Many were understandably worried about a Nas and Jennifer Lopez collaboration with the latter’s recent streak with EDM records from her last album and the former’s recent and random collaboration with an Australian duo. However, “Troubeaux” turned out to be a pretty solid collaboration for the duo, who reunites after 2002′s “I’m Gonna Be Alright.”
“Troubeaux” swings toward more classic hip-hop, which is very much Nas’ alley. Everybody is looking for something on this “T.R.O.Y. (They Reminisce Over You)” sample. For Lopez, it’s the guy who might be “Trobeaux,” but she just might give him a shot because why not? Nas plays the street dude who’s trying to settle down.
A.K.A., Lopez’s eighth album, is currently in stores.