@Dezlez: Kweli your a sellout bitch, I’ll never pay money 2 c u perform nor will I dl another one of ur CD’s
– Twitter follower of Talib Kweli after hearing the Gucci Mane collaboration.
Relfection Eternal frontman Talib Kweli has caused quite a stir with his feature on the Zaytoven-produced Gucci Mane song “Poltergeist.” Talib had the foresight to address critics of the song in his verse (“Criticize a nigga well that’s not dissin’/You surviving on fear homie that’s not living/I live this shit/You talk this shit/ You sound real old/Get a walking stick” ) Will it be enough to silence the fans and critics who now deem him a hypocrite? We’ll see. The beat is reminiscent of the 3-6 Mafia production you used to hear in the late 90s (see 3-6’s World Domination album).
Gucci Mane feat. Talib Kweli-Poltergeist
There’s many adjectives you can use to describe Rick Ross, but lazy is not one of them. The self-proclaimed Boss has treated his fans to several leaks from July 20’s Teflon Don over the past week. Drake and Chrisette Michele assist with the low-key “Aston Martin Music.” J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League tailor the rhythms to accenuate the light timbres of Drake and Chrisette, but Ross’ flow and rhymes don’t derail the dreamy atmosphere until his second verse (Ricky Rozay gets a little too abrasive in tone). This song could easily fit right in on Drake’s debut Thank Me Later.
Rick Ross featuring Chrisette Michele and Drake- “Aston Martin Music”
This song won’t dispel the online conspiracy theorists who believe Jay-Z is part of nefarious Illuminati secret society, but it’s the rapper’s first direct response on wax to the allegations. Both emcees supply good imagery in their verses, with Ross offering nice wordplay on John F Kennedy’s name and assassination, and Jay framing his success as a divine plan. At this rate, expect the full album to leak by mid next week.
Rick Ross featuring Jay-Z- “Free Mason”