Go ahead and focus on the picture for a few moments. It’s cool, I did the same thing. I’ll wait.
Alright, now that we’ve got that out the way, let’s get down to business. I’ve been a Lloyd fan since the “Southside” days and the fact he’s got new single drawing influence from UGK’s “Take It Off” only gives me more reason to support dude. The addition of J. Holiday wasn’t bad, but I can’t say it added much to the record either. On a side note, I’ll always respect Holiday based off “Bed” alone because of how powerful that record was my senior year in college. It would always come on towards the end of each house party when everyone was drunk and smelled like weed. Intoxicated college students + provocative music = an interesting story the next morning.
The true star of the record, however, is Young Money’s first lady, Nicki Minaj. I’m still getting used to this accent she uses for her verses nowadays. But when she flips to it to the straight rapid fire flow around the 2:52 mark, I found myself taken back. Say what you want about her, but it’s hard to deny this bombshell doesn’t have a buzz the size of…ummm…this picture.
Respect: Dre (For the song and the picture. Mainly the picture though.)