Funk Flex pulled a fast one on listeners again, when he spent a solid hour or so on his Hot 97 radio show teasing the new single from Jadakiss‘ upcoming album Top 5 Dead Or Alive, the Future-guested “You Can See,” before ultimately playing the song. The song itself isn’t bad, the presentation a bit – okay, a lot – underwhelming. However Jada attempts to make up for that with the sudden release of the project’s third single, “Ain’t Nothin’ New” with Ne-Yo and Nipsey Hussle.
After its mixtape precursor and its first single “Jason,” fans had heavy expectations for T5DOA and “Ain’t Nothin’ New” is the proper follow-up to them both. With Ne-Yo providing a soulful hook, both Jadakiss and Nipsey Hussle wax poetics over the head-nodding backdrop. It appears that Jadakiss is taking the vintage-inspired route with Top 5, (mostly) eschewing today’s current trends for “that old thing” Biggie Smalls so eloquently pined about. Now this is the song that should have had the attention “You Can See” received.