Hottest Songs – July 2019 – Pt.14
Nas Jazzes Up “Jarreau of Rap (Skatt Attack)” With Al Jarreau & Keyon Harrold
The combination of jazz and hip hop makes for an exceptional track.
Iconic vocalist Al Jarreau passed away in 2017 at 77-years-old, but his impact on the global culture of music lives on. He was known as a prolific scat singer, and Nas uses the art’s quickened style on his latest single. He even blends in Jarreau’s vocals on the track along with the internationally recognized jazz artist Keyon Harrold.
By calling himself the “Jarreau of Rap,” Nas is stating that not only is he one of the greatest, but there are also no others who can come close to his talents. His lyrical wordplay is enjoyable on this single, so give it a few listens and let us know if you’re looking forward to The Lost Tapes 2.
Everybody’s not gon’ get you but keep going
I be cruising 40,000 feet like I’m a boat
Doubting me they said I would have no longevity
Instead I’m steadily rapping these fundamentals
I assemble synthesis
Cuss so much that I’ve unadventurous
I’ve been uninterested
Living life is what matters
Chill I’m the humble bragger