Hip-Hop | Wale — Poor Decisions (feat. Lupe Fiasco & Rick Ross)

Posted by on June 3, 2013


Wale’s upcoming third album, The Gifted, is gearing up to be one of his most consistent projects to date. While his debut was uneven and burdened by too many crossover attempts, his second was too MMG-influenced and aggressive. The first three leaks we’ve received from this new album, though, have all had that soulful style of Wale’s, which was the signature of his successful early mixtapes. This is the first of two new singles Wale dropped today in preparation for his album’s June 25th release, featuring a smooth Jake One beat and a couple quality guest verses courtesy of Lupe Fiasco and Rick Ross. Gotta love Lupe’s “olly olly oxen free” reference and the way he flips the chorus at the end, and Rozay’s verse isn’t half bad, either. June is shaping up to be a wonderful month for hip-hop.

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Hip-Hop | Rick Ross – 3 Kings (Ft. Dr. Dre & Jay-Z)

Posted by on July 19, 2012

DSHAQ: Let me begin by saying that it really pains me that I don’t get to hear a “MMMAYBACH MUSIC” in the beginning. All music tags aside, this song is flawless. The beat, which was phenomenally crafted by Jake One, fits each “King’s” flow perfectly. The verses are on point, which you expect nothing less from 3 of hip hop’s greatest, transitioning so smoothly from one to another. Although God Forgives, I Don’t isn’t due out until the 31st, this will hold us over until then.


A: Let me begin by saying that I disagree with my esteemed colleague. Ross has been struggling lately, dropping single after single to no avail. Sure, he’s on the radio, but he doesn’t have a “Blowing Money Fast” or even an “Aston Martin Music” in his pocket right now. Ross was relying on “3 Kings” to be his ace in the hole today and it turned out to be a joker. Jay-Z’s verse was mailed in, previously meant for a DJ Khaled, Dre’s verse was written by Rick Ross, and Rick Ross dropped perhaps his worst verse of the year. I don’t know what’s going on over there at Maybach Music, but I predict “God Forgives, I Don’t” will be a dud.