It's R-Mean's birthday, and he reverses the custom by gifting us with a new Mean Monday joint called "Pictures." The moody, reflective track finds Mean teamed up with Joe Budden, the rapper turned "Everyday Struggle" host, and the pair exchange personal verses. Pharomazan handles production duties, keeping the vibe dark yet energetic with some up-tempo drums.
It's unclear whether this track is unreleased or new, as Joe Budden has made his retirement abundantly clear. Still, it's nice to see these two lyricists in the zone, as both are more than capable of pairing vivid imagery with clever bars.
Authentic, why you holdin' a grudge?
I caught flak all my life, I'm a golden glove
My reality don't change from opinions
Nor is my opinion ever altered by minions