Random Music News for Tuesday, January 16, 2018

He’s tired of that question. This one involves Air France. Now that Blue Monday is behind us, we can concentrate on getting through the second half of what’s been (generally) a brutal month. He must have the same genes as Keith Richards. A North Korean orchestra is going to perform at the Winter Olympics next month. This app helps by using colours. this time last year: Total albums, -21.9%; digital albums, -18.1%; digital tracks, -19.5%; physical albums, -24.9%; CDs, -28.3%; vinyl, +19.6%; streams, +61.5%. That should cut down on the chances of an attack from the DPRK. Also worth noting about SoundScan last week: Only one David Bowie album is listed even though last week was the second anniversary of its death. Having trouble selecting songs for a playlist? This is what can happen if you play your music too loud. Is tech becoming too complicated? The band is slowly dying. Here’s your music news for January 16, 2018. Here’s another musical plagiarism issue. North Korea is also sending a pop singer. How is the Pogues’ Shane McGowan still alive? Please don’t ask Dave Grohl if rock is dead. Canadian album sales vs. Interesting: 30 American AM radio stations have disappeared in the last 12 months. Another look at how Facebook has deprioritized publishers, a move that will hurt musicians. Last week, it was possible make the Billboard Top 200 SoundScan charts by selling just 589 records. A lot of people seem to think so. The New York City subway can be rough.
Random Music News for Tuesday, January 16, 2018

New Music From The Inbox – Tuesday Edition! (Jan 16, 2018): si,irene, Mallrat, Western Scene, and more!

New Music From The Inbox – Tuesday Edition! (Jan 16, 2018): si,irene, Mallrat, Western Scene, and more!
Syncopation doesn’t necessarily breed complication, and si,irene’s take is especially effective at staying light yet layered. Listen:

Artist: Svartanatt
Song: “Hit Him Down”
Album/EP: Starry Eagle Eye

Falling neatly into the nostalgic realm of late-stage classic rock, “Hit Him Down” may as well be an arena-rock revivalist movement. Plus it’s the perfect introduction to Eastern-inspired guitar rock – why not expand your horizons a little bit? Watch/Listen:

Artist: Inner Circle Avenue
Song: “Goin’ Nowhere Fast”
Album/EP: Greetings From The Inner Circle

Remember that guilty pleasure pop rock we all used to listen to in the mid 2000s? The melody carries this one, but don’t forget to don headphones to get the full ambiance. “Strange but True” exudes a breezy waviness that is difficult to resist: expect to be bopping in your seat before the runtime is up. Following closely in the same lyrical depth and vocal prowess as Lorde, Mallrat’s “Better” hits the reflective-anthem-for-a-17-year-old vibe perfectly. Horns up, brothers and sisters. Let your mind wander a bit with the plucked guitar and get back to me on that. And what does that mean? The disillusioned youth trope may be done to death but that doesn’t mean it still can’t be done well, and Inner Circle Avenue shows exactly how. Listen:

Artist: Infinite Third
Song: “Open(ing)”
Album/EP: Channel(s)

…but if you want to explore the winter blahs rather than escape them, then maybe “Open(ing)” is more your speed. Watch/Listen: Like, why blah? Watch/Listen:

Artist: Mallrat
Song: “Better”
Album/EP: Single

Oceania has been producing some serious teenage modern pop sensations lately. Artist: si,irene
Song: “awful pop song”
Album/EP: BEES

Whimsical and melancholic, this indie math rock tune is a true breath of fresh air. Watch/Listen:

Artist: Western Scene
Song: “Strange but True”
Album/EP: Single

Airy and clear, this is the dose of summertime windows-down driving indie we all need right about now. The hair is long, the guitars are heavy, the organ still has a place in rock ‘n roll – this post-psychedelic picture should be clearly painted already. The gentle movement and development of this instrumental isn’t quite trance-inducing, but definitely opens up avenues for meditative self-discovery. Preferably while peering out your snowy window and letting the winter blahs melt away. Say what you will but catchy rallying cries are still appreciated for a reason. Think you’ve got room for a bit more in your life?

How Big is the Apple App Store? THIS Big

How Big is the Apple App Store? THIS Big
More here. If things keep going at this speed, the whole ecosystem will be worth half a trillion dollars sometime in the next two years. Put another way, the global revenues in apps will exceed that of the entire box office take of the movie industry by the end of the year. But since I actually paid for a bunch of them (and I can’t remember which ones), I can’t bring myself to initiate the cull. I figure I use about a dozen of them regularly, so I could delete the other 176 and barely noticed. The App Store, which was widely pooh-poohed when it was announced, is on target to bring in bring in–wait for it $100 million dollars a DAY by the end of this year. An analytics company called Asymco says that the app economy is still growing at a crazy rate. The last time I checked, I have 188 apps on my iPhone X.

STILL MORE UPDATE: The Latest News Roundup of News on the Death of Dolores O’Riordan

On the Spotify Global Streaming Chart, “Zombie” is at #102 while “Linger” is #146 as of this morning. I’ll keep updating this post for as long as it makes sense. The most recent Cranberries record, Something Else from 2012, is up 913,350%. Officially, the Cranberries sold 567,000 albums in Canada. While no cause of death has been revealed, the family has described it as “sudden.”
The Daily Mail published some speculation from hotel workers who have been talking about the incident. In a recent interview, Dolores said ‘I think I’ll probably come back as an angel and I’d like to guide people or guard people going through similar experiences in life, whisper in their ear and kind of give them ideas on how to deal with things.’ (Via Daily Mail again)

When we look at Cranberries-related music stats, the band has basically taken over charts worldwide. Streams–and this is a big one–went from 47,000 on Sunday to 1.6 million by the end of Monday. However, because they started released albums before the institution of SoundScan in Canada in 1995, the actual number is much higher. Flipping to Amazon, “Linger” is was the third-most-listened-to song as of earlier today. That’s a bit of a red herring since the album hadn’t been selling all that well, so the raw numbers involved in this spike may not be as dramatic as you might first think. Details surrounding the death of Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan still in short supply. It appears she was found by a cleaner who thought the room was empty.  
 
  “Ode to My Family,” the first song from the second album, No Need to Argue, is the first song back on the iTunes chart, showing up at #59. As of this morning (January 16), “Zombie” was the #2 song on the Canadian iTunes sales chart with “Dreams” at #4 and “Linger” at #5. “Dreams” was #5 and “Zombie” was #8. In the US, Dolores-related music sales (Cranberries, her solo work) are up substantially over the last 24 hours. Also in the Top 200 as of this morning: “When You’re Gone” (100), “Linger” (138), “Dreams” (139) and “Salvation” (193). Digital song downloads went from 80(!) on Sunday to 7,400 over the next 24 hours. On the iTunes Canada album charts, there are four Cranberries albums in the Top 10, seven in the Top 50 and both of Dolores’ solo albums were charting at #64 and #65 respectively. Dolores’ body was discovered in the bathroom of her room at the Park Lane Hotel. After the news of Dolores’ death came out on Monday, Canadian album sales went from 10(!) the day before to over 1,000. There’s no indication of how they found the body or what condition it was in. Police say her death is “not suspicious” and that the case has been turned over to the coroner.
STILL MORE UPDATE: The Latest News Roundup of News on the Death of Dolores O’Riordan

Random Music News for Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Random Music News for Wednesday, January 17, 2018
You know Nando’s, the chicken place? The widow of the Eagles’ Glenn Frey has sued a hospital alleging the wrongful death of her husband. Um, sure. New research says at least 40 million Americans are now using smart speakers. Remember how big a deal that seemed at the time? Spotify is getting into the music doc business–kind of. Could this be the look of the next Apple Watch? He’s called “Jaybo.”
This podcast picker may make it easier to find podcasts on topics you like. Read this. Jay-Z has now trademarked his own animated character. Confused by what’s being offered as part of the infotainment package? Their Soho location in London now has a recording studio. (By the way, my Ongoing History of New Music podcast is now available on Spotify.)
Speaking of Spotify, musicians would be wise to read this article on streaming payouts. The Cure is working on a 40th-anniversary documentary. It was 20 years ago today that the story about Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky broke. And we have a release date for the Freddie Mercury biopic. London police say they consider the death of Dolores O’Riordan “not suspicious.”
The Beatles Yellow Submarine movie is going to reappear in theatres for its 50th anniversary. Why were so many big tours announced yesterday? No one thought the Oval Office could be more befouled, but… Now some music news for January 17, 2018. You’re not alone. A guy who once played bass for the Ataris has been indicted for running a $27 million real estate scam. Buying a new car?

More Music From The Inbox 17 Jan 2018 Sh$%thole Edition

Link/Listen/Watch: Artist: OVNI, “Tu Necesidad”
Album: Aterrizaje

Great band out of el Salvador
Sounds like:  classic alt rock
Link/Listen/Watch:

Artist: Yohann, “Boulem Vivan”
Album: N/A

Fantastic rock sounds out of Haiti
Sounds like:  living in the moment
Link/Listen/Watch:

Artist: Koinange Street Avengers, “School”
Album: Koinange Street Avengers

Exciting stuff out of Kenya
Sounds like:  we all learn one way or the other
Link/Listen/Watch:

Artist: Prime Circle, “Class Clowns”
Album: If You Don’t Know You Never Will

Great sounds out of Johannesburg
Sounds like:  growing up
Link/Listen/Watch:

Artist: TCIYF, “Stoners Intro”
Album: The Cum

These thrash punkers out of Soweto bring me joy
Sounds like:  sit back, relax
Link/Listen/Watch:

Artist: Politik, “Rage On”
Album: Tell Me The Answer

Awesome alt-rockers out of Cape Town
Sounds like:  something you just have to do. Welcome to the sh$%hole edition of More Music From The Inbox! In honour of the President of the United States recent pronouncement on certain places, I thought I’d share some music that I like from those places.
More Music From The Inbox 17 Jan 2018 Sh$%thole Edition

Net neutrality lawsuits come marching in

Net neutrality lawsuits come marching in
#BREAKING: I’m leading 22 AGs and filing suit today to stop the @FCC’s illegal rollback of #netneutrality. Considering FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is an appointee of the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the cards are stacked against them. Led by Eric Schneiderman, the ticket-bot-fighting top lawyer from New York, almost half the states in the union and the District of Columbia are calling on federal appeals court in Washington to review the FCC’s proposed rules. The fight’s not over yet. The lawsuits all have the support of the Internet Association, an industry group that includes Facebook, Google, Netflix, Spotify and Lyft among its members. They also argue the changes are in conflict with the government’s notice-and-comment rulemaking requirements and are otherwise “contrary to law.”
The regs, as introduced last year and approved by the FCC in December, are not yet the law of the land. Some question whether he even understands net neutrality or how his own office works, but that’s neither here nor there. And there’s more: lawsuits also were filed Tuesday by Free Press, Public Knowledge, the Open Technology Institute (part of the New America Foundation) and Mozilla. 4 prior to official listing in in the Federal Register (the US version of Canada’s Gazette) but the regulations wouldn’t take effect until April at the earliest. Stay tuned. It’s official: a coalition of nearly two dozen Attorneys Generals from across the United States are suing the Federal Communications Commission over its proposed changes to net neutrality. That’s part of what the AGs want to prevent: In the submission filed Tuesday, they ask the appeals court to put a hold on the changes, barring the FCC from changing anything until the legal actions are completed. We can’t stand by and watch one of the greatest tools for democracy ever created be turned into a private playground for the rich and powerful. https://t.co/BUXSVVVMcs pic.twitter.com/xDTbE1uIrM
— Eric Schneiderman (@AGSchneiderman) January 16, 2018

They’re asking the court to determine that the FCC’s new net neutrality regs are “arbitrary, capricious and an abuse of discretion” and in violation of federal law including the Constitution, the Telecommunications Act and FCC’s own regulations. If they’re able to secure the support of one more senator, the motion would then pass to the Republican-controlled House of Representatives and then on to the president’s desk. “With full caucus support, it’s clear that Democrats are committed to fighting to keep the internet from becoming the Wild West, where ISPs are free to offer premium services to only the wealthiest customers while average consumer are left with far inferior options,” Schumer said. The FCC published the full 530-page rule on Jan. On Monday, Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced he has the support of all 49 Democratic senators – and one Republican senator – and was just one person short of clearing a hurdle in the race to overturn the FCC’s changes. But that’s not all.

Origin Stories – Anne Murray on The Song That Revived Her Career “You Needed Me”

As an artist, you do start to get a bit uneasy, but I had also just become a mother for the first time, so I had other things on my mind. At 33, Murray had plenty to phone home about. As an artist, momentum is everything, and that kind of radio silence is typically a career killer.Thankfully for Murray, that wasn’t the case. Sometimes that works well because you’re not as nervous or scared and scrambling. She had already released a string of radio hits including a rendition of Kenny Loggins’ “Danny’s Song” (1972), “A Love Song” (1973), “He Thinks I Still Care” (1973), and a Top 10 cover of The Beatles’ “You Won’t See Me” (1974). “You Needed Me,” which appeared on her 12th studio album, Let’s Keep It That Way, revitalized her career and became her biggest record to date. She and then husband, producer and longtime host of Singalong Jubilee, Bill Langstroth, had just started a family. She had clocked both record sales and television ratings in the millions, but her focus was shifting. “At least it was in those days. By: Juliette Jagger (@juliettejagger)
When Anne Murray released, “You Needed Me” in 1978, she hadn’t had a hit single in four years. “Four years is quite a long time between hit songs,” says Murray. ‘You Needed Me’ just seemed to come into my life at the right moment, and everything else aligned.”
Continue reading via National Music Centre.
Origin Stories – Anne Murray on The Song That Revived Her Career “You Needed Me”

So how do we feel about Kid Rock playing the NHL All-Star Game?

The game is set for Tampa on January 28. The 2018 @Honda #NHLAllStar Game will feature @KidRock as the headlining entertainment! If she was a fan of the Lions, she had to be a fan of the Canucks. — historian cole (@historiancole) January 17, 2018

NHL: Why don’t any women, minorities, or people under 40 watch our sport? every #Hockey fan right now… pic.twitter.com/d07L2y5ZHE
— All Beard No Teeth (@ABNTHockey) January 17, 2018 There’s a risk he may bring these people with him. You’re awful. — Chris the Bearded (@barskchr) January 17, 2018

I just hope Kid Rock brings the rest of the Traveling Wilburys with him when he plays the @NHL All Star Game pic.twitter.com/HQ2AM8jro9
— Rob Hoadley (@robhoadley) January 17, 2018

Hey @NHL, did you actually discuss inviting Kid Rock to perform at the ASG or was it an intern error? That has to count for something. Kid Rock plays well to Florida crowds. Y’all, I’m gonna say something buckwild here but I don’t think the NHL can tout that #HockeyisforEveryone while also hiring Kid Rock who said “Why, these days, is everything so gay?” But hey, I’m sure it’s just another one of those teachable moments right @YouCanPlayTeam? Congrats NHL. Kid Rock is from Detroit. Also NHL: Let’s book Kid Rock to be the main entertainment for our biggest event of the year!! — Mike (@DeetoDC) January 17, 2018

NHL exec: “Hey! (Insert your own analysis of Florida being the home to a lot of rednecks and as America’s vestigial penis-shaped pus organ.)
He used to be married to Pamela Anderson, a Vancouver native who was discovered when she appeared on the Jumbotron at a BC Lions game wearing a beer t-shirt. He likes to drop plenty of f-bombs onstage (a potential trainwreck situation that might help TV ratings). Let’s unnecessarily align ourselves with a divisive performer in a politically sensitive time in exchange for songs at an intermission event that no one cares about for a sport that is generally not political.”
All: “this sounds like a good risk reward trade-off”
— Birdie Num Nums (@BirdieNumNums_1) January 17, 2018

WTF are you doing @NHL? pic.twitter.com/rhwYqjr4Em
— NHL (@NHL) January 17, 2018

Let’s unpack this choice:
Pros:

He’s sold 35 million records, so he’s a genuine superstar get. Sort of. In the case of the 2018 NHL All-Star Game, the league has chosen Kid Rock to perform. He grew up watching the Red Wings. That might help TV ratings. — Jason Kay (@JKTHN) January 17, 2018

You couldn’t just give auston matthews a kazoo and have kessel play the spoons huh
— hockey hurts (@MyIslanders) January 17, 2018

artists the nhl could have booked for all star weekend instead of kid rock:
– literally any elvis impersonator
– the jonas brothers
– the ghost of frank sinatra
– a roomba with an ipod attached to it
— aspiring bachelor contestant (@goalietandem) January 17, 2018

Were Limp Bizkit and Creed busy that day
— Trusted Hockey Man (@50_MissionCap) January 17, 2018

Kid rock to play the #NHLAllStar game…. It’s become de rigeur for any major sporting event to include some kind of superstar musical entertainment. He…uh… That’s all I got. pic.twitter.com/IomiXQrjwb
— Danny (@recordsANDradio) January 17, 2018

I’ve never seen NHL fans so united on anything.  
Cons:

He’s a hardcore Trump supporter (not necessarily a bad thing in Florida.)
He proudly displays the Confederate flag when he plays live (again, not a bad thing for a lot of Floridians). Twitter doesn’t like the idea for a number of very valid reasons.
So how do we feel about Kid Rock playing the NHL All-Star Game?

Let’s talk about the growth of music streaming for a moment and how the money is distributed

Let’s talk about the growth of music streaming for a moment and how the money is distributed
Click on the graphic for much, much more important info. Spotify has the largest weekly active user base of all audio streaming services (20%), with Amazon and Apple Music in joint second with 12%
·  Streaming is now the second most popular music activity (43% of all consumers), making up ground on radio (63%) fast
·  88% of streaming music subscribers look for lyrics
·  The longer consumers have been music subscribers, the more likely they are to use lyrics
·  55% of streaming lyrics users say they are more likely to pay for a streaming service that ‘has great lyrics features’
·  Lyrics features will become an increasingly important differentiation point for streaming services as competition intensifies in 2018

Might this lead to a resurrection in an interest in liner notes? According to American law firm Mannatt, Phelps & Phillips, here is how streaming revenues are distributed. Now check this out. This is direct from the press release. Music streaming is quickly becoming the dominant way people access music. Let’s start with this graphic from Statista that shows what the situation is like in the US. Now consider these stats collected by MIDiA Research. Via Manatt, Phelps & Phillips

Three-quarters of the classic Smashing Pumpkins lineup are in the studio together

It depends on how much money promoters put on the table. And if D’Arcy can’t make it, please draft in Melissa Auf Der Maur. Billy?”
“Present”
“Jimmy Chamberlin?”
“Here”
“James Iha?”
“Right over here.”
“D’Arcy? We’ll just mark her down as ‘stuck in traffic’ or something. D’Arcy? Will it happen? The focus (or so I’ve been told) will be on an arena tour sometime in the fall and not part of any festival situations. @jamesihaofficial @chamberdrums #WPC
A post shared by WilliamPatrickCorgan (@williampcorgan) on Jan 16, 2018 at 8:31am PST

…how far are we from having perfect attendance? I can just imagine this conversation happening recently in a Chicago recording studio. Shall we begin?”
With three-quarters of the classic Smashing Pumpkins lineup apparently playing nice together…

@smashingpumpkins: Not sure what cross-eyed spy took this photo, but we had a visitor to the studio the other day. “Band meeting! (Via CoS)
  I do have a Deep State source who claims that there will be a Pumpkins reunion (and possibly an album) this year. So many memories when you put the three of us together. No?
Three-quarters of the classic Smashing Pumpkins lineup are in the studio together

Geeks and Beats Podcast, Episode 158: The Technology of Blade Runner 2049

Who better to turn to than the guy behind the film’s on-screen technology than Peter Eszenyi of Territory Studio. Every time we watch a sci-fi flick the “computer screens” drive us nuts, so we decided to find out why Blade Runner 2049 didn’t suffer from user interface dreck passed-off as plot development. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS
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Geeks and Beats Podcast, Episode 158: The Technology of Blade Runner 2049

Gord Downie-inspired “longest concert ever” event now officially a Guinness World Record

The official presentation will take place at 2:30 on the outdoor community stage at 6240 Main Street in Stouffville. In the end, the show went on for 437 hours (that’s more than 18 days) and raised $90,000. Remember last spring when the Whitchurch Pup in Stouffville, Ontario, tried to pull off the longest concert ever? The whole thing was a fundraiser inspired by Gord Downie’s cancer diagnosis. They were. A Guinness judge is on his/her way to Stouffville for a special certification this Saturday during the town’s new Wintersong music festival. Kevin emailed me this morning to say that the Guinness people in both London and New York have signed off on the attempt at the Stouffville event is now officially the world record holders for “The Longest Concert by Multiple Artists” in all of recorded history. More specifically, organizer Kevin Ker and his people were looking to stage the longest continuous gig featuring multiple performers. The whole thing was subject to rigorous video monitoring to make sure that all the rules set down by the Guinness Book of World Records were followed. And now they’re in.
Gord Downie-inspired “longest concert ever” event now officially a Guinness World Record

Black Veil Brides – Wake Up

Untill the day I die
A world that kept the truth

Oh o-oh, Wake up!
All we know is time
Bleeding out our youth

We’ll shout it from the tallest building
We’ll be here when the heart stops beating
We’ll be here when the heart stops beating
Our hearts that never fade
We’ll be here when the heart stops beating

See it in our eyes
We, won’t let them turn away
I will fight for you
Oh o-oh, Wake up!
Create a holy war
We’ll be here when the heart stops beating
Oh o-oh, Wake up!
We, won’t let them turn away

Our hearts that never fade
Oh o-oh, Wake up!
We’ll show them what they made

We the nation of today
We’ll shout it from the tallest building
And sell it back to you
We’ll be here when the heart stops beating
Oh o-oh, Wake up!
Our heats that never fade
We’ll show them what they made
Standing on the stage
We the nation of today
That we were never blind
Our hearts that never fade
We’ll be here when the heart stops beating

We, won’t let them turn away
We, won’t let them turn away
We the nation of today
We’ll be here when the heart stops beating
We’ll show them what they made
We’ll show them what they made
We the nation of today
Hidden in the lies
It’s slipping from our lives
Oh o-oh, Wake up!
We’ll be here when the heart stops beating

Kodak Black – Roll In Peace (feat. XXXTentacion)

That you ain’t gon ride for me
Why you got a Jesus piece?
Why you got a Jesus piece?
Why you got a Jesus piece?
Last time I wifed a bitch she told the world I beat her, huh
You ain’t the one for me, baby
Got on my knees like "Jesus please"
He don’t even believe in Jesus
Well maybe I’m not your speed bitch
Well maybe I’m not your speed bitch
That you ain’t gon ride for me
Bitch, I needed you drastically, yeah
Or maybe I’m just too street, bitch
Or maybe I’m just too street, bitch
Why you ain’t show me none of the love you say you have for me, yeah
You ain’t even showing me the love you say you got me for me
[Chorus: Kodak Black]
He don’t even believe in Jesus
Maybe I’m sick, no check up, yeah
Maybe I’m out your league, bitch
Everybody notice me (yeah)
Said I knocked her period on
[Pre-Chorus: Kodak Black]

Say you gon’ blast for me, yeah
I ain’t gon’ do the nigga shit ’cause I’m too good for features, huh
They tried to give me eight
If you wanna leave just leave, but you ain’t gotta lie to me
Forcing with a nigga, no Yoda, huh
[Intro: Kodak Black]
I can’t even roll in peace (why)
There ain’t no loyalty, you lied to me
That mean a young nigga got what on me? (ayy)
I’ma just switch my flow up, yeah
Maybe I’m just too G for you
[Pre-Chorus: Kodak Black]
I can’t even go to sleep (why)

Everybody notice me (yeah)
Ayy lil’ shawty, pop my whoadie
There ain’t no loyalty, you lied to me
You ain’t even got no cheese, bitch
That you ain’t gon ride for me
You ain’t even showing me the love you say you got for me
[Verse 1: Kodak Black]
You want me to take my time with you
Maybe I’m out your league, bitch
I’m rolling on a bean (yeah)
I can’t even go to sleep (why)
Well maybe I’m not your speed, bitch
You said that you gon’ ride for me
Maybe I’m just too G for you
Maybe I’m just too G for you
They tried to give me eight
Got on my knees like "Jesus please"
I’m rolling on a bean (yeah)
Aye, everything be like, off the top these days like
I can’t even roll in peace (why)
Got on my knees like "Jesus please"
Everybody notice me (yeah)
Instead of looking over my shoulder, huh
You want me to take my time with you
[Chorus: Kodak Black]
These days, I don’t even know what a pad is these days, ya know
You ain’t got shit I need, bitch
[Outro: Kodak Black]
Boy, you need to run your check up, yeah

Or maybe I’m just too street, bitch

[Pre-Chorus: Kodak Black]
Hit her face down with her ass up, ayy

(We got London on the track!)

Maybe I’m out your league, bitch
You ain’t even showing me the love you say you got me for me
You ain’t even got no cheese, bitch
Fuck that hoe ’cause she a nat nat
You say that you gon’ ride for me, ayy
You ain’t the one for me, baby
You ain’t got shit I need, bitch

Hit her from the back, damn that bitch bleeding
I’m eatin’ on you niggas, can’t catch up, ayy
Remember when I had that poker, huh
And you say that you gon’ ride with me
Pockets on Pinocchio, poking yuh
Baby, you’re bad for me, yeah
Even the blind can see (fuck)

I can’t even go to sleep (why)
Say you gon’ clap for me, yeah
I ain’t gon’ fuck the nigga bitch ’cause I know she a eater, ayy
Even the blind can see
You ain’t got shit I need, bitch
And when they locked Lil Kodak up, my nigga I couldn’t believe it, huh
If you wanna leave just leave, but you ain’t gotta lie to me
Even when I’m fucking, I’m masked up, ayy
You want me to take my time with you
Maybe I’m sick, no throw up, yeah

[Verse 2: XXXTENTACION]
Baby, that’s blasphemy, yeah
There ain’t no loyalty, you lied to me
I was goin’ through tragedy

I can’t even roll in peace (why)
He don’t even believe in Jesus
They tried to give me eight
You ain’t the one for me, baby
You ain’t even got no cheese, bitch
I’m rolling on a bean (yeah)
I’m eatin’ on you niggas, no ketchup, yeah
I’m in London, got my beat from London
Even the blind can see (what)
If you wanna leave just leave, but you ain’t gotta lie to me
[Chorus: Kodak Black]