Legacy Track of the Week: J.I.D. ft J Cole - Off Deez
“Pull up on the block, eeny, meeny, miny, moe, you and every ***** that you know is getting popped, fuckin' with a ***** ass sitting in the box, tryna sneak diss then I'm pickin' up the Glock, I squeeze this, they be pickin up the top, Styles, Sheek, Kiss, yeah, I'm pickin’ all the locks, pickin' on a ***** way bigger then I got, bigger than the ***** that was Kindergarten Cop, Terminator shit, I'm a robot, with the chrome .45 that most don't got” 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 J Cole with the rapid flow delivery and honestly, it’s versatility like this that exemplifies why he’s second to no one, where just speaking objectively he could easily rap like any of your favorite artists and probably take their style and do it better - and all cool-table-hypebeast talk aside this is why he continues to be one of the three most iconic emcees of the time period. Meanwhile, Dreamville’s own J.I.D. of course holds his own on the first single off his upcoming sophomore album DiCaprio 2, and really the only surprise here is that the production is not Cole himself, yet instead is a 21-year-old producer from St Louis known as ChaseTheMoney.
H.E.R. - Carried Away
“Stare at the window, all by myself, jaded and waiting for some kinda miracle yeah” Produced by T-Minus the first record on H.E.R.’s I Used To Know Her Pt. 2 EP is one of its most memorable.
H.E.R. - I’m Not OK
“I'm not okay, losing my faith, I'm losing my faith, slipping away, you're slipping away, I'm not okay” Even more so than the likes of 6LACK, Sampha, or Lana Del Rey, H.E.R. has the most melancholy vibes in music right now and I appreciate the balance it provides.
H.E.R. ft Bryson Tiller - Could’ve Been
“It could've been right but I was wrong, only think about you when I'm alone” Having toured together last year this is their first duet and I could see more collaborations in the future.
Too $hort ft TI, E40 & Adrian Marcel - How To Be A Player
“So you wanna be a player, like Playboy $hort, I done taught more players than a coach on the court, it started many years ago before I started to rap, this player lifestyle I was born for that” The legendary Short Dog has just released his 17th studio album appropriately entitled The Pimp Tape, and if you’re familiar with his legendary sound you know behind steller production Too $hort doesn’t miss.
Too $hort ft Schoolboy Q & Joyner Lucas - Don’t Shoot