Another track from DJ Drama‘s forthcoming album Quality Street Music just leaked, and this one boasts a rather unique line-up. “Same Ol’ Story”sees comedian-cum-rapper Childish Gambino join Black Hippy’s in-house gangster ScHoolboy Q and the wasted-at-Young-Money Cory Gunz for a rather downbeat number.
Listen: DJ Drama – “Same Ol’ Story” f/ Kid Ink, ScHoolboy Q, Cory Gunz, Childish Gambino
A jaded Kid Ink sings the melancholy hook, lamenting experiencing “the same ol’ bitches, same ol’ haters” etc. but I’m not really convinced by any of it. There’s no sign of the usual punchlines and energy we’d expect from these artists; perhaps this has something to do with the strange instrumental backdrop, a mixture of sharp strings and sad horns. Gambino can usually do cocky/jaded fairly well and ScHoolboy can sound menacing over dark, string-dominated affairs, but here neither have much to work with. Maybe they actually are jaded.
Maybe, and here’s another strong possibility, you disagree. If so, leave a comment below. Regardless of what you think, be sure to have a listen to DJ Drama’s project, which drops this Tuesday and is already available for streaming at SPIN. You’re bound to find something you like on it. Personally, I’m still enjoying hearing Fred the Godson trying to sound Drakey on “Monique’s Room”. That’s what I call unpredictable.