Waka Flocka - Anything But Broke (feat. French Montana & Frenchie, prod. by Southside)
This tape is pretty great my first few times through. The beginning is loud “vintage-y” Waka. This song is vintage Waka in so far as he reliably includes a not-aggressive sounding song or two in his tapes. The trick with the best of these songs for me is that they too are pretty aggressive in content. (This format is immediately echoed on DuFlocka Rant 2’s last track, “Real Recognize Real”.)
Accordingly, this track is essentially Waka calling out “f*ck”-boys for their comparatively weak financial status. Southside’s slinking beat is a sneaky good accompaniment for the taunting nature of the content. And, this feels like the right context for a French Montana guest verse.
Nas - Zone Out ft. Jungle & Wiz (Prod. by Salaam Remi)
When God’s Son was released, I remember folks disliking this track. While the Bravehearts’ verses are garbage, the Salaam Remi beat is bizarre / great. This thing could’ve sounded at home on Hell Hath No Fury.