16. Bump J “Letter 2 My Competition” (2008)
“Letter 2 My Competition” is bittersweet. It was supposed to be the beginning of a long and fruitful working relationship between Bump J and No ID, who were going to join forces to give Bump the sound and album he desperately needed at the time. No ID was going to quarterback the street king’s comeback, but before they could even break ground on the project, Bump was pinched for a bank robbery charge.
Out of those sessions we received a snippet of “Roof Back,” and also “Letter 2 My Competition” which is now a cult classic, and is arguably the best work of Bump’s career. The wordplay is some of the most endearing of Bump’s catalog, and Mr. Johnson sounded right at home over Dion’s 808s & Heartbreak-esque production. It was a match made in heaven, and likely would’ve taken Bump to the heights he’d always deserved.
Bump is still serving out his sentence, but we’ll always have this joint to hold on to.
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