Has "Get The Strap" become one of 2018's definitive sayings? It would appear a likely conclusion, as 50 Cent's latest mantra has been popping up with increasing frequency. The movement seems destined to expand with the release of Fif's latest single of the same name, which finds himself and a cavalcade of aggressive rappers taking to some G-Unit era flames. Now, lyricist Joell Ortiz has picked up the mic to try his hand at the process. Remember, this man stood tall alongside fellow ex-Slaughterhouse colleagues, the hip-hop equivalent to the honour roll.
Keeping things steady with a formidable presence, Ortiz takes to the haunting organ loops with reflections on hood life. Thematically, he does little to change the song's original message, emphasizing his vast collection of straps ripe for the getting. "Survival of the fittest, hitters dying every minute," raps Ortiz, "I'm not talking logos when I put iron on your fitted."
Peep this heat immediately.
These shits attached to my hip, I'm siamese with the gat
Baby bottle nozzles fire these you take naps
You don't see me in the clubs cause I don't do well with crowds
So if you see me round Fif just know that the fifths around