Album: Black Face LP

Getting an E-40 feature is a Faustian deal: you get the warped version of English, the inimitable flow, the decades of experience; and in exchange, you usually get washed. To Schoolboy Q’s credit, he acquits himself nicely, though 40 Water’s inversion of the Big Sean hashtag flow is a virtuoso​'s feat. Once again, Metro teams up with Southside, and they craft one of the year’s best beats out of what sounds like a radio closing in on the perfect frequency.