Nelly Furtado, Justin Timberlake & Timbaland – Give It To Me (full) – download
This song is funny to me. I’m not sure whether this song is for Timbaland’s upcoming solo album, or if it’s just leaked to stir up some controversy. Justin Timberlake taking shots at Janet Jackson and Prince just sounds ridiculous to me, so I can’t even really fathom that he’d even do that. I’m really not even sure who Timbaland is talking about. This whole song is just hilarious. I didn’t realize that people still made tracks about “haters.”
Nas – Blood Diamonds (full) – download
With this album, not only does it seem like Nas is tight lyrically, but the production is on point as well, which is something I’ve never had problems with on Jay-Z’s album. “Blood Diamonds” is a cool song, it kind of just seems like part 2 of Kanye’s “Diamonds From Sierra Leone.”
Snoop Dogg – 10 Lil’ Crips (full) – download
This is a Neptunes-produced track from Snoop’s new album “Tha Blue Carpet Treatment.” I’m a fan of Neptunes productions but I haven’t been fond a lot of stuff that they’ve produced as of late, so “Anything” (on the new Jay-Z album) and “10 Lil’ Crips” are both refreshing tracks to hear. Love Snoop’s delivery.
Jay-Z feat. Sterling Simms – Dig A Hole (full) – download
One of my favorite songs from “Kingdom Come.” I really enjoy the intesity of this song, and of course the intensity comes from the one and only Swizz BeatZ. Sterling is an R&B artist out of Philly, who I’ve really liked for a while. Check him out on MySpace. I think this song has single potential, as do many from “Kingdom Come.”