Hip-Hop’s 10 Strangest Collaborations (Pg. 5)
The Collaboration: Kool G Rap featuring Haylie Duff
The Result: “On the Rise Again,” from G Rap’s 2008 EP, Half a Klip
The FAIL Scale: 6.5 FAILS out of 10. So, you’ve got a perfectly-good track produced by DJ Premier. But it needs something to make it pop a little more. What do you do? Add another sample? Get a rap legend to provide a guest hook? Go out and find the first available Duff sister for the hook? Um, there’s only one wrong answer here—and though he (wisely) decided against doing a long, pop-driven hook, that’s the one G Rap chose.