Never liked walkin’, so I quit walkin’…
Killa Kyleon makes rapping sound really cool, spits 16s that could really be eights (really, I don’t know if they’re 16s or eights), puts together one of the wordiest dope hooks I’ve ever heard, and gets an inspired verse out of Bun B. I don’t know if this Lex Luger production actually samples the Drowning Pool song that it’s inspired by, but both songs kind of make my chest tighten in all the good ways.
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Yeah, Cole was right to wait for that Hov verse.
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I haven’t really listened to all of The Carter IV yet — it is dinner time, and I am hungry — but the random beat with window-shaking drums and mean horns that gets used for Wayne’s intro, this interlude with Tech N9ne and Andre 3000, and an outro that features Bun B, Nas, Busta (…and Shyne) is the standout, as far as I’m concerned. Continue reading
Kiss does his usual. Drake raps like he’s both Wayne and Weezy’s friend. But it’s when Weezy takes exception to Jay-Z’s “H.A.M.” couplet — I’m like “Really, half a billi? Nigga, really?” You got baby money / Keep it real wit’ niggas, niggas ain’t got my lady money — and gets greasy that “It’s Good” takes off. Sure, he lets his chance to headshot Hov slip late (“I lay ’em down, Tempur-Pedic” happens), but this is your “Jay-Z diss” off the now-leaked The Carter IV, and Wayne will sell records off of this song.
So, uh, good for you, Weezy. “It’s Good” lyrics after the jump. Continue reading
Lil Wayne has an album coming out at the end of the month, which you could be forgiven for forgetting, despite it being part of his sequence of The Carter albums and containing smash singles “6 Foot 7 Foot” and “How to Love”: C4 is the rare rap album that seems bigger on radio than the Internet, and has been dwarfed by Watch The Throne. “She Will,” in that context, seems like an effort by Weezy to ride the cometary Drake’s tail back to whatever level of Internet hype/discussion he thinks he should inhabit. You tell me: Does it work?
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Frank Ocean “dropping” a new song the day he leads off Watch The Throne (technically, this has been floating around for a couple of days) is about the smartest business decision you’ll see today. That it’s called “Best Seller” is a bonus.
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“New Day” lyrics after the jump. Everything else in the morning. Continue reading