Ja Rule : Between Me And You
Almost a replica of Jay-Z's Mariah Carey-guesting 'Things That U Do', this one could get thug rap in the charts...
Not quite as mellifluous as 'Things That U Do', in part because of Rule's deep, hoarse vocals, it's still the closest a thug rapper like he will get to our national charts. And it's one of the few tunes from his sophomore album 'Rule 3:36' that is not about 'niggaz' or 'murda'.
Hardcore hip-hop headz might not feel it as it doesn't have the thugged out sensibilities or vigour of previous hits like 'Holla Holla', but it's a little less predictable than the majority of his work. And for his part, it shows that he's not a one-dimensional rapper. Good tune.
Derek A Bardowell
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