It’s called great music.
With a guest roster of Akon, T.I., Rick Ross, Fat Joe, Birdman and Lil Wayne, “We Takin Over” wasted little time in establishing a dominant tone. Fueled by the classic cries of peak Akon, Tip Harris set it off with a slick-talking, drawl-heavy flow; remember that this one arrived firmly in the midst of his era, and as such, the Troubleman was in peak form. Another standout is a ghoulish Lil Wayne, then in the middle of an unprecedented mixtape run. Though he’d go on to obliterate the instrumental on a solo remix of sorts, his “I’m insane” scheme was the perfect marriage of playful mischief and rabid hunger. Give this man beats.
Ah, I am the beast
Feed me rappers or feed me beats
I’m untamed, I need a leash
I’m insane, I need a shrink
I love brain, I need a leech
Why complain on Easy Street?
I don’t even talk, I let the Visa speak