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Lil Yachty returned earlier this month with his anticipated project ‘Lil Boat 2,’ the sequel to his 2016 mixtape ‘Lil Boat.’ The project includes a slew of artist features and showcases Yachty’s heavier rap style that's associated with his alter

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Tyler, The Creator recently released his latest album, ‘IGOR.’ Sonically, the project is a blend between his previous two albums, 2015’s ‘Cherry Bomb’ and 2017’s ‘Flower Boy.’ On the latest episode of ‘For The Record,’ Genius’ Head of Artist Relations Rob Markman hosted a panel consisting of Stationhead Head of Content Kazeem Famuyide, TIDAL’s ‘Trappin Anonymous’ podcast host Chris Stylez, and D’usse Palooza founder Kameron McCullough to discuss ‘IGOR,’ as well as DJ Khaled’s new album, ‘Father of Asahd.’ Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/for-the-record-is-tyler-the-creators-igor-good-or-bad Read all the lyrics to Tyler, The Creator’s ‘IGOR’ on Genius now: https://genius.com/albums/Tyler-the-creator/Igor Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
22 24 days ago
Memphis producer Tay Keith had a breakthrough 2018 with BlocBoy JB and Drake’s “Look Alive,” Travis Scott’s “SICKO MODE,” and Drake’s “Nonstop.” By the end of the year, he had racked up production credits on seven different hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. CREDITS: Tia Hill, Producer Delisa Shannon, Associate Producer Hillary Crosley Coker, Senior Producer #GeniusNews #TayKeith #Beyonce
45 1 month ago
Lil 2z’s “Stay On Your Toes” has found a strong audience with more than 3 million YouTube views to date. It appears on Livin' 2 Fast. On the track, Lil 2z raps about staying prepared for anything life may throw at you. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/lil-2z-breaks-down-the-meaning-of-stay-on-your-toes Read all the lyrics to "Stay On Your Toes" on Genius: https://genius.com/Lil-2z-stay-on-your-toes-lyrics Watch the official music video for "Stay On Your Toes": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1elwg_SMsXQ Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com #Lil2z #StayOnYourToes #Verified
62 2 months ago
Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” has risen to prominence after the song went viral on TikTok and now has more than 78 million Spotify streams to date. The single is produced by YoungKio, Atticus Ross and Trent Reznor. On the track, Lil Nas X raps about starting on the road to fame and fortune with only the bare minimum. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/lil-nas-x-breaks-down-the-meaning-of-old-town-road Read all the lyrics to "Old Town Road" on Genius: https://genius.com/Lil-nas-x-old-town-road-lyrics Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com #LilNasX #OldTownRoad #Verified
51 2 months ago
Billie Eilish has built a strong following after breaking into the music scene with “ocean eyes” in 2016. The 17-year-old singer released her highly anticipated debut album, ‘WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?,’ on March 29 to critical acclaim and commercial success. On the latest episode of ‘For The Record,’ Genius’ Head of Artist Relations Rob Markman sat down with YouTube Music’s Artist Partnership Lead Naomi Zeichner and Billboard’s Senior Director of Music Jason Lipshutz to discuss the album. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/for-the-record-is-billie-eilishs-when-we-all-fall-asleep-where-do-we-go-good-or-bad Read all the lyrics to Billie Eilish’s ‘WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?’ on Genius: https://genius.com/albums/Billie-eilish/When-we-all-fall-asleep-where-do-we-go Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com #billieeilish #fortherecord
58 2 months ago
Megan Thee Stallion’s 2019 is off to a strong start thanks to her breakout track, “Big Ole Freak,” and a string of viral freestyles. On the latest episode of For The Record, Genius' Head of Artist Relations Rob Markman convened a panel with Okayplayer music editor Ivie Ani, BET Digital features editor Marjua Estevez, and TV personality and Black Girl Podcast co-host Scottie Beam to discuss the Houston MC’s rise and the double standards women face in hip-hop. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/for-the-record-how-megan-thee-stallion-is-challenging-raps-sexist-double-standards Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com #megantheestallion #fortherecord
35 2 months ago
South Florida rapper Ski Mask the Slump God is known for his animated pop culture references, where it’s anime like 'Dragon Ball Z' or classic cartoons like 'The Simpsons.' Genius took a look at Ski Mask’s biggest tracks and combed through over 60 different references to narrow down which five cartoons he name-drops the most. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/ski-mask-the-slump-god-s-favorite-cartoons CREDITS: Tia Hill, Producer Jer Paulin, Shooter/Editor Hillary Crosley Coker, Senior Producer Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
28 2 months ago
Since the launch of Genius' flagship series Verified, we’ve released hundreds of interviews with artists breaking down the meaning behind the lyrics of a hit song. Today we’re counting down the episodes that our audience has watched the most. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/genius-counts-down-the-most-popular-verified-episodes Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com #Verified
29 2 months ago
James Blake’s “Can’t Believe The Way We Flow” is his latest hit, and it’s already racked up more than 4 million Spotify streams to date. It is produced by Dan Foat, Dominic Maker and Blake himself. The song appears on 'Assume Form.' On the track, Blake sings about the type of love that feels peaceful. Read more on Genius: Read all the lyrics to "" on Genius: Watch the official music video for "": Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com #JamesBlake #AssumeForm #Verified
39 2 months ago
On March 19, groundbreaking rapper, singer, and producer T-Pain stopped by Genius for the latest installment of Genius Level, our live conversation series with icons of the music business, including influential artists, songwriters, producers, and executives. During the conversation with Genius' Head of Artist Relations Rob Markman, T-Pain participated in a retrospective spanning his over decade-long career. Later on, T-Pain revealed that he didn’t get paid for some of his biggest features. “I did all of ‘em for free and all I wanted you to do was get back on my shit, that’s it. I just wanted an even swap, 'cause I was going to charge you just as much as you charge me,” he explained. “Then nothing was reciprocated, you know what I’m saying? But, even if I got somebody to even try to be on the song, they would come back and charge.” Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/t-pain-reflects-on-his-career-in-the-latest-episode-of-genius-level Read all the lyrics to T-Pain's hits on Genius: https://genius.com/artists/T-pain Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com #TPain #GeniusLevel
38 2 months ago
On March 19, groundbreaking rapper, singer, and producer T-Pain stopped by Genius for the latest installment of Genius Level, our live conversation series with icons of the music business, including influential artists, songwriters, producers, and executives. During the conversation with Genius' Head of Artist Relations Rob Markman, T-Pain participated in a retrospective spanning his over decade-long career. T-Pain spoke about his involvement with Kanye West’s '808s & Heartbreak.' “I was in there helping with a lot of 808s. He said he wanted that sound from my first album,” T-Pain said. “I brought all the stuff that I used to make my first album, which was pretty much just fucking Garage Band… [and] showed him what vibes or what feelings I had making my first album.” Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/t-pain-reflects-on-his-career-in-the-latest-episode-of-genius-level Read all the lyrics to T-Pain's hits on Genius: https://genius.com/artists/T-pain Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com #TPain #GeniusLevel #808sAndHeartbreak
49 2 months ago
Nipsey Hussle’s “Racks in the Middle” is his latest hit, and it’s already racked up more than 7 million YouTube views to date. The single features Roddy Ricch and Hit-Boy who also produced the song. On the track, Nipsey Hussle raps about coming up in Los Angeles. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/nipsey-hussle-breaks-down-the-meaning-of-racks-in-the-middle Read all the lyrics to "Racks In The Middle" on Genius: https://genius.com/Nipsey-hussle-racks-in-the-middle-lyrics Watch the official music video for "Racks In The Middle": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAcGg_4KKYs Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com #NipseyHussle #RacksInTheMiddle #Verified
32 2 months ago
DaBaby’s “Walker Texas Ranger” has found a strong audience with more than 7 million YouTube views to date. It is produced by Producer 20 and appears on 'Blank Blank.' On the track, DaBaby raps about keeping his gun on him like Walker Texas Ranger. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/dababy-breaks-down-the-meaning-of-walker-texas-ranger Read all the lyrics to "Walker Texas Ranger" on Genius: https://genius.com/Dababy-walker-texas-ranger-lyrics Watch the official music video for "Walker Texas Ranger": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXld3i2B8Zk Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com #DaBaby #WalkerTexasRanger #Verified
56 3 months ago
Doja Cat and Rico Nasty’s “Tia Tamera” has found a strong audience with more than 3 million YouTube views to date. It is produced by Kurtis McKenzie and Doja Cat herself and appears on Doja Cat’s 'Amala (Deluxe Version).' On the track, Doja Cat and Rico Nasty rap about the many ways twins can be used as a euphemism.
94 3 months ago
Gunna’s “One Call” is his latest hit, and it’s already racked up more than 14 million Spotify streams to date. It is produced by Turbo and Wheezy and appears on Drip or Drown 2. On the track, Gunna reflects on a lavish lifestyle filled with expensive cars and clothes. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/gunna-breaks-down-the-meaning-of-one-call
49 3 months ago
Coca Vango’s 'Sauce All On Me' has found a strong audience with 4.6 million Spotify streams to date. It appears on Jugg Baby. On the track, Coca Vango sings about his superior fashion sense.
121 3 months ago
21 Savage linked up with J. Cole in late 2018 for “a lot,” the lead single from ‘I Am Greater Than I Was.’ Tied with “Bank Account” as 21’s highest-charting solo song on the Billboard Hot 100, the track is produced by DJ Dahi. The Aisultan Seitov-directed music video for “a lot” features an additional verse criticizing US immigration policy, which 21’s lawyers speculate could have led to him being targeted by ICE and subsequently arrested.
105 3 months ago
Lil Keed’s “Nameless” has found a strong audience with over 5 million YouTube views to date. It is produced by Goose and appears on 'Keed Talk to ‘Em.' On the track, Lil Keed raps about not remembering a woman’s full name because he gave her a nickname on the day that they met.
109 3 months ago
Becky G’s “LBD” is her latest hit, and it’s already racked up more than 5 million Spotify streams to date. The single is produced by Gabriel Blizman, John Shullman, and Supa Dups. On the track, Becky G sings about her favorite little black dress. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/becky-g-breaks-down-the-meaning-of-lbd Read all the lyrics to "LBD" on Genius: https://genius.com/Becky-g-lbd-lyrics Watch the official music video for "LBD": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YM-87a858C4 Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com #BeckyG #LBD #Verified
103 3 months ago
Roddy Ricch recently stopped by Genius for a live performance of “Die Young,” which has racked up an impressive 28 million YouTube views to date. The track is produced by Rex Kudo and London on da Track and appears on 'Feed Tha Streets II'.
150 3 months ago
Editor’s Note: This interview was conducted on February 6, 2019, before YNW Melly was charged with two counts of first-degree homicide. Melly, real name Jemell Demons, turned himself in to police in Miramar, Florida on February 13. Police claim that he shot and killed his friends, YNW Sakchaser and YNW Juvy, and staged the scene to look like a drive-by shooting. Melly maintains his innocence in the case. YNW Melly’s “Mixed Personalities” has found a strong audience with 18 million YouTube views to date. It is produced by C-ClipBeatz and features Kanye West. “Mixed Personalities” appears on We All Shine. On the track, YNW Melly sings about a fickle lover. #YNWMelly #MixedPersonalities #Verified
89 3 months ago
Tierra Whack’s “Hungry Hippo” has found a strong audience with more than 5 million Spotify streams to date. It is produced by Nick Verruto and appears on 'Whack World'. On the track, Tierra Whack raps about her eye-catching personal style. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/tierra-whack-breaks-down-the-meaning-of-hungry-hippo Read all the lyrics to "Hungry Hippo" on Genius: https://genius.com/Tierra-whack-hungry-hippo-lyrics Watch the official music video for 'Whack World': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOTebhPy04g Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com #TierraWhack #WhackWorld #Verified
128 3 months ago
During a Twitter rant last December, Kanye West revealed that Drake reached out to someone on his team to request a sample clearance for “Say You Will,” a track from his 2008 album, '808s & Heartbreak.' Drake used the beat from Kanye’s “Say You Will” for “Say What’s Real,” a standout cut from his seminal 2009 mixtape, 'So Far Gone.' Kanye claimed he denied the clearance, but it’s notable that Drake would ask to clear a sample for that song when he and West weren’t seeing eye to eye. Jacques Morel, Senior Correspondent Tia Hill, Producer Jer Paulin, Shooter/Editor Lesley Steele, Shooter/Editor Hillary Crosley Coker, Senior Producer Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/how-drake-s-so-far-gone-ushered-in-a-new-era Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com #Drake #SoFarGone #GeniusNews
85 3 months ago
Back in 1998, Juvenile’s “Back That Azz Up” introduced bounce music to the mainstream and helped Cash Money Records make a name for itself. The 400 Degreez track remains one of the New Orleans rapper’s biggest hits, peaking at No. 19 on the Billboard Hot 100. Production is handled by Mannie Fresh, who served as the architect of Cash Money’s signature sound from the early ’90s to mid 2000s. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/the-making-of-juvenile-s-back-that-azz-up-with-mannie-fresh Read all the lyrics to Juvenile’s “Back That Azz Up” featuring Lil Wayne & Mannie Fresh: https://genius.com/Juvenile-back-that-azz-up-lyrics Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com #MannieFresh #BackThatAzzUp #Deconstructed
77 3 months ago
Bring Me the Horizon’s “mother tongue” is the group’s latest hit, and it’s already racked up more than 6 million Spotify streams to date. It is produced by Jordan Fish and Oliver Sykes and appears on 'amo.' On the track, Oliver Sykes sings about the type of love that transcends words. Read more on Genius: Read all the lyrics to "" on Genius: Watch the official music video for "": Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com #BringMeTheHorizon #mothertongue #Verified
98 3 months ago
Bhad Bhabie’s “Bestie” is her latest hit, and it’s already racked up 2.6 million Spotify streams to date. It is produced by D.A. Doman and features Kodak Black. On the track, Bhad Bhabie reflects on the importance of friendship and loyalty. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/bhad-bhabie-breaks-down-the-meaning-of-bestie Read all the lyrics to "Bestie" on Genius: https://genius.com/Bhad-bhabie-bestie-lyrics Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com #BhadBhabie #Bestie #Verified
107 3 months ago
Olivia O'Brien’s “I Don’t Exist” has found a strong audience with more than 2 million YouTube views to date. It is produced by Anton Hård af Segerstad. On the track, O'Brien sings about her struggles with depression, broken hearts, and loneliness. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/olivia-o-brien-breaks-down-the-meaning-of-i-don-t-exist Read all the lyrics to "I Don't Exist" on Genius: https://genius.com/Olivia-obrien-i-dont-exist-lyrics Watch the official music video for "I Don't Exist": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXSJVK1cNFo Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com #OliviaOBrien #IDontExist #Verified
95 3 months ago
Drake is one of the biggest rap stars of the decade, dropping five solo albums, a collaborative album with Future, and a pair of mixtapes since 2010. While the rapper is known for chart-topping hits, his albums have sparked more debate. Does Drake have classic albums? If so, which ones? To further discuss the topic, Genius' Head of Artist Relations Rob Markman convened a panel consisting of cultural critic Lowkey, Rap Radar’s Brian “B. Dot” Miller, and Sirius XM’s Tracy G. on the latest episode of 'For The Record.' Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/for-the-record-does-drake-have-classic-albums Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
366 3 months ago
NLE Choppa’s “Shotta Flow” has found a strong audience with more than 8 million YouTube streams to date. On the single, NLE Choppa raps about his life in Memphis, Tennessee. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/nle-choppa-breaks-down-the-meaning-of-shotta-flow Read all the lyrics to "Shotta Flow" on Genius: https://genius.com/Nle-choppa-shotta-flow-lyrics Watch the official music video for "Shotta Flow": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3W0e7aI0gAg Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com #NLEChoppa #ShottaFlow #Verified
182 3 months ago
Pink Sweat$ recently stopped by Genius for a live performance of “Honesty,” which has racked up an impressive 21 million Spotify streams to date. The track is produced by Thrice Cooked Media and appears on 'Volume 1.' Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/pink-sweats-performs-honesty-live-at-genius Read all the lyrics to "Honesty" on Genius: https://genius.com/Pink-sweat-honesty-lyrics Watch the official music video for "Honesty": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Y9VtoPvtuM Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com #PinkSweatS #Honesty #OpenMic
108 4 months ago
Domo Wilson’s “I Wish I Never Met You” has found a strong audience with over 4.3 million YouTube streams to date. On the single, Domo Wilson raps about wishing she never met her mendacious ex. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/domo-wilson-breaks-down-the-meaning-of-i-wish-i-never-met-you Read all the lyrics to "I Wish I Never Met You" on Genius: https://genius.com/Domo-wilson-i-wish-i-never-met-you-lyrics Watch the official music video for "I Wish I Never Met You": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3P19BB4zW5M Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com #DomoWilson #IWishINeverMetYou #Verified
287 4 months ago
Quin NFN’s “Talking My Shit” has found a strong audience with over 7.4 million YouTube views to date. On the single, Quin NFN raps about his come up and how he and his associates have changed. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/quin-nfn-breaks-down-the-meaning-of-talkin-my-shit Read all the lyrics to "Talkin' My Shit" on Genius: https://genius.com/Quin-nfn-talkin-my-shit-lyrics Watch the official music video for "Talkin' My Shit": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEAy8jwsUsk Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
120 4 months ago
Stephen Puth’s “Sexual Vibe” has found a strong audience with more than 2.7 million Spotify streams to date. The single is produced by Ido Zmishlany. On the track, Stephen Puth sings about the tension felt when flirting with someone new. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/stephen-puth-breaks-down-the-meaning-of-sexual-vibe Read all the lyrics to "Sexual Vibe" on Genius: https://genius.com/Stephen-puth-sexual-vibe-lyrics Watch the official music video for "Sexual Vibe": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CE1jGvY57LU Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
105 4 months ago
It’s been nearly five years since Speaker Knockerz died at the age of 19 in March 2014, but the South Carolina rapper and producer created a sound, style, and flow that continues to influence artists today. Speaker Knockerz started producing when he was about 13 years old, drawing inspiration from one of his favorite rappers, Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em. After getting his start selling beats on the “type beat” site SoundClick, Speaker Knockerz landed his first placement on Meek Mill’s breakthrough 'Dreamchasers' mixtape. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/the-impact-legacy-of-speaker-knockerz Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
83 4 months ago
CYN’s “I’ll Still Have Me” has found a strong audience with over 4.5 million YouTube views to date. The single is produced by Matias Mora and will appear on CYN’s debut EP. On the track, CYN sings about adjusting to single life after a breakup. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/cyn-breaks-down-the-meaning-of-i-ll-still-have-me Read all the lyrics to "I'll Still Have Me" on Genius: https://genius.com/Cyn-ill-still-have-me-lyrics Watch the official music video for "I'll Still Have Me": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MZgtCp8mtc Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
100 4 months ago
Ar'mon & Trey’s “Right Back” has found a strong audience with more than 2.6 million YouTube views to date. The single is produced by DJ Camper. On the track, Ar'mon & Trey sing about karma in relationships. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/ar-mon-trey-break-down-the-meaning-of-right-back Read all the lyrics to "Right Back" on Genius: https://genius.com/Armon-and-trey-right-back-lyrics Watch the official music video for "Right Back": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1CTOi9Z38g Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
93 4 months ago
ABIR's “Young & Rude” has found a strong audience with 1.7 million YouTube views to date. It appears on ABIR's 'Mint – EP'. On the track, ABIR sings about her carefree lifestyle. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/abir-breaks-down-the-meaning-of-young-rude Read all the lyrics to "Young & Rude" on Genius: https://genius.com/Abir-young-and-rude-lyrics Watch the official music video for "Young & Rude": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8PRJu3rzyo Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
189 4 months ago
Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Party For One” is her latest hit, and it’s already racked up over 10 million Spotify streams to date. It is produced by Anton Rundberg and Captain Cuts and is expected to appear on Jepsen’s forthcoming album. On the track, Carly Rae Jepsen sings about not needing anyone but herself. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/carly-rae-jepsen-breaks-down-the-meaning-of-party-for-one Read all the lyrics to "Party For One" on Genius: https://genius.com/Carly-rae-jepsen-party-for-one-lyrics Watch the official music video for "Party For One": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0ih3FriG1k Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
90 4 months ago
Florida’s YNW Melly has been earning buzz thanks to tracks like “Murder On My Mind” and “Virtual (Blue Balenciagas),” and recently he got a major cosign in the form of Kanye West. The Chicago MC is one of two featured artists on Melly’s new album, 'We All Shine,' and the two artists linked up with Lyrical Lemonade’s Cole Bennett for a music video for their new collaboration, “Mixed Personalities.” Check out YNW Melly's Open Mic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gj21jwSEhEE Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/kanye-west-links-with-rising-florida-rapper-ynw-melly-on-mixed-personalities Read all the lyrics to "Mixed Personalities" on Genius: https://genius.com/Ynw-melly-mixed-personalities-lyrics Watch the official music video for "Mixed Personalities": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFv6BXjnKRU Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
151 4 months ago
Comethazine’s “DeMar DeRozan” is his latest hit, and it’s already racked up over 3 million Spotify streams to date. It is produced by NYOMBO and appears on Bawskee 2. On the track, Comethazine raps about balling like San Antonio Spurs shooting guard, DeMar DeRozan. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/comethazine-breaks-down-the-meaning-of-demar-derozan Read all the lyrics to "DeMar DeRozan" on Genius: https://genius.com/Comethazine-demar-derozan-lyrics Watch the official music video for "DeMar DeRozan": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fpPa7xFpVA Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
52 4 months ago
Future’s “Crushed Up” is his latest hit, and it’s already racked up over 11 million Spotify streams to date. It is produced by Matt Cap, Ricky Racks, and Wheezy and appears on Future Hndrxx Presents: The WIZRD. On the track, Future raps about the brilliance of the diamonds in his watch face. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/future-breaks-down-the-meaning-of-crushed-up Read all the lyrics to "Crushed Up" on Genius: https://genius.com/Future-crushed-up-lyrics Watch the official music video for "Crushed Up": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMrcUaI6NUA Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
67 4 months ago
Florida rapper YNW Melly recently stopped by Genius for a live performance of his breakout hit, “Murder On My Mind,” which has racked up an impressive 74 million YouTube views to date. The track is produced by SMKEXCLSV and appears on 'I Am You.' Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/ynw-melly-performs-murder-on-my-mind-live-at-genius Read all the lyrics to YNW Melly’s “Murder On My Mind” on Genius: https://genius.com/Ynw-melly-murder-on-my-mind-lyrics Watch the official music video for "Murder On My Mind": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqDinxaPUK4 Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
101 4 months ago
GASHI’s “Creep On Me” has found a strong audience with 44 million Spotify streams to date. The single is produced by Cirkut and DJ Snake. On the track, GASHI sings about a woman who is only willing to appreciate him when she’s alone. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/gashi-breaks-down-the-meaning-of-creep-on-me Read all the lyrics to "Creep On Me" on Genius: https://genius.com/Gashi-creep-on-me-lyrics Watch the official music video for "Creep On Me": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1YHv1wHAxo Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
94 4 months ago
Future is kicking off 2019 with his latest album, ‘Future Hndrxx Presents: The WIZRD.’ The new project, which was previewed by “Crushed Up” and “Jumping on a Jet,” serves as the proper follow-up to 2017’s ‘FUTURE’ and ‘HNDRXX.’ On the latest episode of ‘For The Record,’ Future sat down with Genius’ Head of Artist Relations Rob Markman to discuss ‘The WIZRD,’ break down his memorable verse on Jay Rock’s “King’s Dead,” and show his appreciation for André 3000’s support. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/future-talks-the-wizrd-his-king-s-dead-verse-andre-3000-on-for-the-record Read all of the lyrics to Future’s biggest hits on Genius: https://genius.com/artists/Future Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
104 4 months ago
Cierra Ramirez’s “Bad Boys” has found a strong audience with more than 4 million YouTube views to date. The single is produced by M. Buzz, Z. Waters, and D. White. On the track, Cierra Ramirez sings about her affinity for men who are edgy and mysterious. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/cierra-ramierz-breaks-down-the-meaning-of-bad-boys Read all the lyrics to "Bad Boys" on Genius: https://genius.com/Cierra-ramirez-bad-boys-lyrics Watch the official music video for "Bad Boys": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ys1KoZ8KCZ8 Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
182 4 months ago
JayDaYoungan’s “Elimination” has found a strong audience with 4.1 million Spotify streams to date. It appears on 23. On the track, JayDaYoungan raps about a flashy lifestyle filled with guns, women, and money. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/jaydayoungan-breaks-down-the-meaning-of-elimination Read all the lyrics to "Elimination" on Genius: https://genius.com/Jaydayoungan-elimination-lyrics Watch the official music video for "Elimination": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZCDdLVra0Y Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
82 4 months ago
Denzel Curry’s 2015 song, “Ultimate,” made him a star one year after its release thanks to a viral meme which took off on the now-defunct app Vine. Taken from 32 Zel/Planet Shrooms, the track is produced by the South Florida rapper’s close collaborator Ronny J. In October 2017, it became Denzel’s first record to be certified Gold. CREDITS Jacques Morel, Correspondent Jer Paulin, Shooter/Editor Tia Hill, Associate Producer Hillary Crosley Coker, Senior Producer Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/looking-back-at-denzel-curry-s-ultimate Read all the lyrics to "Ultimate" on Genius: https://genius.com/10145529 Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
134 5 months ago
Michael Jackson’s 13th and final No. 1 hit in the US during his lifetime was 1995’s “You Are Not Alone,” penned by R&B star R. Kelly. It holds the distinction of being the first song to debut at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, but its lyrics may hide a dark secret. In the premiere of Lifetime’s 'Surviving R. Kelly' documentary on Thursday night, a woman named Lizzette Martinez revealed that Kelly wrote the song about their abusive relationship when she was just a teenager. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/r-kelly-reportedly-wrote-michael-jackson-s-you-are-not-alone-about-a-teenager-who-miscarried-his-child Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
113 5 months ago
The last few months of 2018 saw two notable posthumous releases with Lil Peep’s 'Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 2' and XXXTentacion’s 'SKINS.' Both albums satisfied the demand of fans for new music, but neither project was without controversy. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/a-look-at-posthumous-releases-who-controls-the-voices-of-the-dead Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
142 5 months ago
On the latest episode of For The Record, 21 Savage sat down with Genius' Head of Artist Relations Rob Markman to discuss the making of 'I Am Greater Than I Was,' collaborating with J. Cole on “a lot”, and developing his whisper flow. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/21-savage-talks-i-am-i-was-collaborating-with-j-cole-his-whisper-flow-on-for-the-record Read all the lyrics to ‘I Am Greater Than I Was’ on Genius: https://genius.com/albums/21-savage/I-am-i-was Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
71 5 months ago
Jacquees‘ “You” is his latest hit, and it’s already racked up 11 million views on YouTube to date. It is produced by London on da Track and appears on Lost at Sea 2. On the track, Jacquees sings about wanting to stay with his girlfriend despite their disagreements. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/jacquees-breaks-down-the-meaning-of-you Read all the lyrics to "You" on Genius: https://genius.com/Jacquees-you-lyrics Watch the official music video for "You": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PLCJqiKbjw Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
56 6 months ago
Lil Baby closed out 2018 strong with ‘Street Gossip.’ It comes on the heels of the Atlanta rapper’s debut album, ‘Harder Than Ever,’ and ‘Drip Harder,’ his collaborative project with frequent collaborator Gunna. On the latest episode of ‘For The Record,’ Baby sat down with Genius’ Head of Artist Relations Rob Markman to discuss ‘Street Gossip,’ his natural chemistry with Gunna, and collaborating with Drake on his breakthrough hit, “Yes Indeed.” Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/lil-baby-talks-street-gossip-atlantas-rap-scene-his-memorable-line-from-yes-indeed-on-for-the-record Read all of the lyrics to Lil Baby’s ‘Street Gossip’ on Genius: https://genius.com/albums/Lil-baby/Street-gossip Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
61 6 months ago
Brooklyn rapper 6ix9ine’s meteoric rise has been plagued with legal issues, starting with his guilty plea in a sexual misconduct case involving a minor. Most recently, he was arrested on federal charges of armed robbery, racketeering, and drug trafficking for which he faces up to life in prison. It’s already made a direct impact on 6ix9ine’s career, as his debut album, ‘DUMMY BOY,’ was initially pushed back before an online leak prompted the rapper to release the project in full. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/for-the-record-how-will-6ix9ine-s-federal-charges-impact-his-music-career Read all of the lyrics to 6ix9ine’s ‘DUMMY BOY’ on Genius: https://genius.com/albums/6ix9ine/Dummy-boy Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
103 6 months ago
BlocBoy JB had a breakthrough 2018 thanks to his hit Drake collaboration, “Look Alive,” and viral dance move, The Shoot. To close out the year, the Memphis rapper dropped a 7-track mixtape titled ‘Don’t Think That.’ The project includes “Club Rock,” which features swirling production by his frequent collaborator Tay Keith. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/blocboy-breaks-down-club-rock-on-genius-series-verified Read all the lyrics to BlocBoy JB’s “Club Rock” on Genius: https://genius.com/Blocboy-jb-club-rock-lyrics Watch the official music video for "Club Rock": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Atzw4y2qvYM Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
113 7 months ago
During Jay Critch’s nascent career, he has already dropped a string of hits including “Fashion” and “Thousand Ways.” In August, the Brooklyn rapper followed up with the Jamz-produced single “Ego.” It serves as a preview of his debut project, ‘Hood Favorite,’ and has picked up over 3.5 million Spotify streams to date. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/jay-critch-breaks-down-ego-on-genius-series-verified Read all the lyrics to Jay Critch’s “Ego” on Genius now: https://genius.com/Jay-critch-ego-lyrics Watch the official music video for "Ego": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDuzMELu2dE Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
68 7 months ago
Memphis MC Key Glock scored a major online hit with the swaggering “Russian Cream” off his ‘Glock Bond’ project. The beat, provided by frequent Drake and BlocBoy JB collaborator Tay Keith, is menacing but more subdued than the producer’s work on tracks like “Never Recover” and “Nonstop.” Since its release in January, the song has accrued over 13.7 million Spotify streams. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/key-glock-breaks-down-russian-cream-on-genius-series-verified Read all the lyrics to Key Glock’s “Russian Cream” on Genius: https://genius.com/Key-glock-russian-cream-lyrics Watch the official music was video for "Russian Cream": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qd-fzwFpXY0 Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
117 8 months ago
St. Louis rapper Comethazine scored a breakthrough hit in spring 2018 with “Bands.” His more recent song “Walk” is poised for even greater success, as its Cole Bennett-directed music video has garnered over 5 million YouTube views in two weeks. On the BHUNNA-produced track, Comethazine boasts about his diamond-encrusted jewelry. Read more on Genius https://genius.com/a/comethazine-breaks-down-walk-on-genius-series-verified Read all the lyrics to Comethazine’s “Walk” on Genius: https://genius.com/Comethazine-walk-lyrics Watch the official music video for "Walk": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDlLTYC6OOQ Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
72 8 months ago
Memphis rapper Young Dolph released his fourth solo album ‘Role Model’ on September 21 after signing a multi-million dollar partnership deal with Empire. On latest episode of ‘For The Record,’ Dolph sat down with Genius’ Head of Artist Relations Rob Markman to discuss the album, explain why he passed on a $22 million major label deal, and describe the process of setting up his label Paper Route Empire. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/young-dolph-discusses-turning-down-22-million-starting-a-label-role-model-on-for-the-record Read all of the lyrics to Young Dolph’s ‘Role Model’ on Genius: https://genius.com/albums/Young-dolph/Role-model Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
92 8 months ago
Chicago MC Lil Durk is gearing up for the latest entry in his 'Signed To The Streets' mixtape series. In anticipation, he dropped the ATL Jacob-produced single “Spin The Block” featuring Future. The track’s recent music video has given the collaboration a major boost, racking up over 3 million YouTube views in two weeks. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/lil-durk-breaks-down-spin-the-block-on-genius-series-verified Read all the lyrics to Lil Durk's "Spin The Block" on Genius: https://genius.com/Lil-durk-spin-the-block-lyrics Watch the official music video for "Spin The Block": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PR4kLcCIRto Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
90 8 months ago
Atlanta rapper Young Thug has transformed hip-hop since releasing his earliest mixtapes in 2011. His impact on the genre is undeniable, whether it’s his distinct sound, unmistakable flow, or fashion sense. Not only have many rappers tried to copy Thug’s musical style, they’ve also taken cues from his relentless work ethic, too. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/the-impact-of-young-thug Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
74 9 months ago
Teenage rapper Lil Mosey first went viral in late 2017 with “Pull Up.” The Seattle native’s most recent single “Noticed” has found similar success since its re-release in July, pulling in over 9 million Spotify streams. On the Royce David-produced track, Mosey raps about how his life has changed with success. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/lil-mosey-breaks-down-noticed-on-genius-series-verified Read all the lyrics to Lil Mosey’s “Noticed” on Genius: https://genius.com/Lil-mosey-noticed-lyrics Watch the official music video for "Noticed": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nceqQyqIa5o Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
100 9 months ago
Nicki Minaj stopped by Genius for our Live Lyrical Queen Interview to break down some of her most classic bars. While sitting down with Rob Markman, she explained lines from songs such as “Can Anybody Hear Me,” “Monster,” “Chun-Li,” and “Barbie Dreams.” Read all of Nicki Minaj’s best lyrics on Genius: https://genius.com/artists/Nicki-minaj Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/nicki-minaj-says-all-these-bitches-is-my-sons-was-inspired-by-puff-daddy Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
83 9 months ago
Soul legend Aretha Franklin has died at the age of 76. Over the past few years, Franklin had been dealing with numerous health issues, and reports emerged earlier this week that she was gravely ill. Franklin’s publicist Gwendolyn Quinn issued a family statement revealing that she died on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at her Detroit home. The official cause of death was advanced pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type, which was confirmed by Franklin’s oncologist, Dr. Philip Phillips of Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/legendary-soul-singer-aretha-franklin-has-died-at-76?utm_source=home_featured_stories Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
131 9 months ago
After starting off 2018 strong with the success of his breakout hit “Lonely” featuring Lil Skies, Atlanta rapper Yung Bans dropped ‘Yung Bans Vol. 5,’ the fifth installment of his self-titled mixtape series. The project is led by his Landon Cube and YBN Nahmir-assisted single “Ridin.” The three rappers also joined forces with Chicago director Cole Bennett for the track’s music video, which has garnered over 15 million YouTube views since its release in late June. On the Y2K and Billy Cigarette co-produced song, Yung Bans raps about how money is his top priority. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/yung-bans-landon-cube-break-down-ridin-on-genius-series-verified Read all the lyrics to Yung Bans’ “Ridin” featuring Landon Cube and YBN Nahmir on Genius: https://genius.com/Yung-bans-ridin-lyrics Watch the official music video for "Ridin": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzRYp8ncIZY Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
86 10 months ago
Back in February, TK Kravitz teamed up with Jacquees to drop “Ocean.” The collaboration serves as the lead single off TK Kravitz’s most recent project '2.0,' the follow up to his 2016 self-titled debut album. Since its release, “Ocean” has gained over 12 million Spotify streams and 11 million YouTube views. Atlanta’s very own XL produced the song, which features TK Kravitz and Jacquees singing about their love for women. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/tk-kravitz-breaks-down-ocean-on-genius-series-verified Read all the lyrics to TK Kravitz's "Ocean" on Genius now: https://genius.com/Tk-kravitz-ocean-lyrics Watch the official music video for "Oceans": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pllOwLWU3eY Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
113 10 months ago
In March, Atlanta rapper Young Nudy dropped “Since When” while gearing up to release his 'Slimeball 3' mixtape, which he recently unveiled this month. The track includes a feature from his cousin and fellow rapper 21 Savage, who also brought Young Nudy on the road to open up for him on his Issa Tour earlier this year. The duo linked up for the official music video as well, which currently has 8.6 million YouTube views. On the Kidd Hazel-produced track, Young Nudy raps about not being afraid of confrontation. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/young-nudy-breaks-down-since-when-on-genius-series-verified Read all the lyrics to Young Nudy's "Since When" on Genius: https://genius.com/Young-nudy-since-when-lyrics Watch the official music video for "Since When": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nl0PCrQiFok Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
119 10 months ago
Rising Chicago rapper Juice WRLD is experiencing explosive success with his breakout hit, “Lucid Dreams,” which peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 earlier this month. The track first appeared on his 2017 mixtape ‘JuiceWRLD 9 9 9,’ and then became the lead single for his 2018 album ‘Goodbye & Good Riddance.’ Since its release, “Lucid Dreams” has garnered 220 million Spotify streams. Nick Mira, who produced the track, flipped a sample of “Shape Of My Heart” by Sting for the beat. On the song, Juice WRLD uses the concept of lucid dreaming as an analogy for his mental state while navigating a draining break up. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/juice-wrld-breaks-down-lucid-dreams-on-genius-series-verified Read all the lyrics to Juice WRLD’s “Lucid Dreams” on Genius: https://genius.com/Juice-wrld-lucid-dreams-lyrics Watch the official music video for "Lucid Dreams": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzB1VGEGcSU Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
185 10 months ago
Wiz Khalifa just released ‘Rolling Papers 2,’ the sequel to his successful 2011 album ‘Rolling Papers.’ In May, the Pittsburgh rapper dropped “Real Rich,” which includes a feature from Gucci Mane. The two collaborated before on Gucci’s 2013 song “Nothin' On Ya.” “Real Rich” has racked up 13 million Spotify streams and 4 million YouTube views since its release. The track is produced by Tay Keith, a Memphis native who also produced BlocBoy JB’s breakout hit “Look Alive” featuring Drake. On the track, Wiz and Gucci boast about being rich and living lavish. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/wiz-khalifa-breaks-down-real-rich-on-genius-series-verified Read all the lyrics to Wiz Khalifa’s “Real Rich” on Genius: https://genius.com/Wiz-khalifa-real-rich-lyrics Watch the official music video for "Real Rich": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nV9GNjXFDo Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
136 11 months ago
In 2006, Oakland rapper Too $hort released one of his most successful hits “Blow The Whistle.” The Lil Jon-produced track spent 13 weeks on Billboard’s Hot Rap Songs chart, peaking at No. 21. Although it came out well before the start of the streaming era, “Blow the Whistle” has racked up 18 million streams on Spotify and 20 million YouTube views since it was added to those platforms. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/too-short-breaks-down-blow-the-whistle-on-genius-series-verified Read all the lyrics to "Blow The Whistle" on Genius: https://genius.com/Too-short-blow-the-whistle-lyrics Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
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Wiz Khalifa’s third studio album ‘Rolling Papers’ marked the Pittsburgh rapper’s true entry into the hip-hop mainstream in 2011, thanks to the chart-topping lead single “Black & Yellow” and subsequent hits “Roll Up” and “No Sleep.” Seven years later, the Taylor Gang rapper is ready to release its sequel ‘Rolling Papers 2’ on July 13. To discuss the upcoming album, Wiz sat down with Rob Markman for the latest episode of Genius’ ‘For the Record.’ Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/wiz-khalifa-discusses-rolling-papers-2-mma-training-amber-rose-on-for-the-record Read all of Wiz Khalifa’s lyrics on Genius: https://genius.com/artists/Wiz-khalifa Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
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Peewee Longway has a major hand in Atlanta’s trademark sound, coming up alongside Gucci Mane and linking Young Thug with Guwop in 2013. Over the past five years, the MPA crew leader has steadily dropped his ‘Money, Pounds, Ammunition’ and ‘Blue M&M’ mixtape series, and in April he released a project titled ‘Spaghetti Factory.’ The Spaghetti J-produced lead single “I Can’t Get Enough” has racked up nearly 5 million YouTube views in two months. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/peewee-longway-breaks-down-i-can-t-get-enough-on-genius-series-verified Read all the lyrics to Peewee Longway’s “I Can’t Get Enough” on Genius: https://genius.com/Peewee-longway-i-cant-get-enough-lyrics Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
105 12 months ago
Florida rapper Lil Pump and his close collaborator Smokepurpp are known for their catchphrase “Esketit!” In April, Pump flipped the ad-lib into a new song titled “ESSKEETIT” and scored his biggest hit since breaking through with “Gucci Gang.”
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After a prolonged rollout, Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky released his third studio album 'TESTING' at the end of May. One of the standouts songs is “Praise the Lord (Da Shine),” featuring a guest verse and production by London MC Skepta. In less than three
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Back in January, A$AP Rocky started teasing his upcoming album Testing with a series of sporadically released new tracks. On April 5, the Harlem rapper shared the project’s first official single “A$AP Forever.” The song is produced by frequent Rocky
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Harlem native Sheck Wes is preparing the release of his debut album ‘Mudboy’ on Interscope Records through a joint venture between G.O.O.D. Music and Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack Records. The song primarily responsible for his rise is “Mo Bamba.”
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Rae Sremmurd made an ambitious statement with their third studio album, the triple-disc 'SR3MM.' The most popular single released in anticipation of the LP was “Powerglide,” which peaked at No. 34 on the Billboard Hot 100. Produced by Mike WiLL Made-I
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Atlanta rapper Rich The Kid recently capitalized on the buzz of his singles “Plug Walk” and “New Freezer” with the successful release of his debut album 'The World is Yours,’ which entered at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. To give us the inside sco
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Trouble released his debut album 'Edgewood' on Mike WiLL Made-It’s Ear Drummer Records on March 23. He recently stopped by Genius to break down one of the most anticipated collaborations on the project, “Come Thru” featuring The Weeknd.
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After dropping hints on social media, Smokepurpp shared the Murda Beatz collaboration “123” in March 2018. The Miami rapper tells Genius that the song came together after a lit party at DJ Khaled’s house. Watch him break down the track line-by-line.
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Watts, Calif. rapper 03 Greedo has never been afraid to speak his mind, an attitude that's plainly visible in his music. Produced by Ron Ron The Producer, 03 Greedo's 2017 track "Rude" finds him happy to play the villain role in hip-hop.
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The anticipation for Migos‘ album 'Culture II' was at an all-time high back in 2017, especially after the release of the lead single “MotorSport” with Nicki Minaj and Cardi B. The explosive track, which currently has over 173 million Spotify streams
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After a string of teases and hints, Trouble shared his long-awaited Drake collaboration “Bring It Back” this past December. The track is produced by Mike WiLL Made-It and appears on the Atlanta rapper’s studio debut 'Edgewood,' which was released on
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Atlanta rapper Trouble first caught the industry’s attention with his 2011 mixtape 'December 17th,' which lured listeners in with hard rap standouts like “Bussin.‘’ After releasing several projects over the years, Trouble inked a deal with Mike Wi
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It can be challenging for new rappers to stand out in today’s crowded streaming era, but Maxo Kream has released a slew mixtapes and singles which captivated listeners with vivid lyrics about family and street life. This past January, he released his
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BlocBoy JB is having a highly successful 2018. The Memphis rapper earned his first chart hit with the Drake collaboration “Look Alive,” which debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. Directed by Frederick Ali, the “Look Alive” video raked in
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Before Lil Uzi Vert dominated the mainstream with “XO TOUR Llif3,” he garnered viral attention with his Lil Uzi Vert Vs. The World track “You Was Right.” The Metro Boomin-produced song was certified Platinum in March 2017, his first solo single to
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BlocBoy JB is shaping up to have a successful 2018. The Memphis rapper earned his first chart accomplishment with the Drake collaboration “Look Alive” and he recently teamed up with A$AP Rocky for “Bad Company.” BlocBoy first caught the industr
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Published on Mar 22, 2018Travis Scott first gained momentum in the industry as a go-to producer, crafting tracks for Rihanna, John Legend, and Kanye. Then in 2015, his breakout single “Antidote” put Scott on the map as a solo recording artist. He’s
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Blac Youngsta has built a fanbase over the years with a slew of mixtapes and collaborations, including “Heavy” with Yo Gotti and Travis Scott’s “Coordinate.” Born Samuel Benson, the Memphis-based rapper first ignited his career in 2015 after sig
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Drake has developed a reputation for dropping music without warning, starting with his 2015 mixtape 'If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late,' and he’s continued to use the tactic in 2018. Back in January, the rapper shared his unexpected two-track EP
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West Coast rapper 03 Greedo has gained momentum over the years with his three 'Purple Summer' mixtapes and breakout track “Mafia Business,” a tribute to Greedo’s friend who was killed. After inking a new deal with Alamo Records, he returned this mon
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Travis Scott and Quavo delivered their long-awaited album 'Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho' this past December. One of the most memorable songs off the album is the opening banger “Modern Slavery,” which samples Otis Redding’s “Cigarettes and Coffee.”
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Lil Yachty returned earlier this month with his anticipated project ‘Lil Boat 2,’ the sequel to his 2016 mixtape ‘Lil Boat.’ The project includes a slew of artist features and showcases Yachty’s heavier rap style that's associated with his alter
187 1 year ago
Yung Bans is a rising Atlanta rapper who first went viral in 2016 for his Playboi Carti collaboration “4Tspoon.” He first turned heads for his trap-style raps, but Bans signified a sonic shift on his single “Lonely” featuring Lil Skies. The melodi
157 1 year ago
Young M.A gained a massive online following after dropping her witty and spacey single “OOOUUU” in 2016. The song became a hit here on Genius with over three million page views, along with its official video that reached over 250 million streams on Yo
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It’s been a successful week for BlocBoy JB, who just earned his first charting hit with “Look Alive" featuring Drake. The song debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100, making the Memphis rapper the first artist in 2018 to earn a Hot 100 debut in the
158 1 year ago
Atlanta label Quality Control Music unleashed their compilation album 'Control the Streets Volume 1' at the end of 2017. Packed with 30-tracks and features from Migos, Cardi B, and Nicki Minaj, one song that received a lot of attention is Quavo and Lil Ya
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Tinashe reunited with Future for a new single titled “Faded Love”, which she just dropped today. The two previously linked up for “How Many Times,“ one of Tinashe’s favorite tracks off her 2014 debut 'Aquarius.' “Faded Love” is the latest si
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Lil Pump became one of 2017’s biggest new rappers with his hit single “Gucci Gang,” which went platinum last month. The single topped the Billboard Hot 100 and became the shortest song to crack the Top 10, clocking in at two minutes and four seconds
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Earlier this month, Pittsburg producer E. Dan made claims on Twitter that Atlantic Records paid him only half of his normal rate for his work on Wiz Khalifa’s 2016 album, 'Khalifa,' because it was classified as a mixtape. His revelation sparked conversa
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The FADER invited Lil Boat to a little game of 'Would You Rather" to see how he would fare under some left-field questions. He gives a sample of what he would sound like as a navigation guide in Google Maps, quickly answers that "White Ferrari" is his favorite Frank Ocean song, gives the world hope for his cameo on the Netflix show 'Big Mouth,' and reveals his love for 'Men In Black 2.' In the midst of all that, he also confesses that he's not that into jewelry and that he's been rocking all the ice to keep up with the rapper image.
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Since bursting onto the scene as a teenager, Lil Yachty became one of the most polarizing artists in not just hip-hop, but in music. He turned into an overnight internet sensation in 2015 with viral songs such as “One Night” and “Minnesota” exploding on SoundCloud. He later caught everyone’s eye when modeling in February 2016 in Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 3 fashion line at Madison Square Garden. Scoring two top 10 Billboard Hot 100 hits with guest appearances on Kyle’s “iSpy” and D.R.A.M.’s “Broccoli,” Yachty’s start of his career was one of the hottest in music in recent years but it didn’t come with any setbacks. Many felt Yachty was disrespectful with his comments about hip-hop legends such as The Notorious B.I.G. and 2Pac. His debut album, Teenage Emotions, dropped in 2016 but wasn’t received well, with some questioning if the Atlanta rapper’s time was up. However, through trial and tribulations comes growth, and Yachty has learned a lot from his past experiences. “In the beginning, the criticism and the hate,” Yachty explains about the difficult parts of fame backstage at the Boiler Room event in his hometown. The event was thrown in conjunction with Axe for the company’s new music program, AXE the LABEL that helps young artists rise from anonymity to stardom. “People hate me for no reason, and after that Biggie stuff, it was hard.” He continues, “I was young and I never dealt with it before. But it molded me into the man I am now. I just had to learn responsibilities and maturity fast and no one was really [there] to teach me or tell me, I just had to do it. I had to take a lot of L’s, even in my private life, I just had to go through a lot of situations, lose a lot of friends, family members, I just had to go through a lot to boss up.” Later on in the conversation, Lil Yachty discuss his next project, which he says will sound closer to his Lil Boat mixtape, living with his close friends and how he spends his spare time watching porn.
108 7 months ago
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtPAu17Vw_I Yeah, Lil Yachty literally sounds like he has nothing to prove. More rap reviews: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLP4CSgl7K7ormBIO138tYonB949PHnNcP =================================== Subscribe: http://bit.ly/1pBqGCN Official site: http://theneedledrop.com TND Twitter: http://twitter.com/theneedledrop TND Facebook: http://facebook.com/theneedledrop Support TND: http://theneedledrop.com/support =================================== FAV TRACKS: GIMMIE MY RESPECT, WORTH IT LEAST FAV TRACK: FALLIN' IN LUV LIL YACHTY - NUTHIN' 2 PROVE / 2018 / QUALITY CONTROL MUSIC / 2018 / TRAP RAP, POP RAP 2/10 Y'all know this is just my opinion, right?
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On the second installment of his Complex Closets episode, Lil Yachty shows off Yeezys, BAPEs, his Reebok collection, and his KAWS toys plus more.
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Lil Yachty debuts his mansion's extensive sneaker collection which includes original Jordans, never-worn Louis Vuittons, and other shoes too rare for the internet, in the first of a two-part episode of Complex Closets.
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Lil Boat stops by to drop a freestyle for Funk Flex at HOT 97.
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Lil Yachty stopped by the studio to talk about Lil Boat 2 that drops March 9th, how he's grown up since his last album, how he wants a girlfriend and more on The Cruz Show!
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Quality Control's Control The Streets Vol. 1 is available everywhere now.
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JBan$2Turnt ft. Lil Pump & Lil Yachty - Walked In Ready (Official Music Video) Animated by Dallas J. Corsmeier Presented by Elevator
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Watch the official music video for Lil Yachty - Get Dripped ft. Playboi Carti Stream/Download ""Nuthin 2 Prove"" featuring Get Dripped: https://lilyachty.lnk.to/Nuthin2Prove Follow Lil Yachty: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lilyachty Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lilyachtysailingteam/ https://twitter.com/lilyachty http://www.lilyachtyofficial.com/ Lyrics: [Intro] Earl on the beat Lousy [Verse 1: Playboi Carti] Run in, lil' bitch, you get hit (Boom, boom) Came in that bitch with that stick Came in that bitch with Lil Keed I got that money like blow (What?) I'm in this bitch with Lil Meech I do this shit in my sleep (Yeah) Shawty suck me, she so geeked (Yeah) Shawty fuck me, she so geeked (Yeah) I'm in this bitch and I'm fleek (Uh) I put VVS on my links Shawty can't wait 'til we link Fuck with Lil K, you get— Get laid on your ass, you get— I play with that 30, lil' bitch, yeah I need a mask for this heat, yeah I need a gas for my bitch, yeah You know that choppa don't miss You know that choppa don't miss I get this mothafucka lit, yeah Double C all on my shit, yeah Dolce Gabbana my bitch, yeah Christian Dior, I pop shit, yeah Shawty gon' fuck on my drip, yeah [Chorus: Playboi Carti & Lil Yachty] Shawty in love with my drip, woah I get that drip, you get dripped, yeah 220 all on that rear, ayy I get the drip, you get dripped (Ay) I fucked that bitch, I'm a pimp (Ay) I'm with Lil Boat, we not simp, yeah I fucked that bitch, she get bent, yeah (Ay) We in this bih with no tint (Ay, ay, ay, ay okay, yeah! yeah! yeah!) [Verse 2: Lil Yachty] Uh, thugger lil' bitch speak Ebonics (Ayy) Shootin' that Glock, supersonics (Baow, baow) I drop a dub at Onyx (Ayy) Toot, toot that thing up (Toot) Beat from the back, she runnin' (Bih, bih) Pink Prada bag, I'm thumbin' (BIh, yeah) F&N, 30 round gun you (Baow) Fuck what they sayin', they pussy (Fuck 'em) My shirt vintage Stussy (Yeah, yeah) I put them niggas on gang (Ayy) They started snitchin' Oops, back at 15 I was swipin' (Uh! Ay!) Oops, beat up that pussy, I'm Tyson Oops, niggas is reckless, triflin' (Yeah) Three cell phones, don't call me (Grr) Rich white money, Mike Lowry (Mike Lowry) Keep one joystick like Atari (Like Atari) V on my back like Bari (VLONE) Yeah (Yeah), yeah (Yeah) Me and Cash Carti go way back (Ayy, Carti) Nigga don't like me, then say that (Okay) 20 years old in a Maybach (Skrt) Hoo! flexin' (Fuck it up, damn) Young nigga flexing no 8 pack [Chorus: Playboi Carti] Shawty in love with my drip, woah I get that drip, you get dripped, yeah 220 all on that rear, ayy I get the drip, you get dripped I fucked that bitch, I'm a pimp I'm with Lil Boat, we not simp, yeah I fucked that bitch, she get bent, yeah We in this bih with no tint [Outro: Lil Yachty] Damn (Ay) Damn (Ayy, ayy, ayy, ayy) Bow, bow
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Buy + stream Lil Boat 2: https://Yachty.lnk.to/LB2 Concept by Lil Yachty Directed & Edited by Glassface (@glassface) Lil Yachty online: https://www.lilyachtystore.com http://instagram.com/lilyachty https://twitter.com/lilyachty https://www.facebook.com/lilyachtysailingteam/ Get exclusive GIFS of Lil Yachty from this video + more @ http://giphy.com/lilyachty (C) 2018 Quality Control Music, Capitol Records and Motown Records Music video by Lil Yachty performing BOOM!. © 2018 Quality Control Music, LLC and UMG Recordings, Inc. http://vevo.ly/mG2tfe