“The new formula, ask Doc…Pockets got saline shots, bank account on Botox, the grind just don’t stop.”
If anyone deserves the right to rap over a reinvented Dre track, it’s Stat since he’s spent time as an Aftermath detainee and is still contributing to the urban legend that is Detox. As he prepares to release 2010 available May 7th, he offers up “Ridin’,” which if it isn’t “Still Dre” it’s a damn clever and close reinterpretation during the first verse. By the second, all thoughts of the original are over as the beat flips, thanks to Focus. And by then, Stat’s delivered enough rhyming couplets and similes to remind you why he’s one of Hip-Hop’s go-to ghostwriters and an emcee of rare breed.