Album: Lord Willin’
Release Date: August 20, 2002
What Was Happening: Sharp drops in the stock market, people getting nervous while oil prices neared $30 a barrel (current: $82.77), floods in Europe, and the Homeland Security Act would be signed in three months.
No. 1 Album: Bruce Springsteen’s The Rising
Clipse’s “Grindin’” was the second single off Lord Willin’, the 2002 debut album produced entirely by The Neptunes.
Ramzy: I know that everybody has heard this track but if you haven’t heard the entire Lord Willin’ album, you don’t know what you’ve been missing. I’m pretty sure that everybody and they mama used to bang this beat out on their nearest table. Doesn’t matter if you haven’t heard this song since 2002, once you hit the play button you’ll be nodding your head and rapping along. Too many quotable lines on this one so just hit the jump to watch.