SICK SUNDAYS: Lloyd Banks Drops Halloween Havok, Ghostface, Nas, Black Milk & More

It's the day after Saturday and we had an extra hour to party and bulls**t and here we go again for another Sick Sunday. I had a Shakir Stewart shout out in last week's column but unfortunately, it must be replaced with an R.I.P. and a well wish for his children. Mr. Stewart apparently committed suicide this weekend and details are still forthcoming. From all accounts he was a good dude and no one knows what eats at a man. Friendly reminder if you need help or you're depressed, seek professional counseling. Get yourself some help. It doesn't make you less of a man (or woman) and you can hopefully get yourself in a better situation.Now on to the music

Black Milk (Ft. Pharoahe Monch, Sean Price, & DJ Premier)-The Matrix Black Milk dropped his joint this week and it's got some fire. On this joint Monch and Sean P hop on the track to body it. Preemo on the cutting and the scratching pretty much put the cherry on top of this. I give it certified thumbs up. Sean Price always seems to step it up when he's guest starring on some Method Man s**t. Ghostface-Computer LoveStaten Island's finest is back again this time representing over "Computer Love." Ghost does his slow flow thing. I admit I never liked the original song so I'm not going ape s**t over this one, but you can never lose with some good ole fashioned GFK. Not great but I wouldn't turn it off in disgust. Evidence feat. Phonte, Blu, And For Whom The Bell TollsSlow flow from the undergrounders. The church bells and the strings give a little majesty to it, but I think this song could use some more BPMs. The chorus is also a little annoying but these guys deliver lyrically. I songs like this is what kinda hold cats like this from getting their message out to the masses. It's cool in a dose but you can't stomach too much of it. The slow speed makes the song feel too long. Freeway Feat. Young Chris- Everything's Gonna Be AlrightThe Roc (hell with what Jay says) tag team over Naughty's anthem and do a serviceable job. With Phillie as the back drop versus Trenton/EO. It's a shame that Freezer drops so much heat and no one buys it. Young Chris still on the grind holding the Roc flag while still holding it down with the State Prop. This is jammable. Thumbs up. Sam Scarfo Feat. Ghostface-Jesus Loves YouNow THIS is Ghostface is his element. Sam Scarfo is adequate and honestly does his thing but Ghost really shines on this. Over a nice riding soul sample they go back and forth like EPMD when they just started they business. I'm Fannie Mae on this one cosigning. Content is solid, flows is dope, beat if official. Nas Feat. Joel Ortiz-GhettoI know I know, this ain't new by any means but these two dude blessed this joint and i had to go back to it. Joel got NITRO on this joint, switching flows and raising the energy level of this joint. The beat is already classic and Nas is his usual self. One of the better collabos out this year.***************************************************************OT LLOYD BANKS- HALLOWEEN HAVOK.To me this blows Return of the PLK out the water, but Banks voice seems a little off on this. The beat selection is much better and the sequencing is superior in my opinion. You be the judge. Bump it or Blow it.LLOYD BANKS HALLOWEEN HAVOK

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*****************************************************************DOUBLE OT Square Off Feat. Cory Gunz-You Not So TuffSolid crew joint, Cory outshines these guys but they aren't bums. I came back to double ot cause the Giants are beating the living dog s**t outta the Cowboys. Enjoy. Square Off Feat. Cory Gunz-Letter to ObamaAnother black president song from cats who won't probably vote or who have never been involved in the political process...or will still rap about bodying cats or slinging crack. **Sigh** I'll be glad when this is all over. Meh*****************************************************************TRIPLE OTLupe Fiasco-I Know WhyHe aint retired yet so get ti while you got it. Dopeness.