Never has every member in one crew been so diverse.
In a lot of ways, the Dungeon Family were the South’s answer to the Wu-Tang Clan: A mashup of talented rappers reppin’ their region, each with their own unique style, subject and energy. Like the Wu-Tang, you didn’t have to like all of them; but very rarely did anyone not like any of them.
For the thinkers, there was Andre 3000; for the old souls, there was Sleepy Brown. Big Boi kept things slick, Gip and Cool Breeze were raw and Cee-Lo brought the faux gospel [I'm forgetting a few people -- but it's been a while]. It was just perfect randomness. And there was no song more perfect for this type of union than their 1999 track, “Watch For The Hook.”
The “Watch For The Hook” video was special for a lot of reasons. Aside from the obvious nod to Quentin Tarantino’s masterpiece, Reservoir Dogs, it dropped during the last truly great era of collaboration tracks. You hear a bunch of the most popular dudes on the same track every other song in 2012, but very few of the current records match the organic feel of this one. It just felt genuine. Not to mention Andre drops one of his greatest verses ever on this joint.
This Throwback Thursday I’m rockin’ with “Watch For The Hook.” Peep the video below & don’t forget: The C stands for Cool Breeze, who’s known as the champ. Freddy Calhoun, the coolest cutta at camp.