Phonte: "The Life of Kings" [feat. Evidence & Big K.R.I.T.]
With more and more ambulance chasing rappers gravitating toward trendy ass dubstep beats, thankfully there is an alternate movement to recapture that old vintage soul-sampling aesthetic that rap cut its teeth on in the first place. Hell, even the sissy ass ballads these pop rappers are peddling on the public rarely sample anything that could conceivably put their treacly, cry baby lyrics over the top. 9th Wonder ain't having that shit. Tell me he didn't produce the hell out of "The Life of Kings". How is that virtual unknowns like Phonte can afford to hire a guy like 9th Wonder and clear the samples at the same time, but multi-millionaires like Rick Ross and Wiz Khalifa are still coming out with that Casio rap?