Earlier this morning, I listened to 2 Chainz new record. With a mixture of high and lows, I had to stop after about seven tracks because I couldn’t hack it. Give me cadence, give me melody but also gives me lyrics that display some type of coherence or connection to one another. As lyrically colorful as 2 Chainz, the cohesion wasn’t there to make any of the lines match up together.
It’s the opposite of Rapsody’s “Lonely Thoughts.” Originally only Chance The Rapper appeared on this track, but now she recruits Big K.R.I.T. for the final version of “Lonely Thoughts.” All three rambling, much like 2 Chainz, but there’s a sense that what they’re saying is more personal. Or maybe more personable. Whatever the case, the new, improved “Lonely Thoughts” reflects why Rap’s Game… will find its way into my top 10 when this year ends.
The Drama-free version of She Got Game will be available on iTunes on September 17. The original version can be picked up here for free stream or download.