The latest track to leak from Stalley’s forthcoming Lincoln Way Nights project actually covers two distinct topics within its walls of synthesizers, vocal samples, and drums. For most of “Monkey Ish,” Stalley is focused on calling out his contemporaries for being a bunch of “followers lost in clouds of smoke” and being the reason “why white folks call (them) jokes.” It’s a hard-nosed look at a reality the MC sees as being all to widespread these days. And, thanks to the fitting vocal sample, the track also serves as a tribute to the late Pimp C. His line from Three 6 Mafia’s “Sippin’ On Some Syrup” serves as the hook and backbone to “Monkey Ish.”
You can listen to “Monkey Ish” over at the XXL website. Lincoln Way Nights drops Jan. 11, 2011.