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Saturday, 12 February 2011

YO YO FEATURING GERALD LEVERT: IS IT ALL STILL GOOD?

This joint sadly bombed on its release in '98, but I always loved it and blazed it on my radio show. A lyrical variation on Biggie's 'Juicy', it was very much of its time, reflecting on the changing nature of the hip-hop game in the wake of the Big and 'Pac incidents. A wonderfully soulful sample from Gerald Levert, steeped in 80s groove nostalgia, completes its appeal, and it serves as a reminder that, though eclipsed by more 'glamorous' rivals like Foxy and Kim, Yo Yo remains on of the truly hot female MCs of the 90s.

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