Produced by Queensbridge icon Marley Marl, “Slap” feels like an old school freestyle session as each rapper demands respect for their accomplishments. After shouting out the late Biz Markie and PnB Rock, Busta pops off with a fiery verse announcing his return.
Conway the Machine picks up the mic with a verse boasting about his impact with lines like, “Hall of Fame and we’re just analyzin’ my old stats/ Glidin’ on those tracks, my catalog in its entirety all slap,” before Big Daddy Kane shuts down the track. Decades after helping to define the sound of hip-hop, the New York MC shares some wisdom for up-and-comers while proving he still has something left in the tank.
“I go on and on and on and don’t approach me, I back the ratchet, that’s a warnin’/ Y’all gon’ appreciate this slap today, tie him, Allah, King Asia had it, galore, AKA Buss’ Rhymes, Big Daddy Kane, and the motherf**ker/ Yo, we in the motherf**ker this evenin’, rest in peace Biz Mark’, rest in peace to all of our fallen soldiers/ Rest in peace to PnB Rock, look, look, somebody pouch my cran”