DJ Khaled packed the entire hip-hop industry onto his latest project Father of Asahd, or at least that’s what it feels like. When you’re looking for an inspirational track to help round out the radio and club bangers on your album, enlisting Nas and CeeLo Green to help is a safe bet. Both men have been laying down knowledge since the beginning of their careers, while many other rappers in the game today matured into their more “woke” personality as the years progressed.
Nas and CeeLo Green join DJ Khaled on “Won’t Take My Soul,” a gospel-inspired record about defeating your demons. The track stands out on the album because of its epic instrumental that sounds as if it was crafted in a cathedral overseas. Nas lays down his more cool and calm flows to help illustrate his message while CeeLo takes control of an extended chorus.
Love is a myth, unless it’s your mother, father and kids
You beg to dif’
Forgive ’em for their ignorance
They not rememberin’
I gotta give them their discipline
Remember when I used to suffer
Struggle through daily pain?
I got it good now
I’m talkin’ a mental plane