“Spit one verse without your rims or your jewels/All of a sudden, I ain’t that amused.”
Stones Throw veteran MED isn’t too impressed with your posturing on his new single “Get That.” “Most rappers ain’t living it, but feel a need to talk about it to fit in,” the Oxnard, Calif. rapper tells Hive. “Every song ain’t gotta be about the ego.”
Produced by Madlib, who handles the bulk of production on MED’s upcoming album Classic, “Get That” rides over a warbled, hallucinogenic Middle Eastern-inspired beat. “The 808′s hit hard and give the LP a pick-up,” MED says. “I can hear this song being played in trucks, clubs, barbecues, etc. It’s just a fun track [that] a lot of crew members demanded to stay on my Classic LP.” You can’t go against the crew.
MED gets some help on “Get That” from fellow Cali rapper Pok, who came up with the song’s anti-egotism concept. It’s a solid introduction to those unfamiliar with MED’s long, but sporadic, career; one that’s been driven more by candor than posing.
Classic features appearances by Talib Kweli, Aloe Blacc, Oh No, Planet Asia, Kurupt and Odd Future’s Hodgy Beats and is out November 1 via Stones Throw.MED - Get That feat. POK