The Ultimate is a song of epic proportions. With a dazzling instrumental by Precize, this track is the rap equivalent to a Nascar victory lap. Off industry tastemaker Johnny Shipes’ GOODTALK Vol. 9 ‘No Cosigns Needed’ mixtape, The Ultimate is a posse cut featuring sweet 16s from several big names. Let’s start with the chorus: Smoke DZA does the honors, serving up a motivational hook that builds the momentum for each emcee. Verse-wise, hot commodities Mickey Factz, Cory Gunz, and Curren$y all spazz on this one, showcasing why they were toted as the future of rap by XXL last year. The Hot Spitta (Curren$y) drops a particularly ill verse: “Hot Spitta’s that s**t/them ni**as got that Ferris Bueller flow/ they pretending they really ain’t sick.” After that lyrical melee, Booth newcomer Nakim closes out the track with a decent verse but honestly, they should have let Curren$y go last. Regardless of the order, The Ultimate lives up to its title, so if you’re feeling this one, make sure to download No Cosigns Needed when it drops in March.
Written by Quentin Cuff on Feb 03, 2010
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