if yr wondering if this new joint is even worth your time, you better get your head straight and COP THAT SHIT. More than two decades of rapping and he’s a legend who still sounds as important now as he ever has.
“High Powered” is such a great single, stratosphere-tearing synths & face talking shit on lil troy, papa reu on the hook, stuttering snares and Scarface’s old man swagger(mea culpa). Incredible single. Nothing really disappointing here at all, and what I want to say about Scarface requires more focus than I have at 7 AM. But I do want to highlight “High Note” which really shows a lot of breadth for a dude who’s known to push the envelope on his own shit so often its still remarkable when he makes something not only about the ladies but a HAPPY song about the ladies (relatively speaking), and a really gorgeous&interesting&kind of funny/quirky production job from Jake One. Oh yeah but the craziest beat has to be Scram Jones on the title track.
I dunno something about this album just turns me into a fanboy, less interested in completing thoughts and more interested in just saying ‘fuck it’ and letting the music take over — it sounds like a cop-out and if it were any other artist i’d say you’re right but fuck it, cop this album and we’ll talk some more maybe.
a classic for you on SCARFACE DAY
…um crap is that d’angelo’s mom from the wire??