Famously used by the Beastie Boys, the Geto Boys, Will Smith and countless others, “Yes Yes Y’all” may be the oldest rap ad-lib in the book – or it would be, if writing it down in a book didn’t totally defeat the purpose of an ad-lib. With this new, unreleased joint (his first feature since last September’s Maino Nation), Maino puts his own spin on the classic phrase, joining forces with a fellow Big Apple native for a retro-informed ode to the hustle. Supported by GQ Beats’ street ready instrumental, fueled by squelching synths and a stark kick-snare rhythm, the artist details the cycle of hard work and revelry that constitutes his daily grind: “Different club, same night, different girl, same type, fall asleep, up again, different day, same life.” G-Unit alum Lloyd Banks takes over on verse two, sharing the roll-with-the-punches philosophy that elevated him to the superstar status he enjoys today: “Make mistakes, wipe ‘em all away as I change my pace.” Like what you’re hearing? This joint isn’t set for inclusion on any forthcoming project, but Maino fans can, as always, keep it locked for the latest!
Written by richard on 03/16/11
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