Homicide — “Knock Knock” (download)
Spent last weekend with the homegirl from LA, and we definitely bonded over a shared love of filthy rap. She turned me on to Trina’s excellent Da Baddest Bitch (more on that in a later post), so I thought I’d return the favor with this little-known gem (more to come on the mix, shawty.)
Homicide is from Sacramento, and from what little information I can find online he only dropped one official release, The Plantation, which dropped in 1999 (my freshman year of highschool.) Somehow I came into possession of a cassette single, the b-side of which was “Knock, Knock,” and as a 14-year-old I naturally found the shit hilarious. A friend and I even lyp-synched the song in a “talent show” in our freshman social studies course. Needless to say, the teacher was less than amused.
I haven’t listened to this album too carefully, but for the most part its pretty standard West Coast gangster rap. There are a few notable guests, though, including WC and slain Bay Area rapper Coughnut. Still, the real highlight is “Knock Knock,” whose unapologetically filthy lyrics and over-the-top guitar riff catapult it into novelty rap royalty. It’ll have you thinking twice next time your neighbor asks to “borrow some sugar.”