“I’m a queen/I don’t swing open like Lamborghini doors do/ Whores do”
Jean Grae says it feels like a ’96 basement party. When you have Talib Kweli and Styles P playing backup, you really can’t argue with that sentiment. Styles, no matter what environment, always brings the tough talk. Grae is sandwiched in the middle but still has a very good laidback verse on her credentials as an elite emcee. With her queen references you get the impression she’s ready to make a run at the crown. Kweli holds down the chorus and last verse with no issues. The DMC vocal scratches and old school sample break go very well with aforementioned basement atmosphere. Hopefully this means Jean Grae will be dropping her next album soon.