Wiz Khalifa, LL Cool J: 5 Times An Old School Rapper & New School Collaborated On A Great Song

Wiz Khalifa
(Photo : Getty Images/Mark Davis) Here are five times an old school rapper and a new school rapper collaborated and released a great song.

When Macklemore recruited Kool Moe Dee, Grandmaster Caz and Melle Mel to be on his anthemic party song "Downtown," he caught a bit of flak for it.

Some claimed he was trying too hard to be authentic and show his appreciation for hip-hop, while others like Big Daddy Kane praised him.

Kane said the Seattle MC did a wonderful thing by reaching back and getting the old-school legends to be on the song, and he questioned why others rappers don't do more of the same.

"Real talk, I don't see one artist in the game that put Melle Mell, Kool Moe Dee or Grandmaster Caz on their new song or let them perform on the 'VMAs,'" wrote the legendary Brooklyn rapper. "But people wanna have a problem with @macklemore for paying homage to them?"

Some might say the rap icon is completely right, and it would be nice if older and younger rappers collaborated more.

Thankfully, it's happened a good amount of times throughout rap history but clearly not enough so to celebrate this rare occurrence we chose five times when the old school and the new school came together to release a stellar tune.

1. Wiz Khalifa & Too Short "On My Level"

These two rappers ride this laid back track produced by Jim Jonsin perfectly, and their verses show that their lifestyles aren't that dissimilar.

2. Kendrick Lamar & MC Eiht "M.A.A.D. City"

On this one, K. Dot talks about what he saw in his Compton, Calif. neighborhood as a youngster and so does MC Eiht and it's easy to tell they faced the same kinds of problems and challenges in their lives, despite being years apart.

3. LL Cool J & Action Bronson "Strictly For My Jeeps (Queens Day Remix)"

This one seems to be one big Queens, N.Y. celebration, and LL, Action Bronson and Lloyd Banks all do this neck snapping track justice, especially Cool J who starts it off.

"Peep the rhetoric, nobody can better it / None of ya'll confederates / I'm daddy you're a surrogate," he spits.

4. Big Daddy Kane & Saigon "One Foot In The Door"

Over a catchy piano riff produced by DJ Premier, Sai and Kane go in depth about how hip-hop has changed and question if folks still want positive lyrics or not.

"Said Rick Ross and 2 Chainz should get chin-checked / But then I dropped thirty minutes of intellect / That would've been neglected had I not pegged it with disrespect," rhymed Saigon.

5. Eric Sermon & Joel Ortiz "Make Room"

Similar to Saigon, you really can't call Joel Ortiz a new school rapper, but he is a couple of rap generations away from Eric Sermon and EPMD's reign.

Along with Sheek Louch from The Lox, The Green Eyed Bandit and the Slaughterhouse member exchange gritty verses over a classic New York City styled beat, and it's a complete winner.

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