YN already laid down the law as it relates to Fat Joe’s “Instagram That Hoe.” Never one take a loss laying down, Don Cartegena re-ups with yet another effort in the form of “Yellow Tape” featuring Weezy, A$AP Rocky and French Montana. While it’s not saying much, “Yellow…” is a much better effort than its predecessor. This probably still isn’t the breakthrough record Joe’s looking for, however.
Wayne’s hook is solid, as are the guest features. So if Joe’s looking just a decent record, then he’s go that here. If he’s looking for something to get the ball rolling for his new album, “Yellow Tape” may not exactly live up to its name despite flipping the “Ante Up” sample and the impending video set to drop next Monday.
And in all honesty, there’s this. If Joe’s M.O. is to continue to release new music, stop latching on to whoever’s hot at the moment in hopes of striking some proverbial hot iron.* It’s cool every once and a while, but what feels like damn near every single is beating a drum no one wants to hear the tune of anyway. There is nothing wrong with putting out a high quality 4-5 song EP in hopes to generate some interest. That’s just my two cents no one asked for though.
* – “Another Round” was getting spins. “Pride N’ Joy” never took off, although it deserved to. Switch something up is all I’m saying.