Review of Tadow by P.A.P.I ft 2 Chainz, Pusha T, & French Montana
The name P.A.P.I. may be a new one to most of you, but he is one of the biggest names in Hip Hop. Don’t worry you aint missed out on anything, P.A.P.I. is the new name for the one and only Noreaga. Tadow is the new track from the man himself, which also features 2 Chainz, Pusha T and French Montana.
The start of the video opens as if we are going to be treated to a feature film. But reast assured millions of dollars haven’t been wasted on this video. That isn’t a criticism as the track doesn’t need it The track opens with some off key, haunting music, something that wouldn’t feel out of place in a horror film. The beats are heavy in this one as well. Both continue throughout the track as well to great effect.
The lyrics are delivered in a really strong way, however, they are a little ostentatious in the sense of showing all the good stuff they have, particularly their money. Hence the title ‘Tadow’, if you aren’t familiar with the term, it basically means something is real good. How the word sick is used in UK urban slang.
Sometimes when you get a collection of big rappers collaborating it doesn’t work. The outcome is normally a forced rap battle type of sound, which loses any credibility as the rhymes don’t work and the rappers perform individually and jar against each other and the sound.
‘Tadow’ is different. All the performers add to the overall sound. They somehow complement each other. For me, this is a bit of a party track. No real message to take away and its not trying to preach, its just all about the good and what they have.
This is a really good track though and shows Noreaga or P.A.P.I. as he wants to be known is still top of his game. The video ends on a credit and dedication to Chris Lighty, who was found dead last year with a gunshot wound to his head. The coroners report suggests it was self inflicted which his brother David is challenging.