Posted 04 September 2012 - 07:23 AM
that'd be interesting but sticking to the story, I don't think Timbaland fits the description, not being from NY or the 90's per say.
for me the interesting question is what does DOOM consider "hits"? he's obviously a man of classics and not one to be update on anything "new", and by extension I can't help but assume he keeps a safe distance from the mainstreams throughout the years. all to say that I take "hits" to mean big songs within hip hop, and that era.
So, Puffy is an easy one to consider having "hits", but his best work (arguably) brought an end to the early 90's, which, in my opinion is what DOOM was thinking but not saying. That said, the fact that this team up, DOOM and COMBS (DOOMBS?), would be so counter intuitive makes me kind of believe it.... but no, cant' be.
Pete Rock too, has "hits" inside the golden circle of the 90's. And as it's already been said, PR has a history of similar collaborations. Definitely agree that it could be Pete Rock ... would be dope on principal but for my money, not the most exciting team up nor "unexpected" as DOOM also said.
RZA... would be a favorite for me if anyone's taking votes, but also can't see that just 'cause they've already worked together and again, channeling DOOM's perspective (or so I would like to imagine), I put RZA along side Puff chronologically and therefore I don't think the clue would have been stated as "90s" if he was thinking of RZA... but yeah, mathematically it does still work. Vote yes, bet no.
Easy Mo Bee is super interesting. He is definitely of the early 90s (or late 80s) also, interestingly enough, worked with Puff up to a point and has plenty of "hits" inside the universe. I like this idea. Definitely unexpected. Have no idea what it might really sound like. Anyone know EMB's last production credit?
Large Pro and Diamond D both fit... just, wouldn't be surprised with either. Just saying. I would guess them 3rd and 4th behind, Pete Rock (2nd), and Erick Sermon (1st).
For me, Erick would also be a sick collaboration with DOOM. The early EPMD tracks I think would be the sort of thing DOOM would call "hits" and rightfully so, plus those productions would sound amazing with DOOM lyrics, imo. Erick's later work would also fit well. Erick's been silent since 2004...? It's all speculation but I would love to see this combo happen.