“I can tell that you’re mad/Because you getting hostile/’Cause I got my own business/And I ain’t finished high school”
When the cover art came through for this new collab, I did a double-take. I almost confused Consequence with Keith David of Dead Presidents fame. While most of the Hip-Hop world is quiet this Christmas Eve, Consequence, Diggy Simmons, and Mac Miller are continuing the grind with a surprise boom-bap offering in “I’m VIP.”
Lee Bannon handles the beat, using a dusty sample loop for the throwback 90s feel. Statik Selektah adds more atmosphere with scratches of Biggie lines from “Big Poppa” (“Who rock grooves and make moves with all the mamis…”). As you can deduce from the title, this is an “all about me/boasting” track. Consequence keeps a laid back flow for the lead-off position. Young Diggy has the slickest lines out the bunch, and is the emcee most comfortable with his self-boasting (“And y’all got Twitter followers/But I got apostles”). Wiz Khalifa protegé Mac Miller hasn’t had many high-profile collaborations, but he does a serviceable job in the coveted last spot. It would’ve been better to have him switch with Diggy, but it doesn’t hamper the pace of the song.
Consequence’s new mixtape, Movies On Demand 2, is in “coming soon” status, which hopefully translates into early 2011.
CONSEQUENCE X DIGGY SIMMONS X MAC MILLER “I’M V.I.P.”