This song, the 22nd on the Atlanta duo’s legendary 24 track Stankonia, is a good portrait of the duo in just 4 minutes and eight seconds.
When the beat first comes on, it’s funky. So funky, in fact, that you may find yourself wondering how anyone is about to rap over it. And then you remember that Andre 3000 and Big Boi are not just anyone.
This track, the 17th on Ross’ excellent Rich Forever mixtape, features a clever, snare-heavy, drum section and bright horn sounds. As the title suggests, this is one of those songs meant to be thrown on when you’re feeling on top of the world.
Ross’ first verse features a line where he raps that he’s “the Geechee Liberace/ I put diamonds on everything,” which is one of those lines that you have to smile at because it’s clever and ridiculous at the same time, shrug, and just kinda accept.
“Take My Life,” the ninth track on Pusha’s “Wrath of Caine” mixtape doesn’t exactly stray from King Push‘s usual subject matter–drugs, designer labels, and Clipse references abound. The mixtape’s name is “Wrath of Caine,” and the cover art is heavy on the ‘caine part, so these things should come as no great surprise.
Want to feel like you’re in a smoky jazz bar without the potential for lung cancer? Marian Hill’s “Lovit” has you covered.