Tuesday, November 28, 2006

QB Tru G

I see you Def Jam.

Nas' new label is trying to build up buzz for Hip-Hop Is Dead, i.e., the songs that have been leaked so far seem to have been given the corporate okay. Hustlers (QB Tru G), produced by Dr. Dre and featuring The Game, is the latest example.

Do the history
Way before The Firm, like back in the day
Nas was the first New York nigga rapping with Dre
So of course I got a track to bring it back to your face
The one kid that woulda been Aftermath but got away
But we still get together like every several years
To sprinkle - a little bit of Heaven for your ears
Relax, sipping Clicquot in Rio
Stupid fuckers, low keynote g's
But it's still Gucci luggage, I love Cape Cod
And watching fly bitches with grey eyes
Wrestle in a tub of KY to get my day by
I like to celebrate, why?
'Cause I can vision collages of images
Of my life with no regrets or hate
So every breath I take
It's all about the rules
It's hard for you to breathe, like you at high altitude
So crack the Patron, it's on, heathens
The God's back, hardbody, Mr. Jones never leaving

[N]He a Compton, Compton OG
[G]Mix that with a QB, QB Tru G
[G]Whatcha got [N] is a concotion
[N]Of some different ghetto blocks
[G]West Coast kill the tracks
[G]East Coast gun shots

Yo, the Jordan sporting
Come off the dice game with a fortune
Walking - you a walking coffin
The musket, I tucked it, you bluff it, I bust it
Ya sideways talking, so I lay often
I wait patient - to duct tape hating
Fuck ass niggas, get bucked ass niggas
Pluck ashes of Cuban cigars, you fooling with Nas
That's i-nane and I came with Rugers this time
And if I'm sane, that Soul Plane movie's the bomb
Word to my mom's name tattooed to my arm
You can't revolve me, embalm me
Calm me or harm me
Rob me or dodge these
Bullets I'm busting, see
That's malarkey, you yapping
I open up the tripod to put the Gatling on, and I start clapping
Nasty man from bagging grams and running from cops
To a mill in the hand, a mill in the watch, I'm fucking with Doc

Nas f/ The Game: Hustlers (QB Tru G)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

this IS on hip hop is dead
it better be i swear

November 28, 2006 6:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cant wait for album to drop so far I heard 6 tracks that suppose to be on album and they all sound hot to def if thats any indication 5 mics in the source

November 28, 2006 6:43 PM  
Anonymous Tray said...

Back in '95 couldn't you buy two albums for 20 dollars?

November 28, 2006 9:03 PM  
Blogger Fletch said...

Everyone who said the beat was like the Outta Control remix was on point.

Game's name-dropping makes for a nice concept turn.

And Nas destroys his second verse.

Top 5 lines

5. Amongst Kings
"It's on, heathens / the God's back"

4. Life Is Like A Dice Game
"Yo, the Jordan's sporting / Come off the dice game with a fortune"

3. How Ya Livin'
"Watching fly bitches with grey eyes / Wrestle in a tub of KY to get my day by"

2. Hip-Hop Is Dead
"You a walking coffin"

1. Guns & Money
"A mill in the hand, a mill in the watch"

Oh, and check the Gatling-tripod and musket references. Nas is on some 19th century killer steez.

November 28, 2006 9:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hot song, but i still cant see the similarities with Outta Control,

Nas really brings it hard lyrically, trumping Game's verse, (which is better than anything he has on his album)co-sign on to Fletch's point about the 19th century outlaw words
Btw, Marsha should be edited out of the song, she sounds worse than she did on the Busta album

November 28, 2006 10:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

are you saying those are lines from those specific songs?

November 28, 2006 10:45 PM  
Blogger Fletch said...

Overwhelming similarity to the OC remix = the high-pitched strings, which is not uncommon for a Dre track necessarily, but . . . And yeah, Game ended his verse strong. (For the record, Scream On Em, Compton, and One Night are all at that level IMO).

Finally, those lines of course are from QB Tru G, I just game them headings because I'm a nerd like that. But "Guns & Money" = "A mill in the hand, a mill in the watch" because Nas is talking about a 9 millimeter, presumably, and an iced-out accesory . . . "How Ya Livin'" = "Watching fly bitches with grey eyes / Wrestle in a tub of KY to get my day by" because that's a helluva weird but effective way to brag about how crazy your life is . . . etc.

November 28, 2006 10:57 PM  
Blogger Game Theory said...

I swear Nas be changing his flow up every album.

November 29, 2006 5:12 AM  
Anonymous Mr T said...

So, What's the Actual name of the track? Hustlers or QB True G?

November 30, 2006 6:14 AM  
Blogger Fletch said...

Official name seems to be Hustlers, but I just left "QB Tru G" up there since that's kinda what we've heard it called for months. (Like "Poison" is actually "What Goes Around")

November 30, 2006 3:16 PM  
Anonymous tray said...

Is he trying to say that he's not sane because Soul Plane sucked?

November 30, 2006 10:01 PM  
Anonymous Mr T said...

I guess he's just trying to say that he's crazy! The track is tight.

December 01, 2006 4:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that KY line is nice! It's amusing to me when he uses his descriptive ability to give us something unexpected and a little wild (the entire Remember the times track off SD comes to mind)

they suck juice out my urethra while marvin gaye pump from the speakers

abortion clinics - I was one of the best who did it lesbian shit wheelchair girls and midgets

ect. ect.
track is nice looks like album is shaping up

December 01, 2006 5:50 PM  

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