Michael Jackson, "The Girl Is Mine"
Corniest song we've had on here? Quite possibly!
Bim Skala Bim, "Sunshine Of Your Love"
This is from an early Bim Skala Bim album (Tuba City), from before they kind of settled down into a more traditional groove and started making their best tunes. It's not a bad album, but it's one of the last I'd go for from them as well.
Quasimoto, "Rappcats, Part 3"
Oh my god, that beat absolutely melted my brain. Sorry, can't type more, it's hard to see the screen nodding my head this much.
The Game, "Like Father, Like Son"
The Game's debut record, The Documentary, is just pure gangsta rap, made with an all-star stable of producers and with all the accoutrements you'd expect. The peaks are carried there on strong beats from top producers (Just Blaze's "Church For Thugs" remains one of the best arguments around for headphone amps), but The Game himself is mostly just there. He's not bad, I just don't find him very inspiring or anything. So when you get a beat that's also just kind of there, you sort of get five minutes of treading water.
The Planet Smashers, "Record Collector"
Ska out of Montreal, the Planet Smashers started in the mid 90's and just kind of kept going to today, even as ska faded from the popular consciousness. And good for them! I never ended up chasing too many of their records, but the one I have is not bad.