Name: DJ Envy
Mixtape: Stunt 101: Part 2
Hometown: Queens, New York
Joints to check for: "What More Can I Say" by Jay-Z; "Pan' This" by Foxy Brown; "Hot and Wet (Remix)" by 112 featuring Ghostface Killah.
Previous mixtapes: Stunt 101
The 411: Give it up to DJ Envy for being the first mixtape maven to put out Jay-Z's new street buzzer, "What More Can I Say." By the time you read this, plenty of other DJs should not only have that cut, but also have The Black Album's first single, "Change Clothes," as well.
If you haven’t heard "What More Can I Say," let's just say it's obvious that Jay's getting ready to bow out gracefully with lines like "Pound for pound I'm the best to ever come around here/ Excluding nobody, look what I embody, the soul of a hustler I really ran the streets ... I'm supposed to be number one on everybody's list/ Let's see what happens when I no longer exist."
And while his one close homie Jay is ready to hang it up, Ja Rule continues to tell the world that his career is not ready to take a dirt nap. "What Y'all Want" relies on a computer-like synthesizer and the Notorious B.I.G.'s lyrics from "Player's Anthem." "N---as, grab the iron and keep it cocked," he exhorts, playing off Big's legendary lines "N---as, grab your di-- if you love hip-hop."
On the remix to 112's "Hot and Wet," Ghostface is grabbing a girl with a little bit of body odor and he actually likes it. Unleashing one of his humorous and nonsocial raps, Tony Starks says he's "poison" like the girl Bell Biv Devoe sang about years ago, that he's been humping everything in sight since he was a child and plays "pin the tail on the donkey."
Whether you can get the butta joints on the street this week at your local bootlegger or not, we here at MTV have come up with our own dream Tupac mixtape. We went out and asked members of the hip-hop community for a little help, and wait 'til you read what they came up with. Make sure to read "All Earz on Me: The Essential Tupac Mixtape" later on tonight on MTVNews.com.
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