If you’re anything like me, you’ve been lying awake nights, wondering, “Is J.Y. doing all right? Sure, he’s been making some great music, but is the grind getting to him?” OK, now that I’ve typed that all out, that seems a little strange – but, even if you don’t share my semi-bizarre level of concern for the Jersey native’s well-being, you’ll be glad to hear him and his colleagues confirm that “We All Good” on this newly-leaked mixtape inclusion. Making its world premiere here in the Booth, the record finds the Fortunate Ones manning the boards, serving up some moody, synth-driven boardwork as J.Y. explains that, though his path has been beset by struggle from day one, he’s still “ready for whatever” and determined to make it to the top. New West representative Nipsey Hussle and Motown mainstay Young Scolla assist on the guest tip, delivering their own hard-hitting accounts accounts of the hustle (and, in the latter case, showcasing his vocal chops on the hook). If this gritty motivational banger leaves you craving more, you’re in luck: sponsored by DJBooth.net, The Slave Shift: Waking Down is set to hit our mixtape page for free streaming and download January 18.
Written by richard on 01/6/11
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