The old adage “Married to the Game” comes to mind almost immediately when I hear Chris O’Bannon speak his piece unapologetically on “Choosy.” His chorus reads like a not-so angry rebuke. He insists he has no control over your lovers wandering eyes. 03 Greedo feels the same way, except in his case, he secretly bows to the sacred institution of marriage.
Nef The Pharaoh, the man credited with putting this collaboration together, is sort of an enigma, especially after watching his star rise and fall in recent years. In his case, the immediate success of “Big Tymin'” caught everybody including himself by surprise, but regroupment efforts shouldn’t be impossible to pull off, based on talent alone.
The timing of Porter 2 Grape seems to be carefully plotted, like a shift change between toll booth operators. Although several years his junior, it’s as if Nef The Pharaoh is being thrust into the job of a caretaker even though many legends remain. The fiercely independent Bay Area rap scene has suddenly become a young person’s game.
It’s all by choice, not forced
Wanna roll with me, my boys
Told her strap up, and ride horse
Hush hush shush, don’t make noise, ayy
I let her hit the doobie, ’cause she didn’t put in on these cookies
Sorry if I sound moody, but I just want head and some pussy
Married to the game, I am tooken
F&N make a pussy n**** start bookin’