Pimp C ft. Z-Ro & Lil Flip, “Comin’ Up,” The Sweet James Jones Stores (2005)

One of the things I do at my work is edit our weekly newsletter. One section, listing future events we’re hosting, is titled COMING UP. Which means I get this song stuck in my head every Tuesday.

That’s fine, because everything about it is fantastic. The impossibly laid back beat that sounds like it exists in a life where nothing could ever go wrong again, Pimp C showcasing his somehow under-celebrated singing talents on the hook, and three different rappers with wildly different styles all turning in exemplary verses. Special note to Lil Flip, who isn’t any better than the others, but impresses because he usually seems so inessential.

(Source: Spotify)