The Mint Lab Astronauts keep #ANewDope comin’ with this new single release just a week after #TheReturn of their 4-track EP. “Lyle” is a self-proclaimed smoker’s anthem that sees pak.one and j.pak following structures of recent past rapping in that order. pak.one, per usual, sets the tone with a fast flow and some intelligent wordplay and j.pak drops some colorful, chuckle-inducing references in his verse to follow. My favorite: “I’m gettin’ fat air like Scottie Pippen shoes. And I be higher than LeBron James hairline…” Two straight NBA nods for ya and a simple, yet enjoyable punchline on LBJ’s much-maligned hairline, ha. The subtle horns in the production are my favorite element of the production, though I’m not as high (no pun intended) on the screwy hook. Another strong release from M.L.A. to add to the collection and your everyday rotation as “Lyle” gets better with more listens.
Production: pak.one | Artwork: j.pak