Producer Mr. Green has experienced a renaissance recently because of his song “If I Don’t Go to Hell,” a track originally produced in 2011. Ten years later, the song goes viral and has seen two remixes, one by Trippie Redd and one by KRS-One. The Trippie one features some decent bars and really surprised me, because I don’t always see Trippie as this lyrically intricate artist. That’s my bad, but we’re not really here to apologize for misjudging.
With that said, let’s talk the KRS-One version.
The KRS-One version of “IIDG2H” is more boombap-friendly, like the original beat and the Pacewon/Vinnie Paz remix from 2015. KRS-One is one of the GOATs for a reason and he doesn’t disappoint on this one. That is, aside from the fact we only get a single verse from him on it. However, a verse from a Living Legend that still stands up against your standard fare today? Yeah, I’m content with just a verse. I also loved the interpolation of a Jadakiss line in the early part of the verse as well, which sets up KRS-One to deliver some “no one’s beating me, even in 2022” vibes. Check it out below and remember to support dope music in all its forms. You never know when the next hit’s going to pop up on your IG or TikTok feeds.