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“ARE YOU WITH THAT?” is catchy, playful, gangsta, and infectious as hell (What a combination, right?). The song features a sunny instrumental that will make you want to lick on some ice cream, a melody that will get stuck in your head easily, and lyrics that will remind you how trill Vince Staples has always been. While I’m not exactly sure if diehard Vince Staples fans will like this song, I know for sure that casual Vince Staples fans and/or Tyga fans definitely will.
“I Believed It” was made in 1969. How? Ty Dolla $ign and Dvsn stole Marty McFly’s Delorean and traveled back to that glorious year at some point in the last couple of months. The song features both new and old-school melodies, an old-school instrumental, and vocal performances that will make your grandfather ask you “What you know about this right here right here!?” The song’s icing on the cake is the sly Mac Miller verse that closes things out.
“Back Outside” is powered by a flipped version of Frankie Beverly and Maze’s classic “Before I Let Go” beat. Over it, Fat Joe and Remy Ma hype us up with raps about hitting the club. If you thought that the two Terror Squad legends would have issues spitting bars over the song’s funky beat, don’t worry, their exuberant/cocky styles definitely work.
If I’m Cordae or Freddie Gibbs, I am truly honored that I was asked to be on this song. If you ask me, Nas should’ve only let Jehovah or Jayhovah hop on this joint. Whatever the case may be, the two guests do a great job of hitting us with big-boy raps that are delivered impeccably. As for Nas, he sounds as crisp as he’s ever sounded, hitting us with a consistent flow and wisdom-filled bars that you should probably write down on a notepad. All in all, I think that “Life Is Like A Dice Game” is a fantastic listen.
I am someone that has overplayed Common and PJ’s “What Do You Say” track. What I love about the song is that it oozes feel-good vibes. “Imagine” is just as great as “What Do You Say.” The only difference between the two songs is that “Imagine” features lyrics that focus on hypotheticals. As I stated earlier, the song reminds me of Jadakiss’ classic “Why” track.
Quincy is the creator of Ratings Game Music. He loves writing about music, taking long walks on beaches, and spaghetti that fights him back.