By Maurice Bobb
An unofficial version leaked earlier in the day, but the Pittsburgh MC has finally released the official track.
But since others have co-opted the term “remix” for the track, Wiz has elected to title his remastering of the hotter than heat rocks hit single, “We Dem Boyz Part II.”
“Real collectors get their art from the dealer,” Wiz tweeted, eschewing the unfinished versions that have leaked.
— We Dem Boyz (@wizkhalifa) July 4, 2014
Unlike the original, though, this sonic second helping has a more relaxed vibe, with hip-hop heavyweights Rick Ross, Schoolboy Q and Nas serving up verses that are better than ribs and potato salad at a holiday BBQ.
First up is the Pittsburgh representer, who lays down the foundation with a stoner-laden rallying cry, “Hold up, hold up, we dem boyz/ Hold up, hold up, we makin’ noise.”
Next up to bat is Rozay, who passes the lyrical baton to Q, who takes the beat for a ride around the block before letting Esco weave quotable metaphors like a Savile Row seamstress.
“Understand I shine before y’all time, I been outside when T. La Rock invented rhymes/when dinnertime and BBS’s on tinted Saabs, was gettin’ robbed,” raps the Illmatic MC.
Running anchor leg, of course, is the Taylor Gang wizard of under-the-influence rhymes.
“Fresh up out a cell to the seats of private planes, roll at least an ounce a day, smoking weed is my escape,” he raps.
Blacc Hollywood is set for release on August 19.