Sold our since December! “Ante Up” was the first single from M.O.P.’s full length “Warriorz.” “Ante Up” is paired with the remix of the cut on the B-Side (originally the flip of “Cold As Ice”). The remix is nothing to sleep on – with features from Busta Rhymes, Remy Ma and Teflon. “Ante Up” is one of the most powerful and energetic records of its era. Everything fit this song perfect, the intro, the incredible DR Period beat, Fame and Billy Danzes catchy as hell hook and countless quotable “Hol’ dat”.
Produced by the duo, “Hip-Hop” was a record that immediately caught fire on both College and Commercial Radio mix-shows. A call to arms, “Hip-Hop” just sounds like a revolution, and is to be heard loud! Surprisingly enough, this song’s legacy may be most defined by its use as the bed for Dave Chappelle’s entrance music for his show on Comedy Central. Flip side contains the instrumental.
This 45 has heat on both sides. HEAT. Side A is Big Pun’s smash “Still Not A Player” . The B Side has Pun teaming up with his mentor Fat Joe for “Twinz (Deep Cover 98)” over a remake of Dr. Dre’s classic beat. Here Pun delivers one of his most quoted verses that contains among others “Dead in the middle of Little Italy little did we know that we riddled some middlemen who didn’t do diddly”.