Private jets and million-dollar sports cars are highlighted as the track breaks down the highs of success and lows of their enemies. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Yeah, I was ridin' 'round in the V with the racks in the middle I was ridin' 'round in the V with the racks in the middle Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Yeah. I was riding 'round in the V with the racks in the middle Had to pray to almighty God they let my dog out the kennel When you get it straight up out the mud, you can't imagine this shit I been pullin' up in the drop tops with the baddest bitches Young na been focused on my check Mhmmhm Got a new coupe wrapped around my neck Mhmmhm Tryna put the water on my Patek Mhmmhm I got killers to the left of me Mhmmhm. We was lurking on 'em, ain't show no mercy on 'em We was goin' back to back, we put a curfew on 'em It was dark clouds on us, but that was perfect for us We know you always crash and burn, but it was working for us Limo tint the V, double check the details Gotta cross my T's and dot my I's or I can't sleep well Millions off of retail Once again, I prevail Knew that shit was over from the day I dropped my presale Hold up, let the beat build See me in the streets still I been fightin' battles up a steep hill They gave my road dog twelve, it was a sweet deal And I been ridin' solo tryna rebuild Look. I was riding 'round in the V with the racks in the middle Had to pray to almighty God they let my dog out the kennel When you get it straight up out the mud, you can't imagine this shit I been pullin' up in the drop tops with the baddest bitches Young na been focused on my check Mhmmhm Got a new coupe wrapped around my neck Mhmmhm Tryan put the water on my Patek Mhmmhm I got killers to the left of me Mhmmhm.
Compton singer-rapper Roddy Ricch was hardly known beyond the South L. You were in the recording studio when you learned you were nominated, and tweeted thanks in the form of a Nipsey Hussle rhyme. What was the story behind that? I had made a song with Hit-Boy, and it was just us on it at first. But then Nips came by the studio and heard it and said he wanted it. A week later, he was wanting to do a video, which is unheard of with him. He usually takes his time with everything, but this time was a little expedited. I had to go on the Post Malone tour the day after I shot the video, and we was up all night shooting it. How did you hook up with him? I actually did that song very early on, probably in the fall of
Check out all the complete nominees and winners list here. After the release of the song and music video -- which was filmed before Hussle's death in March -- DJ Khaled announced all proceeds from "Higher" will go to Hussle's children. DJ Khaled and co. Take the poll below to pick who you think Recording Academy voters will select as the winner, and read on to learn a bit more about the songs and artists in the running, which include J. Cole , J. Former Best New Artist nominee J. Cole has become one of the biggest names in hip-hop over the past decade, and with his talent-rich Dreamville Records imprint, is bringing many younger rappers up with him. As the album itself is a product of the collaboration of many artists, the majority who are signed to Cole's Dreamville label, this track is a shining example of both a solid rap posse cut and the collab-led album. The track features emerging L. The late, great Hussle is also up for a third nomination this year, for DJ Khaled 's track "Higher," which also features vocals from John Legend and was released after Hussle's death.
It is the last single Hussle released during his lifetime, as he was shot dead on March 31, The award marked Hussle's first Grammy win, with his family and his partner Lauren London accepting the award on his behalf. In an interview, Roddy Ricch said the song was initially only a collaboration between him and the song's producer Hit-Boy. Ricch recalls not liking the song at first, but putting his trust in Hussle who later claimed that "the streets are going to feel that shit". Rolling Stone called the track atypical of Hussle's discography, saying his collaboration with Ricch and Hit-Boy resulted in a "more radio-friendly sound", but with "radical honesty" in its lyrics, which detail Hussle speaking to a dead friend.