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Top 10 Hip Hop Collaborations we Didn't see in 2003 (But Should Have)


By Kevin Britton · December 17th, 2003 · Cover Story
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Eminem and Sista Souljah: Imagine if she had been in the studio when those derogatory lyrics came out of Em's mouth!

Ja Rule and Luther Vandross: If Ja insists on singing his lyrics, he should team up with a living legend.

Brother J (formerly of X-Clan) and The Watusi Tribe's X-Man: More Egyptian mysticism than you could shake an ankh at!

Freeway and Remedy: Roc-a-fella's Islamic lyricist and an obscure Jewish rapper could join forces to bring peace to the Middle East.

KRS-One and MC Shan: These two Hip Hop old-schoolers have the power to show young ones how to rock the mic and let bygones be bygones.

Mos Def and Talib Kweli: One has the acting bug; the other has been busy touring with Common, The Roots, Black Eyed Peas and other like-minded artists.

A Black Star II album is long overdue.

P. Diddy and Clay Aiken: Hip Hop's boy wonder and American Idol's most celebrated runner-up bring you Da Bland.

Lil' Kim and MC Lyte: Lyte shows Kim how it's done. With her clothes on.

Chuck D. and Paris: Politics, race, religion and the media; nothing would be off limits for two of Hip Hop's most outspoken lyricists. And speaking of Chuck ...

Public Enemy feat. 50 Cent: ­ The album could be called It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back ... and One Rapper to Keep Us There. Ouch.

Kevin Britton's column The Ledge appears regularly in CityBeat.



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