With a haunting hook built on a vocal sample from M.I.A.’s “Paper Planes” and a rolling, marching drum track, this Kanye West-produced posse cut is the lead single from Jay-Z’s highly anticipated THE BLUEPRINT 3 and the second from T.I.’s PAPER TRAIL. Featuring verses from four iconic rappers (Kanye, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, and T.I.) representing four areas, “Swagga Like Us,” is one of the hottest commercial hip-hop singles of 2008.
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Review by Matt Rinaldi