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September 26, 2005

It's been a veritable VA bonanza in the office these days, what with the Clipse's We Got It 4 Cheap, Vol 2 dropping last week. It's another dependably hot collection of freestyles over big singles and mixtape favorites (Mobb Deep's "Cobra", Juelz's "Mic Check", even Pharell going nuts on Outkast's "Elevators") alongside original bangers like "Zen" that may or may not appear on next Neveruary's release of Hell Hath No Fury. Suffice it to say: flavor. But just when it couldn't get any better, we spotted a white-label single with two more new tracks (neither of which made the mixtape) on sale this weekend at Japan's Cisco Records.

On "New World", Pusha gives shouts to Floetry while Pharell talks "twinkie treys" (and...Christopher Columbus) but "At Your Door" is the real gem. While gangster synths scurry centipide-style over the snares from "Cot Damn" (yes!), Push boasts about being "in and out of homes like the Orkin man/ never listened to my parents like an orphan, man..." then threatens to turn you "Cookie Monster blue." This record is hard! We need more of it in our lives. Jive? Skateboard P? MAKE IT HAPPEN.

Posted: September 26, 2005