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Dave East Breaks Down “Perfect” Lyrics & Meaning on #Verified

Harlem rapper Dave East got his big break when he was discovered by Nas in 2014 and signed to the legendary MC’s Mass Appeal label. Last week, East dropped his Paranoia: A True Story EP and one of its most popular songs is the lead single ‘Perfect’ featuring Chris Brown. The track has already racked up over one million Spotify streams since its release on July 28. As East explains to Genius, ‘Perfect’ is a tribute to all of the different women in his life. Read more

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NBA Youngboy Breaks Down “Untouchable” Lyrics & Meaning on #Verified

Louisiana rapper NBA YoungBoy (a.k.a. YoungBoy Never Broke Again) dropped his mixtape 38 Baby in 2016, garnering millions of SoundCloud streams and earning the 17-year-old rapper cosigns from Atlanta artists like 21 Savage. He’s kept his momentum going into 2017 despite legal troubles—he was released from jail in May following a slew of charges related to a drive-by shooting in Baton Rouge, La. This summer, he dropped Al YoungBoy, which includes the D. Brooks Exclusive-produced single ‘Untouchable.’ The track has racked up an impressive 41 million Youtube views, and he broke down its lyrics in Genius’ latest episode of Verified. Read more

Cousin Stizz Breaks Down “Headlock” Lyrics & Meaning on Verified

Boston-bred rapper Cousin Stizz first surfaced in 2015 with the release of his debut album Suffolk County. This year, he signed a deal with RCA and dropped his third album One Night Only in July featuring the breakout single ‘Headlock.’ The track is produced by Vinylz and features Migos rapper Offset. Since its release on April 13, ‘Headlock’ has been streamed more than four million times on Spotify alone. As Cousin Stizz explains to Genius, the track was inspired by a bottle of the iconic cognac brand Hennessy, his drink of choice. Read more

DeJ Loaf Breaks Down “No Fear” Lyrics and Meaning on #Verified

Detroit native DeJ Loaf first went viral with her breakout hit ‘Try Me,’ which peaked at No. 6 on the Hot 100. Soon after, she toured with Nicki Minaj, grabbed a spot in XXL’s 2015 Freshman Class and collaborated with artists like Eminem, Kid Ink, and Big Sean. ‘No Fear’ is the first single from her long-awaited debut album Liberated. It’s produced by Christoph Andersson, who has previously worked with artists like G-Eazy and features DeJ reflecting on a short-lived relationship. Read more

Tyga Breaks Down “Move To L.A.” Lyrics & Meaning on #Verified

Tyga linked up with Ty Dolla $ign in early July for ‘Move To L.A.,’ an A.E. and Bedrock-produced track that appears on Tyga’s recent mixtape #BitchImTheShit2. On the song, Tyga reimagines Ma$e and Total’s 1997 hit ‘What You Want,’ borrowing lines and emulating Ma$e’s flow. ‘Move To L.A.’ also takes pointers from Curtis Mayfield’s ‘Right On For the Darkness,’ which is sampled on Ma$e’s track.
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24hrs Breaks Down “What You Like” Lyrics & Meaning on #Verified

24hrs, Wiz Khalifa, and Ty Dolla $ign link up on the Hit-Boy produced ‘What You Like.’ On the track, which appears on 24hrs’ recently released EP Night Shift, the three croon about their luxurious lifestyle. Read more

Sevyn Streeter Breaks Down “Before I Do” Lyrics & Meaning on Verified

Earlier this month, Sevyn Streeter released her debut studio album titled Girl Disrupted. One of its standout singles, ‘Before I Do,’ is about addressing rumors she’s heard about the man she’s interested in. The song interpolates Aaliyah’s cover of The Isley Brothers’ ‘At Your Best (You Are Loved).’ Read more

YFN Lucci Breaks Down “Key To The Streets (Remix)” Lyrics & Meaning on Verifed

Atlanta rising MC YFN Lucci released his debut mixtape, Wish Me Well, back in 2014. Over the next two years, he built a steady following and released his breakout hit ‘Key To The Streets (Remix)’ last year, which peaked at No. 70 on the Billboard Hot 100. Its remix, which came together pretty much courtesy of 2 Chainz, also features Quavo and Lil Wayne. Read more

Wale Breaks Down “Fashion Week” Lyrics & Meaning on #Verified

Wale teamed up with G-Eazy for one of his latest album SHINE’s leading singles ‘Fashion Week.’ The DMV MC took inspiration from the fashion shows he went to during his time at two HBCUs. He and G-Eazy trade bars over Christian Rich production about taking women out on the town, but Wale’s not exactly looking for love these days. Read more

French Montana Breaks Down “Unforgettable” Lyrics & Meaning | Verified

French Montana celebrated his 32nd birthday by dropping the Swae Lee-featuring summer smash ‘Unforgettable.’ The song is currently sitting at No. 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 24 on the Genius Top Songs Chart. For French, the song came together immediately and was a “marriage between the beat, the culture, the sound.” Read more

The-Dream Breaks Down “Shawty Is Da Shit” Lyrics & Meaning on #Verified

The-Dream is one of our generation’s greatest songwriters. And while he’s penned some of your favorite songs by Beyoncé (‘Single Ladies’), Justin Bieber (‘Baby’), Rihanna (‘Umbrella’), and many more, he’s also dropped massive hits of his own. Take ‘Shawty Is Da Shit,’ the first single from his 2007 debut studio album, Love Hate, produced by Los Da Mystro and StarGate. Read more

SZA Breaks Down “Love Galore” Lyrics & Meaning on #Verified

SZA’s long-awaited debut album CTRL is finally here and the first taste of her new project was ‘Love Galore’ featuring Travi$ Scott. On the Carter Lang and THANKGOD4CODY-produced track, she croons about putting herself first after a shoddy affair. Read more

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