By Maurice Bobb
There’s already fifty-leven remixes on the Internet of Rocko’s controversial yet catchy tune, “U.O.E.N.O.,” so why not one more? This time around, Black Hippy put their stamp on the track and knocked it out of the park.
For the uninitiated, Black Hippy is Compton’s lyrically potent four horsemen made up of Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, ScHoolboy Q and hip-hop’s new crown prince, Kendrick Lamar. The TDE collective slices up the track with the precision of a Ginsu knife, with each MC dropping lyrical gems.
For his part, Jay Rock really stepped into the cipher and reminded fans why he was the first member of the crew to get burn nationwide. But it was Kendrick, who took home the crown as MTV’s Hottest MC, that reigned supreme, spitting rapid fire excellence and even shouting out MTV’s Sway.
“Anything after that is just a bonus/And I been in the lab with my opponents, and since Sway done swayed that list, he got a flat screen the next morning,” he rhymes.
Listen to Black Hippy put their stamp on the track below: