Soundbites: Nas + Nashawn + Akon + Obie Trice + The Fugees
Obie Trice ft. Akon - Snitch
What is the first thing you do after you get shot in the head? Record a song about snitches. Come on dawg, where's the 50 Cent spirit? Besides, Scarface already got that whole snitch arena on lock with jawns like "Snitch N***a", "The G-Code", "Never Snitch" and "Never Snitch (Rmx)." Regardless, Obie Trice and the ubiquitous Akon (aka the new Nate) are surprisingly a fluent combination.
Nas & Nashawn - Level 7
The lyrical chemistry between NaS and AZ is threatened by Esco and Nashawn's seamless back-and-forth here. Strangely enough, the beat is lean and stripped down relinquishing the spotlight to the vocals. Quite reminiscent of Kanye's "We Major." Anyone know who produced this? Holla.
The Fugees - Foxy
It's about time we heard some new Fugees. It's interesting that Pras has finally realized that people view him as the weakest link (if there's really any such thing in a dope crew like Fugees), but still gets the least mic time. The song is like a throwback Fugees with an updated sonic. Slightly chaotic. Slightly soulful. Not vintage Fugees, but just enough to hold me over till the next full length in 2010.
Previously on Soundbites: The Game + Pimp C
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