Fat Joe has been known to drop a clean freestyle or two in his career. Even some of his best songs – “Twinz ’98,” notably – were essentially glossed up freestyles. So, his contributions to DJ Absolut‘s Mixtape Mondays sounds more like an interlude to an LP than an actual freestyle.
Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Over some hard-hitting drums enveloping a sped up sample produced by Frado, Joey Crack reps for his Bronx roots and even line-checks his verse from his old Terror Squad “Yeah Yeah Yeah” (if you know the line, you’ll catch it instantly). In all honestly, I could use another Fat Joe/DJ Premier song; their last collaboration, “I’m Gone,” was an insane amount of flames.