The Skit: "Welcome to Purple Haze" from Cam'Ron's 2004 album, Purple Haze
The Punchline: Mizzle: "Hi! I'm Mizzle—former heroin addict, cokehead, crack fiend. If Killa had it, I tried it. If I itched, he scratched. Yo, no homo, man."
The Bottom Line: Cam's been doing voice mail/phone call skits—and doing them well—since his 1998 debut, Confessions of Fire. But he managed to top himself (pause?) in 2004 when he recruited "Mizzle," an ex-junkie/white boy, to narrate his Purple Haze album. He talked about drugs, drugs, Cam's album, drugs and more drugs. Fun!
The Skit: "Method Man" from Wu-Tang Clan's 1993 debut, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
The Punchline: Method Man: "I'll fuckin', I'll fuckin' sow your asshole closed and keep feedin' you and feedin' you and feedin' you and feedin' you..."
The Bottom Line: This skit was terrifying, life-changing, appalling, paralyzing, intimidating, stunning, horrifying, and alarming. Yet, it still managed make to make us laugh. Weird.
The Skit: "Intro" from De La Soul's 1989 debut, 3 Feet High and Rising
The Punchline: Game show announcer: "How many times did the Batmobile catch a flat?"
The Bottom Line: Give it up for the originators. Prior to their 1989 debut, rap albums didn't use skits the way producer Prince Paul helped the guys from De La Soul incorporate them. They used a game show on the intro of their debut, carried the theme from beginning to end and ended up changing the game forever.