There is something about “Labor of Love” that takes us back to the golden era of hip hop, and that’s thanks to the soulful instrumental paired with the lyrics imbued in substance.

“Wait, did Just Blaze produce this?”, that’s among the first things that crossed my mind when it came to the instrumental. The sampling is sublime and it paints an aura of elegance especially when the strings are slipped into the mix. I can’t neglect to mention Verb Tec’s raw vocal delivery too as it makes his lyrics all the more convincing.