Damn I’m Cold
Bun B f/ Lil Wayne – “Damn I’m Cold“
from II Trill (Rap-A-Lot, 2008)
The internet moves so fast that I imagine everyone has this already (I was sleeping, literally), but I will post it anyway. Two rap legends actually trading verses, not just spitting their respective hot 16s and getting back on their private jet. I am talking finishing each others verses and what not. It should be something of an event record, and it is very nice, but the impact seems a little numbed by all the micro leaks. Since March snippets of this track have been floating around the web and mixtapes and it almost seemed a little played out before we heard the entire track. The internet has destroyed attention spans.
I interviewed Bun for King a few months ago and he would only talk about this song in the vaguest of terms, just acknowledging that it was a record with *a* famous rapper on it and that they were trading verses. Wayne was the best educated guess (who else even raps and is famous anymore?), but still. I almost wish he had kept up that mystique, maybe not even listed Wayne on the cover or press releases. Just put that track on the album and let word travel. Remember the days of the uncredited guest appearance? Being surprised by music? No?
II Trill drops May 20th.