Rate the Bars Episode #6 features Your Old Droog from DJ Preservation’s “Correspondence” song, and Jay-Z from his 1999 song, “There’s Been A Murder”.
Your Old Droog “Correspondence w/ DJ Preservation” – 0:04 | RATE THE BARS!
“Don’t think I’m hating/
My legacy never fading/
Got more classics than Puerto Rican women got sons named Aiden/
★★ – ★★1/2: Unexceptional
Jay-Z “There’s Been A Murder” – 1:30 | RATE THE BARS!
“My infatuation with autos led to autos gettin’ sprayed/
Houses gettin’ broken in, quarters gettin’ trayed/
Bricks gettin’ chopped, mom’s pots gettin’ used/
One thrown in that water, try to soda it to two* (bring it back)/”
*Thank you for the lyric correction @Jiggs285 on Twitter!
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