Chali 2na ft. Talib Kweli - Lock Sh*t Down

Posted 7 years ago
Tags: Chali 2na
Featuring:
Producer:
Jake One
Album:
Fish Outta Water

In the wake of acclaimed alt-hip-hop group Jurassic 5’s ‘07 split, it’s understandable that Chali 2na is feeling a bit like a Fish Outta Water.  Nonetheless, it seems that the husky-voiced emcee’s solo career is going swimmingly, and on the lead single off his forthcoming LP, he lets listeners everywhere know that he can still Lock Sh*t Down.  2na and guest artist Talib Kweli kick off the cut by requesting listeners, “sit back and just watch us bubble,” and, true to form, both emcees “come with more heat than the sun do.”  Over Jake One‘s leisurely mix of staccato synths and swung percussion (accented by occasional power-drill sound effects), the twosome spit braggadocio-heavy verses brimming with polysyllabic rhymes, and the contrast between Chali’s stentorian delivery and Talib’s chilled-out but still aggressive flow is just the seasoning this record needs in order to hook listeners.  A lead single that tastes good and has good taste, Lock Sh*t Down should convince many to take the dive and pick up a copy of Fish Outta Water when it drops on June 23rd.

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