Jake One ~ “The Truth”(ft. Freeway & Brother Ali) (2008) (L)

“Big music industry and seldom gettin mention

But the few that do zoom in respect me as a legend”

– Brother Ali

Don’t sleep on RSE’s catalog. This track still plays strong and relevant even after it dropped more than a decade ago. Jake One’s beats are always on point. Freeway’s verse is strong, but Brother Ali’s verse is just ridiculous, raw and honest:

“Ah, Jake roll that beat out like a red carpet

I put that blood red target to your head, spark it

Directly out the ghetto marchin like I’m Rev. Sharpton

Bet I’m starvin like it’s free breathe, his heads startin, look like I’m share croppin

Cooped up squattin in a studio apartment

Food stamps up in the pocket, mixin tuna with the ramen

Boosted a few bottles of baby food out the market

You ain’t grew in this environment, so who are you to comment?”

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