Date: September 24
Grade: B+

"Says a lot about you if you hating me." The Lox succeeds here in that they are not here to compete with the Drakes and Kendricks—they're just reminding you of their reign. Replacing the "so-and-so made millions" lines with "so-and-so sold coke" lines (see what I did there?) was a little bit of a snore, but Kiss on the second verse all but makes up for the fact that there's nothing unexpected about it. His raspy (How many times has that word been used to describe Jadakiss?) voice just sounds incredible in contrast with the airy fluff of a beat that "Pound Cake" is. Overall, the trio's take was refreshing. — Alexander Gleckman