I’ve never met Mack Maine, but I’d imagine he’s a cool dude. As one of the longest standing members of Cash Money/Young Money, he’s also one of the biggest reasons for their continued success over the years. Before becoming an executive, his original job title was that of an artist. Last year, he dropped This Is Just A Mixtape with Don Cannon which got some good burn from me during the winter and spring of ’09. If I remember correctly, it came out a few weeks before So Far Gone.
Anyway, one of my favorite tracks from the tape was the Mistah FAB featured “Man Cry.” As trivial as it may sound, Cannon’s Young Dro drop was one of my favorites in recent memory. I know it sounds stupid, but that’s one of the things I remember about the song. More importantly though, the most piercing element of track was the sample.