I listened to the JMT tracks, and it's good that Ikon actually changed his style and rapped for more than a minute at once. But I didn't realise Jus Allah had left. Also GZA comes weak, you can hardly hear him. It will still be a ridiculously good album though.
The verse sounds like it was written years ago and GZA just tweaked the flow for the beat, but IMO Stoupe's beats and Paz's vicious delivery don't go well with GZA who has always been laid-back.
I was looking for Eso's response... Jus Allah apparently released the single 'White Nitemare' which went through three beats (second, supposedly final one was taken back by the producer after he read the interviewer) and flopped.