There are more than 30 guest artists spread across the 18 tracks on DJ Khaled’s new album, GOD DID, Clearly, it’s a more-is-more affair, and that’s especially true of the title track, an eight-minute epic featuring verses from Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, and JAY-Z not to mention vocals by Friday and John Legend. Naturally, this A-lister confab went straight to the Top of the Music Top Songs chart on Spotify, Kossyderrickent, Apple Music and may more…
Khaled who produced the song alongside Friday, STREETRUNNER, and Tarik Azzouz takes the intro. The famously upbeat DJ and producer shakes his head at everyone who didn’t believe in him, setting the template for the verses that follow.
They played themselves
While you hatin’ and being jealous
You could be over here embracing that love
More love, more blessings, more life
Rick Ross takes the first verse and shrugs off his adversaries, some of whom work at the IRS.
Nosedive, they just prayin’ that I crash (Huh)
Those guys, they don’t wanna see you last
They’ll jack up three million dollars up on your tax
A tub full of money, I still can’t relax
In the second verse, Lil Wayne praises God for making him into arguably the most influential—and imitated—rapper of his generation.
Dreadlocks, face tats, I’m the apex
I made the culture, what up, twin? Never laid back
I fucked the world and when I did, I practiced safe sex
I pray more and said less, God did the rest
Last up is JAY-Z, who raps for just shy of four minutes, He starts by reflecting on his legendary journey from drug dealer to billionaire and maker of billionaires.
Please, Lord forgive me for what the stove did
Nobody touched the billi’ until Hov did
How many billionaires can come from Hov crib? Huh
I count three, me, Ye and Rih
Later on, Jay floats a high-level business term, shouts out Roc Nation co-founder Jay “Breezy” Brown, and likens Rihanna’s hugely successful cosmetics and clothing lines to prescription opioids, since consumers can’t get enough.
I’m at the cap table, what the splits is?
Not that cap table, boy, we live this
Breezy what the business is
We pushin’ Fenty like Fentanyl, the shit is all legitimate (Woo).
Jay has always had something of a God complex—don’t forget that “Hova” derives from Jehova—and toward the end of his verse, he has some fun with biblical imagery.
These ain’t songs, these are hymns ’cause I’m him
It’s the Psalm 151, this New Testament
The book of Hov (The book of Hov)
Jesus turned water to wine, for Hov, it just took a stove
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