“there they go, packing stadiums as shady spits his flow”
even with all the hype, the young money signing, and dropping a mixtape that sounded like an album, drake must’ve felt like he really made it when he got weezy, kanye, and eminem to get on forever with him. for as many times as madonna’s reinvented herself, it took til last year for her to do a hip hop collaboration of note (revolver with lil wayne -- the vanilla ice collab wasn’t musical, and doesn’t count). die another day is my favorite bond theme song, and since the first time I heard it, I wanted to hear a solid club hip-hop track over that minimal synth sound.
“okay you’re a goon, but what’s a goon to a goblin”
roc the mic never got the recognition it probably deserved as one of the best hip hop beats from the early 2000s, whereas a milli was everywhere in summer ’08 -- this is what weezy might’ve sounded like if it was 2002 and he was signed to roc-a-fella.