It got in my ear this week and stayed there. Probably because it’s brilliant.
I remember listening to it the first time because previous Beastie stuff had left me cold. At a pal’s place in 1994, he’d just bought the new album (yeah, seriously, 1994 is 24 years ago), I shrugged and said yeah stick it on and this, Sure Shot, track one, made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. The sample, the delivery and then 2/3rds of the way through this from MCA…
I wanna say a little something that’s long overdueThe disrespect to women has got to be throughTo all the mothers and the sisters and the wives and friendsI wanna offer my love and respect til the end
…which threw a massive curveball at all the sexist rap crap at the time. Then I caught the video later and loved it even more. This track was the first time I took the genre seriously and for that, it will always be a classic in my book. Youtube here.