Never in a million years would I thought I’d be advocating for anything remotely associated to Halloween a week out from December, but got dammit Fabolous and Jadakiss’s Nightmare On Elm Street got makes it easy for Freddy and Jason to exist outside of October.
Released on Thanksgiving, the two clearly were not able to make the mark of getting the theme project out on the preferred holiday, but when you give the project a listen that becomes something you immediately forget.
With production from Swizz Beats and features the include the likes of Styles P, a Fabolous and Jadakiss collaboration album has no choice but to deliver exactly what you’re aspect: bars.
For fans of punchlines and multiple flows, this project will hit the sweet spot. The two go back and forth, playing well to their characters. Jadakiss even incorporates a cool “kill, kill, kill” ad lib to compliment his Jason persona.
Because the two are highly praised for their pen, as well due to the theme of the album, It’s only right to declare a victor.
Sorting through what I believe is the project’s hottest bars, we’ll see who comes out on top.
“Ground Up” / Fabolous
“Ayo, I built this from the ground up
That’s how I found patience
Came up from the mud and that’s how you foundation“
“F vs. Jason Intro” / Jadakiss
“I’m dead wrong; you wanna live, I can’t let you
You at full speed, I’m walking, I still catch you”
“F vs. Jason Intro”/ Jadakiss
“Power from the hockey mask, James St. Patrick
Three bodies in one night, that’s a hat trick”
“Stand Up” / Fabolous
“Them people ran up on me
Asking me do I know something
Looked them in they eyes and said, “If I knew something
I wouldn’t know nothing”
“Stand Up” / Jadakiss
“What I look like being thirsty when when water is free?”
“Theme Music”/ Fabolous
“They wanna front ’til you jump in the back
Shawty named Rosa, jump in the back
House party days, you’d get jumped in the back
Nowadays the jump offs just jump in the back”
“Theme Music” / Fabolous
“Show and prove over the talking
They told me as a young G
Even when you hungry never move like you starving”
“Soul Food” / Fabolous
“Yeah, but it’s all for my family The goal wasn’t live middle class and buy Camrys I want us all to eat, even if from my pantry”
“Soul Food” / Jadakiss
“Honor’s in your pocket, your heart, that’s where the will be”
“Principles” / Jadakiss
“It’s only a problem in the case where you can’t help them”
“Talk About It” / Fabolous
We need a one-on-one before it’s goes gun on gun
People skip the front page ’til they see they son on one
“Talk About It” / Fabolous
Can we talk how many died for the birth of a nation?
And how this national anthem ain’t worth my ovation?
“I Pray” / Fabolous
“Sometimes the ones clapping for you ain’t happy for you
Thought they was rooting for you, really shooting for you”
“I Pray”/ Jadakiss
“They killing to follow, I’m dying to lead”
“Nightmares Ain’t As Bad” / Fabolous
“I be having dreams of my niggas winning, every one of them.”
Out of the hottest bars on the project, Fabolous really out-barred Jadakiss.
Either way, the entertainment of hearing them stacked up against each other was something I hope they duplicate in the future.