"She Put It Down (Remix)" feat. Fabolous, Twista and Tank
The album features a bonus track, a reprise of "She Don't Put It Down," that makes Joe's commercial aspirations even clearer thanks to dope cameos from Fabolous and Twista. It's interesting that he would choose to go in this major-label direction on an independent album. But as Joe's frequent lyrical meditations make clear, he wants to do things his own way. Slaughterhouse fans won't necessarily be too pleased about it and the album's indie release may squander its crossover moments, but either way, Joe gave us a close, intelligent look at his rather fascinating inner thoughts — and further confirmed his monstrous mic skills in the process.
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