Ludacris – What You Smoking On feat. Wiz Khalifa Prod. by Big K.R.I.T.
Luda’s new tape was pretty disappointing on the whole, although it’s refreshing to hear his voice again. But what can you say about it really; he basically bought every single feature a major label mixtape can possibly have in 2011 (Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, Juicy J, Rick Ross, Waka — I’m falling asleep reading this tracklist). He could trade albums with Pusha T no one would know, aside from the more ATL-focused production lineup; he does flip through some different flows, which is less interesting than it sounds. It also features him dissing Big Sean for dissing him for supposedly stealing a punchline style no one really liked in the first place. No hits, though; I think that era of Luda might be over, which is kind of sad.
That said, the above track shows the extent to which K.R.I.T. has stepped it up as a beatmaker. He has a really unpredictable & diverse bag of tricks within a seemingly narrow template, and is clearly one of the more reliable producers in the game right now. If I were a rapper with the budget I’d be buying up K.R.I.T. beats like nobody’s business.