It took me a while to form an opinion on this track. Whenever you see monster collaborations like this, it is only natural to set the bar incredibly high. My initial reaction was that this didn’t quite meet my expectations. After a few listens, though, it has grown on me considerably.
We can’t be too hard on the Doctor’s opening verse considering he has only released a handful of bars in the last decade. On this, he borrows the Boss’s flow and delivers a decent verse. There isn’t much to say about Ross’s contribution, as it was exactly what you would expect. Hov, on the other hand, delivers something special as he anchors the track. While also utilizing the MMG frontman’s fat-rapper style, his lyricism shines all the way through until he goes acapella declaring, “I love this sh*t like my own daughter/spray these [ninjas] baby just like daddy taught ya.” The legendary producer Jake One provides the ideal instrumental and deserves a lot of credit for setting the tone for three hip-hop giants. Rick Ross’s God Forgives, I Don’t hits stores July 31st and will surely be worth a listen.
3 Kings (Ft. Dr. Dre & Jay Z)