Who sells sea shells on the sea shore? It’s Run-DMC, picking a peck of pickled similes in 80s classic Peter Piper.
Talib Kweli meets Al Green and Kanye West in this month’s simile-analysing odyssey.
With Jeru the Damaja as our guide, we explore the very fabric of what is and isn’t hip-hop in this simile-laden track
Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth let us explore their big basement in this classic posse cut.
Digable Planets exploit the law of the one-sided simile to get a potentially controversial top five spot.
Imagine a yellow ALF smoking and holding a brick. Now you’re in the right mind state to enjoy the similes in Madlib’s Bluffin’.
Guru and Krumb Snatcha get all het up about fake MCs in this classic Gang Starr track.
A corking collection of sporting similes sees Pharoahe Monch’s Official go straight to the top of the simile league table.
Ugly Duckling take centre stage and show us why they are the beautiful swan of the hip-hop simile world.
Swet Shop Boys take us on a whirlwind tour of birdlife in this lovely little track.