After spending a few days with The Solution, we keep coming back to "Bout That," song two after Beans and Kellz start it off, and the front end of the weird trio completed by "You Ain't Ready for Me" with Styles P and "Go Low" with Rock City. Cool & Dre produced "Bout That" and the weirdness of it is that it doesn't sound like sci-fi opera. The 808's they use echo "Bombs Over Baghdad" and the canned vocal sample that repeats throughout lends an urgency that they usually get from swirling, woozy organ walls. The closest we can remember them getting to this was Sean P's "Nada Mean" from this year, but even that doesn't carry as much weight. For his part, Beans sounds like he loves it, talking crazy shit about his whips when last we heard he's pushing an Altima. That's what this beat will do to a man.
November 30, 2007