Heds and Dreds: Bounty Killer’s Greatest Hip-Hoperas

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November 2, 2011

Bounty Killer feat. Jeru Tha Damaja, “Suicide or Murder” (1996)

My personal favorite among the rap tracks on My Xperience re-purposed the beat from Blahzay Blahzay’s “Danger.” That tune is sometimes confused for a Jeru the Damaja track, due to a combination of the sample of Jeru in its hook, and the relative obscurity of Blahzay Blahzay. “Suicide or Murder” adds to that confusion, bringing Jeru back into the mix over that beat, before shifting, mid-song, into Raekwon’s “Ice Cream.” Speaking of Raekwon….