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Guru & Doo Wop - Who Got It On Lock (Single)
Posted by Steve Juon at Tuesday, August 19th, 2008 at 12:00AM :: Email this article :: Print this article

Review by Steve 'Flash' Juon

Artist: Guru & Doo Wop
Title: Who Got It On Lock
Label: 7 Grand/Koch Records

Guru and Doo Wop's idea here was so simple and beautiful that I can't believe somebody hadn't done it before now - take Black Moon's classic "Who Got Da Props" and update it for the modern era. Those old enough to remember the track will fall in love with this song instantly, and those who are too young should still appreciate how jazzy, fat and nasty this beat is. Even Doo Wop notes that his reaction is to "spaz hard when I hear a classic tune like this," and it's refreshing to know that even hip-hop veterans mark out when a classic song comes on. Guru is as hard as ever: "Let me break it down nice and clear/Soon as you sleep, you will find your worst nightmare/Hit you right where you least expect/So we gon' get at you quick, and make you eat your threats." It's the perfect vibe for this track, updating not just the sound of a Black Moon classic but the "gangster jazz" style Buckshot spit on it verbally. Old school with a twist and refreshing as a Bud Light Lime, "Who Got It On Lock" answers it's own question - Big Guru, Solar and Doo Wop lock it down like Fort Knox.


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