By a show of hands, who actually remembers Lil’ O did a song with Beyoncé? A good minute has passed since the man who gave us “Back, Back” last passed my speakers, but it’s good to know the Screwed Up Click’s own is still keeping it pushing. Grind Hard, Pray Harder is O’s first album since 2007’s Greatest Hits and one that seemingly appeared out of the blue. With the LP already on the streets, most of us are forced to catch up. “What Iz Ya Talkin’ Bout” boasts a feature-heavy cast of characters and probably one of the more intriguing tracks based off looks alone. The record focuses on a topic of not much depth, but one everyone has experienced – closing the deal at the end of the night.
The verses are cool, with Devin’s extremely comical lingo and K.R.I.T.’s usual lyrical spit-fire output. Yet, Jack Freeman’s hook is what I’m still attempting to warm up to. Maybe it will at some point, maybe it won’t. Regardless, if you’re a S.U.C. faithful or want to help support O’s reemergence into the game, head over to iTunes and drop some coins in his double styrofoam cup.
Lil’ O Feat. Devin The Dude, Big K.R.I.T. & Jack Freeman – “What Iz Ya Talkin’ Bout”