Posts Tagged ‘Juelz Santana’

P.A.P.I./N.O.R.E. – Tadow

Posted on: January 6th, 2013 by Tina



Ok, I have a lot to say about the song, “Tadow,” which I like, despite the litany of complaints to follow. First, N.O.R.E. changed his name from “N.O.R.E.” to “P.A.P.I.”, and is currently releasing music under this new name. It reminds me of the end of Ferris Bueller, “you’re still here?” What are you doing, N.O.R.E./P.A.P.I.? You’re barely relevant, and you’re going to change your name? Do you think confusion is doing you any favors?
Juelz Santana’s “So Soft” and P.A.P.I.’s “Tadow” have a lot in common, similar production styles, same use of epistrophe. (I looked that up – didn’t think it would be so obscure). Rick Ross describes girls, clothes, and drugs as “so soft,” and P.A.P.I. attempted to do the same, but (I guess) couldn’t figure out a word that fits. So he made one up. (Don’t work harder, work smarter.) So “tadow” means whatever the fuck he wants — it seems to apply all of his various gangster accoutrements…