Legacy Track of the Week: Swizz Beatz ft Nas - Echo
“True story, my youngins, I'm a deadly thuggish Freddy Douglas, military persona, yeah I'm living with honor, to my ****** who serving 40 while I'm in my 40s, I'm a walking observatory, a murder story since a shorty” Over solid production from the legendary DJ Scratch, Nas delivers two very potent verses after a rather unconventional yet well-played Swizz Beatz introduction.
Swizz Beatz ft Kendrick Lamar, Jadakiss & Styles P - Something Dirty/Pic Got Us
“I lift the bar and the weights, then I'm doin' the stairs, they say the Lord only knows what I do to my peers ,tryna smoke, sell juice, and pursue my career, so I keep a tight circle, I don't move with the squares” Over AraabMuzik production Jada & Styles P do the two-man weave that they’re famous for, yet the only disappointment is that Kendrick Lamar doesn’t actually spit a verse. Furthermore isn’t it a little odd that Swizz Beatz has an album full of AraabMuzik production??? Maybe it’s just me.
Swizz Beatz ft Young Thug - 25 Soldiers
“I got 25 soldiers and 25 holsters” Once again produced by AraabMUZIK the first single off the sophomore album is all about a certain energy.
Swizz Beatz ft 2 Chainz - Stunt
“1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 times on you ****** I stunt” Speaking of energy 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 this is the classic Swizz Beatz sound that he’s most celebrated for, this time fueled by production from the legendary Bink! of Roc A Fella fame.
Flatbush Zombies - New World Order
“All the homies say I'm brain dead, amen, smoke weed talk shit, all these rappers be on pain meds, so why should I give a fuck how they feel?” Fresh off their sophomore album Vacation In Hell released earlier this year, the Flatbush Zombies are back with this Halloween release that’s right on time.
Keith Sweat - Big Ass Lie
“If I got down on my knees, girl, would it make a difference? If I told you how much I loved you, would you even listen?” Keith Sweat is back with his 13th studio album and this time he’s Playing For Keeps, yet truth be told that this one of the few projects on the project that really showcases his signature sound.
Keith Sweat ft Candace Price - Boomerang
“Got me comin' back for some more of that, like a boomerang, boomerang, boomerang” This one is decent but if only it was like another Keith Sweat duet that comes to mind…
Metro Boomin ft 21 Savage - 10 Freaky Girls
“In peace (In peace), may you rest (May you rest), never ever shoot below the neck” One of the better records on Metro Boomin’s third studio album NOT ALL HEROES WEAR CAPES.
Metro Boomin ft Offset & Drake - No Complaints
“Racks in the (What?) racks in the safe (safe), look at my face, up there with the greats” As expected the Drake feature is the best verse on the tape, (not that that’s saying much considering the company).
Rich The Kid ft YG - Mo Paper
“You ain't a boss you can't touch her, I might just paint the Bentley mustard, I got rich that's on my mother, say she love you still can't trust her” Rich The Kid looks to follow up a very impressive 2018 with his follow up The World Is Yours 2 set to be released in early 2019, and this first single is another quality record for an artist who seems to be a step above most of his peers.
Jay Critch ft French Montana & Fabolous - Try It
“Trolling never get to me I'm holding so it's lit for me, Rollie is a gift for me the Rolls is like a Lyft for me” Loso laces the first single and standout record of Jay Critch’s debut mixtape Hood Favorite, the first release for the Brooklyn emcee who is signed to Rich The Kid’s Rich Forever label.
Birdman ft Jacquees - Presidential
“I gotta get a bigger digit (digit), if you start, you gotta finish (finish), Baby gave me the keys when I was 19, and told me ‘go and get it’" The first single off Birdman & Jacquees collaborative album Lost at Sea 2 is exactly what you’d expect it to be, with Jacquees adlibs being just about the only redeemable qualities.
Meek Mill ft Jeremih & PnB Rock - Dangerous
“You feel the vibe, it's contagious, look in your eyes, shit is dangerous” Visuals for one of the most overplayed (and for that reason annoying) radio records of the year.
Tyga ft Nicki Minaj - Dip
“I always pull up with some Barbie dolls, thick in the thighs, I said we looking for some brain, where the Wizard of Oz, last ***** was a dope dealer hell of a guy, he said the pussy top five, dead or alive” Produced by D.A. Doman this record right here is 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 every now and then Tyga really does come out stripper music anthems as good as gold, and this is one of those type of moments right here.