MPC MVPs – Akai’s Finest In Rhyme

With Hi-Tek and Talib Kweli, Lupe Fiasco, Pete Rock, Pharoahe Monch

To accompany our article on the Akai MPC's place in Hip Hop and Rap (which you can read here), below you can check out our MPC MVPs including rhymes from Hi-Tek and Talib Kweli, Lupe Fiasco, Pete Rock, Pharoahe Monch, Monsta Island Czars, People Under The Stairs, Black Milk, Sean Price, Artifacts and Redman.

Hi-Tek and Talib Kweli – ‘Theme From Hi-Tek’

“Like, oh my God, what do we have here?
My man is on fire like the Ohio Players
Throw yo’ hands in the air, keep ’em there if you with me
The MPC60 is rare, but it still sound crispy”

Monsta Island Czars – ‘1, 2 1, 2’

“Fascist sprites just on MTV
Terrorist threats looped on a MPC
Travel at a hundred eighty-six thousand kilobytes per second,
Downloaded on the MP3”

Lupe Fiasco – ‘Twilight Zone’

“The Snare and the Kick didn’t make it out alive
The Sample made it out with some money but he died in the ride
The 808 got caught wit’ some work (He ain’t never comin’ home)
So the MPCs and the MP3s is fightin’ over his turf”

People Under The Stairs – ‘Keepin It Live’

“I can’t chill until we fulfil the plan of having mics in the hand
The sole reason I was cast down on this land
Is to sit in front of the MPC and turn the bland into the flambay
Things to play to make your day”

Black Milk, Pharoahe Monch and Sean Price – ‘The Matrix’

“I’m Billy Joel, I really sold
Might dust off some red vinyl that’s really old
Or chop drums, on a roll while I’m shotgun
With a wireless MPC4000 I got one”

Pete Rock – ‘Don’t Be Mad’

“Don’t be mad because you can’t do what I can
Like when Jordan went up took that shot and switched hands
(With his tongue out!)
Don’t be mad cause you not me
I’m the fuckin’ poster boy for the MPC”

Pharoahe Monch – ‘Rape’

“To hell with 1980 remixes – fuck disco
Turned on the 3000, stuck my dick where the disc go
Yokonaz, ripped the sexy MPC60, buyin’ a ticket to hell
Verbally dickin’ the 12 down”

Artifacts And Redman – ‘Cummin Thru Ya F-kin’ Block’

“With my hocus pocus I can fuck up where ya focus
Wit’ my left hook, dip right jab shuffle I can smoke ya
It don’t matter, ‘cos all my shit is fatter
Than the pads on MPC60s, hit me you got five second to jet G”


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