Triple C’s - Walking On Water (Maybach Music, 2010)
WE GON RISE ON THE SEVENTH DAY AND BALLLLLL!
This is probably the best song of 2010 that I didn’t hear until 2011. Despite knowing of its existence, reasons that escape me I hadn’t heard this song until Gunplay’s new Inglorious Bastard tape dropped the other day. Saying that, it maybe the best Lex/Rawse collaboration of that year, and it might even contain Ricky’s best verse. Maybe not in written terms, but when the Bawse drops the line Holy Ghost; that’s my Ferrari nigga/once you step on my toes YOU CAN’T SAY SORRY NIGGA I get a case of the chills. That’s one Makavelian (yes, that’s the proper spelling in this case) use of anger here; Ricky’s voice rings like the Lord’s Hisself.
Of course, after that, the other members of Triple C’s chime in, doing well enough, although never outshining Ricky, until Gunplay decides to show up and attack the police on the final verse, calling them a bunch of Porky Pig’s, and then asking to feed the apes. Although not as potent as his CEO’s verse, Gunplay’s short burst of energy and flare put this track over the top as one of the best uses of a Lex Luger beat done to day.
The fact that Ricky found some connection between the biblical and cooked-coke-crack that hasn’t been touched on before is surprising; the fact that he spends the majority of his song finding similarties to Jesus H. Christ is just wonderful.
also, the cover for this single. A beautiful thing.