Friday, May 14, 2010

Guest Spots: "Havin' Thangs"

Big Mike f/ Pimp C - "Havin' Thangs" | zShare
from Somethin' Serious (Rap-A-Lot/Priority, 1994)

"Havin' Thangs" is one of the tracks from one-time Convict, one-time Geto Boy Big Mike's debut album Somethin' Serious. The album was originally released in 1994, through a joint deal between Rap-A-Lot and Priority. Pimp C does his thing here, producing the beat and killing it on the hook, while Mike holds it down on the verses. "Havin' Thangs" also got some play on the soundtrack tip, as it appeared a year later on the soundtrack to Dangerous Minds, that movie with Michelle Pfeiffer trying to teach inner-city kids.

A sequel to "Havin' Thangs" was recorded in 2006—somewhat unoriginally called "Havin' Thangs '06"—which appeared on Pimp's third solo album Pimpalation. As sequels go, it's pretty nice, if only because Pimp actually has a verse on it and because it's one of the few tracks from that album that he actually had a hand in producing.

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