Saturday, September 23, 2006
David Banner is like the male Missy Elliot. He may not know how to make good albums, but the man has got it locked down when it comes to making songs. And this is most definitely one of those songs. I think it came out earlier this summer, but I hadn't heard it until just a few days ago. I happened upon it when I was d/l'ing some of Yola Da Great's stuff (which I've actually been meaning to post, so more on him later).
The beat kind of surprised me at first. It's produced by Banner, but not what you'd expect. I usually find that when he goes in that Mississippi-is-one-scary-nightmare direction, it's much more overt in its aggression. Instead, Get Money Nigga has got this caloused fatigue in its violence. It's hollow clangs and empty claps sound like an exhaustion that only hustling on the streets could bring about. Like when you're playing Banner's character in Def Jam: Fight For NY and you're beat the shit out of guys with a lead pipe in some back alley, only your health is really low and your thumbs feel tired from playing for hours.