Monday, November 27, 2006


Not everyone in the whole of QB is worth putting on, and yet, over the years, many of them have been lined up and mic'd up and paraded around Nas' music. In a way, Nas is caught because of this: on one hand, he wants to keep the Queensbridge MC tradition alive and pay back some to block that raised him, while, at the same time, these songs hardly ever inspire much attention / praise beyond Vernon Boulevard. But Blitz is the exception to this equation. Although he's been featured just twice alongside Nas (2000's Street Glory and 2001's Every Ghetto), in each instance, he proved himself more than merely the good fortune of some hood handout; instead, he showed that he was actually worth listening to whether accompanied by Nas or not.

Even though it's been five years since that Stillmatic bonus track, Nas and Blitz are back again, as Blitz debuts his new mixtape It's a Problem Vol. 1, backed by Shadyville's DJ Noodles.

They coming at us from every direction
Each and everyone one of them with size no less than
Some linebackers, now this nigga ask the one question
"Who these guys know?", replied, "now we got the wrong impression"
He must be thinking we won't leave him dead and stinking
Hugging two dozen roses in the back of a Lincoln
Uh, time's shrinking, no patience left
It was me, Gov, Cuzzo, Black, and little Nef
No escaping death, it's either us or them
Cuz left a hole in his chest bigger than his rims
The DJ backspins and Nas been on the sound system
Niggas' lives ending, they rich enough to buy women
Linen suits wasn't bulletproof
Adios, mad fights breaking out over by the coats
I'm trying to hide the toast, sneaking out
Hawaiian hoes in the hotel, why the fuck did we go out?
Jump in the car, who they recognize? . . . Nas
That's all I need, another fucking charge
Barging the hotel, Cuzin's like, "oh well"
Nef got caught and guess who gotta post bail
Took a while but I see how niggas get down
Get me all hot and now I gotta skip town
And I ain't even the shooter, fell asleep with the Ruger
Next day we caught a flight to St. Lucia

Blitz f/ Nas, Tre Williams: Hush


Blogger Game Theory said...

I like this song. I'm not sure if it's the flow or the voice on this song, but Nas' verse on this reminds me of 'Get Down'.

November 27, 2006 2:34 PM  
Blogger Fletch said...

Get Down? Maybe that's because he says "get down" in the later half the verse. But it did kinda seem similar to Can't Fade Me, which is similar itself to Get Down (though that's mostly because of Nas' apparent thing for Hawaiian women).

As for Nas' delivery, I like the little Biggie thing he does, "Niggas' lives ending / They rich enough to buy women."

Plus, it's always good to find Nas back in storyteller mode.

November 27, 2006 2:54 PM  
Anonymous max brallier said...

something there does remind of get down, just a bit slower. not sure what it is...flow, voice, beat. i dunno, but i notice it too.

i love the biggie thing, that's hot.

November 28, 2006 4:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it is also like "get down" because it's a story about him hanging out with his cousin and getting into some ish

November 30, 2006 4:54 PM  

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