Throwback Hip Hop Track Of The Month – July 2019
Jadakiss, Eminem, Styles P, Sheek Welcomed The Masses To D-Block
Back in 2004, Jadakiss introduced Slim Shady to the D Block movement.
While the album itself remains divisive among his die-hard fanbase, “Welcome To D Block” remains a monumental addition to his catalog. For one, it marks Jada and Eminem‘s first official collaboration, the likely product of Slim shouting him out on “Till I Collapse.” Of course, D Block was present on Green Lantern’s Invasion tapes, a tenuous yet sturdy link. Here, however, Jada and Slim approach the somber beat as equals, with Slim in particular at the height of his post-50 “gangsta” phase. Throw in the added power of Styles and Sheek to round this one out, and “Welcome To D Block” makes for a legendary collaboration of two unlikely partnerships.
Place where ain’t nobody that proud, it’s a fucking black cloud
That got people under the impression they can act wild
Working around though, cause if you can pull a trigger on the pound yo
Five minutes flat, the whole town know
Lotta assuming a n***a’s salary
More lies than truth, definitely more rumors than reality
Only way you beating a body is a technicality
Other than that catch ’em in Clinton on the gallery