I Ain't Even Fuck Rihanna
We were all taught as children never to judge a book by its cover, but when a rapper named Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire drops a single with a title as grabby as “I Ain’t Even Fuck Rihanna (bka One For Lime-A-Rita Papi),” it’s hard not to indulge in that which makes an ass of U-M-E. We expect a walleyed banger in the proud tradition of Le1f’s excellent “Wut,” spewing loopy quotables with every bar. Instead, eX breaks off a thick brick of old-school East Coast gold. We hear bodegas, brownstones and baggies in the dusty piano sample. By the time he grabs the listener by the collar, stares him straight in the eyes and insists that “I know pain, nigga / I know tears, nigga,” eX has proved himself to be much more than the sum of his weird-ass monikers. All that, not to mention the billion bonus points he earns by name-checking El Topo. Stream it below.