Kodak Black - If You Ever [HOT]
Although juvenile court records are confidential, Black has stated in interviews that he got expelled from fifth grade for fighting, and when he was in middle school, he got into trouble for fistfights, burglary, and auto theft. His adolescence included several stays in juvenile detention centers. When Black was in his late teens, he was arrested for several incidents that would become major criminal cases, including the following:
Kodak Black - If You Ever
The next several years were characterized by court dates and probation, although Black was allowed to travel for musical performances. The case that resulted in the longest prison sentence, though, came from a May 2019 arrest. Law enforcement officers arrested Black just as he was about to go onstage for a concert. He was charged with making false statements on firearm purchase paperwork. In March 2020, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison, to be served concurrently with another sentence for weapons offenses.
Wyclef Jean will forever have a place in hip-hop. As a former member of the group The Fugees and responsible for one of the most timeless rap albums of all-time, The Score, the Haitian rapper shows no signs of slowing down.
"Have you ever made love to a real hitta/A nigga that's in the field probably finessing probably out here drug dealing/I wanna know," Kodak belts out in the first part of the hook. "I'm gon' love you like I might die tomorrow, ay/I'm gon' love you like I might die tomorrow, ay,/I'm probably getting money if I ain't call you, baby/I'm gon' love you like I might die tomorrow, ay,/I'm probably getting money if I ain't call you, baby."
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On track four from disc two, Lamar informs listeners that while they might be inspired by his work and the examples set by J. Cole, Lebron James, and Future they cannot be saved by them. With help from Baby Keem and Chicago singer Sam Dew, the rapper also calls out fairweather friends on this track. He's suspicious of those "smiling in his face" and isn't sold on those who " blacked out screens and called it solidarity."
Best Lyrics: "Summer in the storm, I cannot conform / I just might love you still, just think I love me more / It ain't love if you gon' judge me for my past / No, it ain't love if you ain't never eat my ass / It ain't love if you just only tie me down because you seen me in my bag / That's why I'm anti-everyone before this mask"
This song immediately made me think of Beyoncé's 2003 song "Yes." The same way Queen Bey asserted that "the first time I say no, it's like I never said yes," Lamar says that his rap crown comes with those who get "amnesia" the first time he declines to appease them. Traditionally celebrated for not being big on braggadocious rap bars, he reveals that he purchased cars to fight the feelings associated with the fact that "Favor come with favors and you can't say no."
Best lyrics: "I would never live my life on a computer / IG'll get you life for a chikabooya / More power to ya, love 'em from a distance / Why you always in the mirror more than the bitches?"
Best lyrics: "You ever seen your mama strung out while you studied division? Your uncle ever stole from you, day after Christmas? / Seen both of those in the county jail visits / The first and the fifteenth, the only religion"
Score: 9/10 Lamar expresses how trauma can create reverence for payday. If you've ever stepped foot in a check-cashing spot after waiting all day for the mailman to bring salvation to your mailbox, or argued with your cousin about why chicken Cup O' Noodles is the best flavor, you can relate. 041b061a72