In Terms Of Geographical Themes, This Might Be The Most Fully Executed. Hi-Tek Brings Bow Wow & Krayzie Bone Together, With Bootsy Collins Over An Ohio Players Sample (Audio)
From Ja Rule, Jadakiss and Fat Joe’s “New York” to Dr. Dre’s “Some L.A. Niggaz” to T.W.D.Y.’s “Player’s Holiday,” there have been some cool geographically-driven collaborations. Still, those seem within a pocket of talented friends, even if guys like Dre and Defari don’t often run in the same circles.
For “Ohio Players,” DJ Hi-Tek’s latest joint, he really reaches far and wide to rep for “The Heart Of It All,” otherwise known as The Buckeye State. The Reflection Eternal producer/DJ from Cincinnati, who kicks a lil’ spit here and there brought Krayzie Bone (Cleveland) to Bow Wow (Columbus). Few could have seen this coming. What’s more, the beat samples The Ohio Players’ “Fire.” If that’s not enough, William “Bootsy” Collins (Cincy) shows up, to talk his flyness.
Anybody who lived through the ’90s knows how unlikely this joint would have seemed, on at least three-maybe four levels. It works beautifully here though.