Album: Picture This

One of the stereotypes of Chicago rap in the mid-'90s was the idea of hyperspeed flows over laidback grooves, which stemmed from Twista's success. Those vibes manifested themselves in Do Or Die's first single single, "Po Pimp," which featured Johnny P's "do you wanna riiiiide" hook that helped set the mood for the summer of '96, burning the Billboard Hot 100 charts as well as the radios from coast to coast. And while Do Or Die held their own with the fast raps, no one touched Twista's clean-up verse. Syrupy smooth. —khal