Seriously, this isn’t even fair. Pharoahe Monch, Jean Grae, and Royce Da 5’9″ together on the same track? Yes, we all knew about it last August when the track list for W.A.R. leaked, but there’s always the chance that, you know…nah, I can’t even say it. “Assassins” would still be fantastic even with one of them phoning it in. The thing is, though, it sounds like the three of them are trying to one-up each other as the tracks moves from Jean to Pharoahe and finally to Royce. Not even the tags on this stream can ruin what is an all-out lyrical beat down. Anyone interested in a career in rap, study the flows you hear on “Assassins.” Please.
Stream the track below. W.A.R. is due out in March 22.