines filled with humor and verve.