February 1, 2013

I assume it was just imperial oversight, because the combination of Mannie Fresh, Mystikal, and a hook that interpolates both “Mind Playing Tricks on Me” AND “Behind Blue Eyes,” is precisely what should make the Internet go nuts. There are a legion of reasons why the last sentence shouldn’t work, but there are two why it obviously does. A very crucial pairing of the great Cash Money producer with the greatest No Limit rapper. Master P’s trying to swag dracula Fat Trel and Alley Boy, but Mystikal needs none of that youthful blood. He’s working with TQ, the Compton crooner who last was heard warbling alongside Birdman sometime before his money got Young.

“Bad Man” is what you’d expect. Four-plus minutes of a guy from Compton pairing up with a convicted felon for a song about how they are bad men. They may be bad, but they are honest about who they are.  TQ is smooth and Mystikal is rough and doing the “hippiddy, gibiddy flibblidy” raps that Bill Cosby pictures when he thinks about Rap Music. But I suspect that the Cos would covertly love Mystikal because he is James Brown reincarnated. Or maybe he’s really just the Godfather of Soul’s illegitimate child. He was a bad man too.

Jolt below the jump.

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