THE HURT BUSINESS
Westside Gunn, Wale & Smoke DZA
OVERALL RATING (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
Westside Gunn, Wale & Smoke DZA sound like cold-hearted mic killers on “The Hurt Business.”
In a week or so, Griselda will release a movie called Conflicted. While I do not expect it to get an Oscar nomination, I do expect it to resonate with folks that love hood movies. Today, a single off the movie’s soundtrack called “The Hurt Business” has hit streaming services.
“The Hurt Business” is mean. For starters, I absolutely love the song’s beat (It sounds like a beat that would fit nicely on Ice Cube’s classic The Predator album). From there, I f**k with Westside Gunn, Smoke DZA, and Wale’s grungy, witty, and explosive verses. Below are a few lines from the latter that will tickle your fancy:
Alhamdulillah, most valuable like Hassan Assad
Got enhancements to them hammers, they’ll do their job
On my side, Cullinan with the windows down
Play whatever hand I get, but never ever show my card
Lay down, niggas ain’t thug, don’t think we can’t tell
It ring out, coughin’ up blood, look like your gang red
Folarin poppin’, fiends coppin’, ask my young one
A lot of shoppers don’t look like rockers because they young bucks
Damn, I haven’t heard bars this hard since 2020. Listen to “The Hurt Business” below!
Quincy is the creator of Ratings Game Music. He loves writing about music, taking long walks on beaches, and spaghetti that fights him back.