Believe me, I want the cash, the cars and the clothes, but all the shine in the world don’t mean anything when life’s so Stressful, and I’m not the only who wants more than mere success. The Booth’s favorite singer/songwriter/producer Novel and the always on point Joell Ortiz have teamed up for the upcoming mixtape Defying the Predictable, and today they dropped the mixtape’s first leak Stressful, a gripping track that takes Drake’s Successful and flips the message completely. Joining Novel and Joell are producer Noah “40” Shebib, whose original beat is largely left untouched, and DJBooth newcomer Cri$style (a.k.a. The Ink), who overlays Stressful with some golden-voiced vocals. It’s hard to say this version is better than the original since it’s so different. I prefer to think of them instead as two sides of the same dope coin. For more music that defies the predictable, be on the lookout for Novel and Joell’s mixtape, dropping soon via DJBooth.net.
Written by Nathan S. on 12/9/09
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