M.O.P. - "Ante Up"
Producer: DR Period
Rising and riotous, M.O.P. used horns to perfect effect on their timeless ode to robbery, "Ante Up." While the equivalent record now might feature deafening 808s and dense layers of synthesizers, producer DR Period uses a bright horn sample to give "Ante Up" the energy of New York in the era of legendary (and legendarily rowdy) club The Tunnel, a hotbed of east coast hip-hop still open during the recording of the album that housed "Ante Up," Warriorz, and only a few months past closing before M.O.P.'s chain snatching anthem hit airwaves.