On “Never Die,” a track featuring Jadakiss, Cee-Lo, and Young Jeezy, it’s great to see Nipsey Hussle come through with a scene stealing verse in the midst of so much starpower. The Slauson Boy’s lament of his introduction into the street life and tales of losing friends to violence rings unusually true in the context of the familiar hip-hop trope: the dead homies song. Jada and Jeezy both contribute solid performances as well.
Also, and I may be showing my age here, but I always hold out hope that when I see Cee-Lo’s name listed as a guest on a song that he might actually rap. No such luck. Still, DJ Drama put together a strong album track that will be a welcome change of pace to the club bait singles that comprise most of the tracklist for Quality Street Music.
The album releases on October 2 and is available for pre-order on iTunes.
DJ Drama Feat. Jadakiss, Cee-Lo Green, Nipsey Hussle & Young Jeezy – “Never Die”