Most of the times for the Song of the Week column, we either dig in the crates for a older banger, we pick song that has to do with the occasion at the time, or we give you new hot song that grabs us. Well today is not one of those days. These songs are new but to be real with you, I listened to each one and I don’t know if all will be making it to the iPod. I guess I wanted to see what our readers thought.
First up is Method Man & Redman‘s new track off their upcoming Blackout 2, “City Lights” featuring UGK. I respect and like all the artists on the song but the combination just doesn’t feel right (Bun-B raps and it’s a Pimp C sample on the hook). I guess I wanted Meth & Red to take it back to the gutter like on the first Blackout…or even like they did last year with “Broken Language 2008”. I am happy they are back in the studio.
Next up is the remix of Q-Tip’s “We Fight, We Love” featuring Kanye West & Consequence. When I first heard this one I thought it was a little boring but I’m starting to coming around. If you haven’t read Saule Wright’s review of Q-Tip’s The Renaissance, you need to do so now (And I’m sure Saule is loving this remix).
Lastly is Big Kuntry King’s “I Do” featuring T.I. & Young Dro. Even though I like T.I. & Dro (And don’t mind Kuntry), I don’t like this song at all. It sounds like their trying to capture what was already done with Yung LA’s “Ain’t I”. I’ve heard jokes about Kuntry trying to get a verse before T.I. gets sentenced in a few days. If true, can you really blame him? His last album, My Turn To Eat, came out the same day as Paper Trail…and nobody cared. And where the hell is that album at Dro?