As a perpetual underdog in one of the most competitive industries imaginable, Fat Joe lives a high-stress life, but the plus-sized emcee hasn’t let it get to him – how is he able to stay so cool when the pressure’s on? Well, when you come up in the treacherous conditions Joey Crack describes on newly-leaked album cut No Problems, your average, everyday worries and cares have a tendency to fade into insignificance. Backed by Scoop DeVille‘s hard-hitting, retro-informed boardwork, the artist gives us a dealer’s-eye view of his pre-rap career existence in the belly of the beast, blending gritty imagery with pop-referential braggadocio. Singer/songwriter Rico Love handles guest duties, providing a helpful (if a little understated) summary on the hook: “It ain’t safe ‘round these parts.” Like what you’re hearing? Fans will be able to find this standout track, along with reader-approved singles If It Ain’t About Money and Haha (Slow Down Son), on The Darkside Vol. 1, scheduled to hit record stores and online retailers on July 27.
Written by richard on 07/11/10
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