Brookline Stand Up


Buried Treasure
April 20, 2010, 7:32 am
Filed under: Beyonce, Big Pun, Britney Spears, Fat Joe, Jay-Z, Jennifer Lopez, Lil Wayne, Mariah Carey, T.I.

I feel like some really sick rap verses get completely overlooked because they are hidden within songs from another genre. This occurred to me yesterday as I was listening to “Feelin’ So Good” from Jennifer Lopez’s 1999 album On The 6. I am not ashamed to actually own this album in CD form, but I’m sure many rap aficionados didn’t even give it the time of day. Little do they know that this song in particular features legendary rappers Big Pun and Fat Joe, and their verses are actually pretty tight. Check out “Feelin’ So Good” below…

Pun and Joe have two verses, the first starting at the 20 second mark, and the second starting at the 3:24 mark.

As I reveled over how underrated Big Pun and Fat Joe’s verses on this song were, I began to reflect on other diva-licious songs that feature hip-hop industry hotshots. Here are a few…

“Heartbreaker” – Mariah Carey feat. Jay-Z (Jay’s verse starts around 2:52)

“Bad Girl” – Britney Spears feat. Lil’ Wayne (Weezy’s verse starts around the 15 sec. mark)

“Soldier” – Destiny’s Child feat. T.I. (T.I.’s verse starts at the beginning)

“Upgrade U” – Beyonce feat. Jay-Z (Jay’s verse starts at 2:32)

Those are just a few that I thought of off the top of my head, but I’m sure there’s more rap treasure out there buried in diva-land. Please share any other tracks outside the hip-hop genre you can think of contain overlooked rap verses!