METALLICA's controversial collaboration with rapper JA RULE and producer Swizz Beatz in the form of a song called "We Did It Again", taken from the Swizz Beatz compilation album G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories, has had its release date pushed back to August, according to a brand new MTV.com report. Due to be issued through Dreamworks Records, the album's full track listing is as follows:
01. SWIZZ BEATZ - "Intro"
02. SWIZZ BEATZ - "Ghetto Stories"
03. JADAKISS f/ RON ISLEY - "Big Business"
04. SWIZZ BEATZ - "Turn It Up (Interlude)"
05. SWIZZ BEATZ f/ BUSTA RHYMES - "Endalay"
06. SHYNE f/ MASHONDA - "Shyne"
07. MASHONDA f/ LL COOL J - "Ghetto Love"
08. SWIZZ BEATZ - "Alien (Interlude)"
09. STYLES - "Good Times"
10. SWIZZ BEATZ f/ LIL' KIM - "Gone Delirious"
11. NOREAGA - "N.O.R.E."
12. BABY f/ YUNG WUN - "Let Me See You Do Your Thing"
13. EVE - "Island Spice"
14. SWIZZ BEATZ f/ BOUNTY KILLER - "Guilty"
15. NAS, FAT JOE AND CASSIDY - "Salute Me (Remix)"
16. SWIZZ BEATZ - "Outro"
17. SWIZZ BEATZ f/ METALLICA and JA RULE - "We Did It Again"
MTV contributor Shaheem Reid, who has apparently had an opportunity to preview the METALLICA/JA RULE track writes the following about it in her report:
“ 'Who loves a little rock and roll mixed with a little hip-hop soul?' JA growls, provoking METALLICA to holla back, 'We do!' 'More than this/ Nevermore your whipping board,' METALLICA go on to spurt, while JA proclaims himself 'A rock star born in the U.S.A.'
“On initial listens to 'We Did It Again', SWIZZ's beat is a little difficult for the ears to catch up with. A few of the riffs sound LINKIN PARK-ish, and he switches up tempos several times. But hey, who said rap and roll was easy?”
The metal world is waiting with bated breath (cough, cough).