Drake References Kevin Durant’s Injury In A Line As Cold As His City
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Today, Rick Ross released his latest Drake collaboration, “Gold Roses.” Nearly six weeks after “Money In The Grave,” part of Drake’s post-Toronto Raptors-championship two-pack, he assists Rozay. HipHop-N-More confirms that this marks the first single from Ross’ Port Of Miami 2: Born To Kill campaign, likely due on the August 8 anniversary of the ’06 original. However, it features some cold bars about basketball, that has Drake sounding like the onset of his meteoric rise.
Drizzy fills his feature performance with the kind of bars that have made him a superstar in tweets and captions. “Mentally I’m already on next year, that’s some 20/20 clear vision / You sayin’ let you finish, I ain’t try’na hear it / I’m all for spiritual liftin’, but I don’t fly Spirit / I’m all for findin’ happiness, but down to die serious / All smiles, Kevin Durant trials / Had to blow it on the court, I must have blew a milli’ / I’m walkin’ on all charges, that’s my new Achilles / I know they love to rock a check, but who gon’ do it really? Really?” In a stanza of lyrics, Drake seemingly takes a subliminal jab at Kanye West, using his Taylor Swift-mic-grab language. He also uses Kevin Durant’s cringe-worthy injury to look at overcoming major setbacks and legal offensives from the past. Drake consoled K.D. following the Game 5 championship injury. The two have been friends through overlapping careers. The musician comparing his woes to a potentially career-ending injury is certain to raise a few eyebrows, especially following a tense NBA finals, with Drake court-side for the Raptors home-games, often jawing with many of the Golden State Warriors.
Drake finishes out promising a new pinnacle and putting on for his city, respectively. “Ten years in and y’all yet to hear my most impressive verses / Paid the cost to be the boss wasn’t even my most expensive purchase / Trust when I say I’m never on the sh*t they assumin’ I’m on / Tales about me are like corridos in Culiacán,” and “Hop on a float to show the city the one they appointed / The one that’s rebuildin’ schools and feedin’ the homeless / Hang with my ni**as, but sometimes I be try’na avoid it.” Meanwhile, Ross opens with a commanding set of bars. “I was nominated, never won a Grammy / But I understand, they’ll never understand me / Lot of lives lost, but I never panicked / Lot of lines crossed, I never did a Xanny,” he thumps. Over the next two verses, Ross details spoiling women who catch his eye.
Last month, R.R. stepped out with the Just Blaze-produced “Big Time,” which is also on the official AFH playlist. Earlier this week, the Maybach Music Group founder hinted at possibly getting (Drake nemesis) Pusha-T and longtime foe Lil Wayne reunited on a song. Previously, the pair featured on Kardinal Offishall’s “Swag” in 2006.
In addition to new music from Drake and Rick Ross, the AFH playlist includes tracks from Nas, Pete Rock, Big K.R.I.T., J. Cole, Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, Duckwrth, Joyner Lucas, Anderson .Paak & André 3000, Billy Danze, Tobe Nwigwe, Aaron May, 2 Chainz, Ghostface Killah, Casey Veggies, Westside Gunn, Boogie, Erick Sermon, Eminem, Pharoahe Monch, Denzel Curry, GoldLink, Benny The Butcher, Lute, Atmosphere, Masta Ace & Marco Polo, Apollo Brown & Joell Ortiz, Omen, AZ, Wu-Tang Clan, Evidence, and others.