Jennifer Lopez Teams Up with Nas on ‘Troubeaux’
Jennifer Lopez has teamed up Nas on ‘Troubeaux,’ which is from her upcoming album, ‘A.K.A.’ This could be considered a reunion of sorts since the tandem joined forces on the 2002 song, ‘I’m Gonna Be Alright.’
On ‘Troubeaux’ (pronounced “trouble”), J.Lo is yearning for a man who she believes is her dream lover.
“This love is a major rush / But I kinda like the thrill / It’s like a sugar rush / It’s all in the way you make me feel / I didn’t see you coming / But you broke me down,” she sings. She then adds, “You are no ordinary boy, you are gonna be troubeaux.”
Nas adds some cool rhymes to the track, rapping about leaving the streets behind and settling down with his newfound love.
“My money used to pile up at the beginning of the month / Unconditional love, in the beginning it was lust / Hustler, shooter was a dealer on the block / Now my future is on the top, no longer dealing with the thots,” he raps.
The song also samples the horns from Tom Scott and the California Dreamers’ song ‘Today,’ which was famously sampled on Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth’s classic tune, ‘They Reminisce Over You.’ The song also uses the breakbeat from Skull Snaps’ ‘It’s a New Day.’
Overall, if you dig Lopez’s previous rap collaboration with French Montana on ‘Luh Ya Papi,’ you’ll like this song as well. It’s all on the same vibe.
Lopez’s eighth album, ‘A.K.A.,’ will arrive in stores on June 17. If you are a Beats Music subscriber, you can hear three exclusive tracks from the LP right now.