The 100 Best Native Tongues Songs

64. De La Soul f/ Shortie No Mas & Dres "En Focus" (1993)

Producer: De La Soul & Prince Paul
Album: Buhloone Mindstate
Label: Tommy Boy/Warner Bros.

By the time Buhloone Mind State rolled around, De La was really jaded about show business and the fleeting nature of fame, and these topics made an appearance on nearly every song on the album. "En Focus" felt a little different from the rest because the tone is more sarcastic than dreary; Dres and Shortie No Mas have some excellent ad-libs that serve as a kind of comic relief.

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