Dave East and Harry Fraud blessed the nation with HOFFA, which is truly a masterpiece. East doesn't get enough respect on the commercial level, but he has to be one of the best young rappers in the game today. HOFFA contains a range of dope features, but Jim Jones stands out on "Money or Power."
The smooth instrumental sounds like something that would play when a pimp walks onto the screen in a '70s flick. East drops slick bars first, coming hard with his subdued vibe. There isn't a chorus, just some snippets pertaining to Jimmy Hoffa. Then, Jones picks up the second verse was some veteran-style New York bars that shake up the single. "Money or Power" is a standout track on HOFFA, which is hard to do amongst so many bangers.
If Harlem had a king that'd be a no-brainer (Jones said that)
Pour the water from the base through an old strainer (Strainer)
Start talking 'bout that base, I mean that cocaina (Aye)
If I'm drawin' at your face, but I ain't a painter (Shoot that shit up)
Just like Picasso, nigga, I could make the picture vivid (You see that?)