After the new Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar and Future single premiered on The Breakfast Club this morning, it seemed inevitable that the Black Panther album cut would surface shortly thereafter. Now, as is so often the case with midnight releases, the song has arrived on streaming platforms in select international markets, meaning North American consumers will have to resort to alternative measures to catch this one. Despite that, the song is out there, and it’s exactly what you’d expect from a combination like this – fire.
Over an up-tempo, percussive instrumental, Jay Rock comes off with a fluid double-time verse, a warm up for his up-coming album (due later this year). At this point, it’s clear that all three rappers are at the top of their game, rhyming with an obvious sense of confidence. While this isn’t as lyrically focused as some of Rock’s previous material, his presence and delivery remain on point. Check this one out now, and sound off below – who had the best verse?
I’ve been ready, my whip been ready,
My bitch been ready, my clique been ready
My shit’s been ready, my cheque’s been ready
My shot’s on full, that’s armageddon