Sunday, August 17, 2014


Busta Rhymes
24" x 16", oil on canvas paper, 2014
A year before I started blogging the Top 100 was published in book form. At #92 that year appeared the song Touch It by Busta Rhymes. The video for that song is beautiful as a group of high school girls out-rap Mr. Rhymes. Before that song hit the top 100 I had already collected a list of songs whose titles consisted of only two words, the last one being "it." It sure makes for a good hit!
  • Twerk It – Busta Rhymes
  • Work It – Missy Elliott
  • Touch It – Busta Rhymes
  • Whip It – DEVO
  • Rock It – Herbie Hancock
  • Push It – Salt 'n' Pepa
  • Pump It – Black Eyed Peas
  • Beat It – Michael Jackson
  • Eat It – Weird Al Yankovic
  • Hold It! – Eddie Cleanhead Vinson
  • Bump It – Erykah Badu
  • Doin It – L.L. Cool J
  • Doin It – Herman Brood
  • Bring It – Judge
  • Shake It – Metro Station
  • Lick It – 20 Fingers (a much better lick it song is by Khia but it's called My Neck, My Back—"My neck, my back, Lick my pussy and my crack.")
  • Fake It – Seether (really bad song, I really expected to find a song with this title by a female hip hop artist)
Let me know if there are other its I need to listen to (I always appreciate a comment :) Busta Rhymes then; Twerk It (a second twerk song in the list—see Big Freedia) is the second "It" song by Busta Rhymes in the top 100 (the other one is the aforementioned Touch It. Busta Rhymes, according to MTV "one of hip hop's greatest visual artists, is a rapper originating from Brooklyn. His real name is Trevor Tahiem Smith, Jr., Chuck D (from Public Enemy) gave him the moniker Busta Rhymes after a football player. The background in the painting, the shadow that is, or shape, is the image of Sylvester Stone. His painting will be next. Why? Just because I want to...I want to...I Want to Take You Higher.

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