Jay-Z, Dr. Dre Join Rick Ross on ‘3 Kings’: Listen
BY DAVID GREENWALD
Three rulers of rap have come together at last.
Not to be confused with the George Clooney movie, “3 Kings” is the latest single from Rick Ross**’ upcoming “God Forgives, I Don’t,” due July 31. The track features verses from both Jay-Z** and Dr. Dre** — the first time the iconic MCs have rhymed on the same commercial release.
The song opens with Dre, who raps, “You should listen to this beat through my headphones,” a reference to his ubiquitous high-end cans. He’s not the only rapper with something to brag about: “We should listen to this track in my Maybach,” Ross adds, nodding toward his label of the same name as well as his car collection. Jay-Z turns to the birth of his daughter, Blue Ivy, to chronicle his riches: “Ni**as couldn’t f*** with my daughter’s room/ni**as couldn’t walk in my daughter’s socks,” he raps.
Hear the track below. What do you think of the hip-hop trio’s collaboration?
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