Clipse / Re-up Gang have always released the best mixtapes, and more recently the mixtapes have utterly eclipsed the albums. Clipse “Numb It Down” is a fine example of that.
There is no, and there never shall be a better mixtape than “Road To Till The Casket Drops”. The crowning achievement of which is “Numb It Down”, a re-edit of Lupe’s forgettable “Dumb It Down”.
Five years ago, Youtube user Ferrik44 took the words out of my mouth and distilled them into a five word sentence fragment with crystal clarity. I can’t add anything. This is 911 murda shit.
Feel this, I’m fearless, now hear this
Tackled it after Lupe killed it,
Push Ton the last son of Mildred,
Stumbled upon the rock like a pilgrim.
Made money, money made power
Unstepped on as it came off the Mayflower.
I come from graffiti’d halls,
Now the X marks the spot on my graffiti walls,
Statuettes X’d eyes on those graffiti dolls,
Ghetto Bitches ask why – I say it’s just because.
The double entendres remind you of Andre 3K,
Make you spin it back like a DJ,
This track feeling like it’s D-day,
Fucking with P it might be D-day,
My heroin lines like checking out at BJ’s.