Here are the best looks from the Governors Ball 2021

Here are the best looks from the Governors Ball 2021

The festival brought a sensory overload to New York City last weekend with amazing musicians and vivid fashions.

By Greta Rainbow

Photographer Rowmel Findley

September 29, 2021

A music festival is an opportunity to pull a look that you wouldn’t wear back to the office or classroom when reality returns on Monday morning. It’s also countless hours of being on your feet, in the sun, in a crowd of hyped-up strangers. The coolest kids showed up to Gov Ball 2021 at Citi Field last weekend in fanny packs and stomping boots, merging practicality and style for the 10th anniversary of New York City’s hometown fest.

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The big pants / tiny top trend is still going strong (and is appropriate for singing along to the lyrics of headliner Princess Nokia’s banger, “Tomboy”). Grunge prevails, from chain details to slouchy cardigans to the funky characters featured in The FADER x No Negativity’s Gov Ball merch collab. The top footwear choices were hands-down Dr. Martens, cowboy boots, dad sneakers, and a classic pair of Nikes.

If you’re missing the energy already, or stayed home and are feeling the FOMO, cop your own look on Gov Ball’s Instagram. J Balvin, EARTHGANG, Breland, Orville Peck, and King Princess debuted exclusive tees that speak to each artist’s aesthetic.

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Read on for our favorite fits from all three days and all four stages.

(L): @mellamogoodchild / (R): @aminahope17

 

DJ GOODCHILD and friend Amina are chilling in silks, waiting for Smino to take the stage. “I was saying to her all weekend, it’s a music festival, I should wear the ‘Get Plowed’ shirt. It’s the last day so I’ve got that on under my staple corset with a Tripp NYC kilt, New Rock boots, and the Nike Elite socks in case I gotta dunk on somebody.” Amina “just threw something on” but took Gov Ball as an opportunity to wear a bondage-style harness that is usually just hanging from her closet doorknob.

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Kathia and Ali are wearing threads, fuzzy patches and peace-sign earrings all made by Kathia herself — okay, except for the wild western boots. “I wish I’d made these. I got them at a vintage store in Woodstock,” she says. Her style is “a bit schizophrenic, just like my music taste.” Case in point: the girls were en route from King Princess to Cordae to Megan Thee Stallion. Kathia’s brand, Psychedelic Threads, is a collection of tufted rugs, wallhangings and apparel made from upcycled mixed materials. She’s open for album art commissions.

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Artist and DJ Sonika Misra has always been a Michael Jordan fan, but she became full-on obsessed with the Chicago Bulls after watching the 2020 Netflix miniseries The Last Dance. “I went on eBay searching for Bulls stuff and found this homemade dress. I had to get it. There’s no tag or anything.” Paired with classic Asics, it was the perfect fit for shuttling between shows and the artists’ area where she was hanging with New York-based rapper MIKE.

@salliebabeln

 

Allie is ready to bounce to Burna Boy in Telfar track pants that were lying on her bedroom floor from an event last week (perks of co-founding a production company). Pulling a cake-frosting pairing of pink and red, Allie brought it back to earth with a black linen tank and 70s orange-tinted glasses.

Being the last weekend in September, Gov Ball is blazing hot with no shade during the day and chilly once the sun drops down for the evening headliners. Rashid is transitioning to fall in leather shorts and wool Alexander Wang while clutching to summer with colorful, layered necklaces. The mini Telfar bag is obviously appropriate for all seasons. Rashid is inspired by Jean-Michel Basquiat, from his hair to his art to his attitude. Not so much the Uniqlo collab, though; that’s basic.

(L) @littlemonster_565 (R) @tiffysingss

 

Is purple Tiffany’s favorite color? “No, I just woke up today and wanted to be it.” Meanwhile, black and white are more Crystal’s speed. Tight pants and comfy shoes are necessary for the day’s plans: dancing to Megan Thee Stallion and A$AP Rocky. Just watch those toes.

The Olivia Rodrigo-spearheaded grunge revival doesn’t quit, with black lace, silver details and ripped fishnets spotted all over the festival grounds. New Orleans native Dylan wears a plaid dress from The Ragged Priest that suggestively zips all the way down. “How did I get dressed today? I put on whatever I thought would make Phoebe Bridgers fall in love with me.”

(L) @pinksweats / (R) @jl.bunny

 

Pink Sweat$ and his band were on-brand in baby pink Dickies overalls and Dr. Marten’s. But his girl — ahem, fiancée — was also serving her own variation of dreamy bubblegum style. Bunny wears a mini wrap top and ombré fringe pants from the Mexican label Thrifts+Threads, also seen on the likes of Hailey Bieber and Maren Morris.

If this superior look is any indication, R&B-influenced singer-songwriter UMI is on the up and up. Her friend, the childrenswear designer Janáe Roubleau, was inspired by UMI’s “aura, her magical essence” to style her in a complex woven dress and ethereal bodice. It’s giving Avatar.

Black and white, tatted up, and in The FADER x No Negativity x Gov Ball. It’s the new classic.

(R) @cowboy.kevv

 

The heavy-handed country western trend still has New York in a chokehold. Gov Ball saw boots, big buckle belts, and hats that — if they weren’t too precious — were thrown on stage for heartthrob artists like 24kGoldn to catch. When Kevin grabs the mic from Levar Mcdonald, a.k.a. DickByAir., that’s his cowboy confidence talking. Originally from Montana, all of Kevin’s clothes are from the heartland. His bandana is subtly bedazzled, a piece by his friend’s brand Ugly Cherries.

(L) @k.f.i.n.e.s.t (R) @isabel.r.y

 

FIT and NYU students Isabel and Caleb doubled up on AF-1s for a full day of standing around and waiting for Billie Eilish to start. Caleb wears a corset-style top designed and sewn by Isabel, repurposing a thrifted Nike hoodie that was way too big. “She’s basically my model… and my best friend.”

@r1llyr1l

 

Ril is a musician, a self-described “21-year-old visionary”, and how they dress is another mode of their creative expression. This wild thrifted fit is not a costume, they clarify. They normally look this good.

Levar Mcdonald, a.k.a. DickByAir, had to stop Asti-Loren and her semi-TikTok-famous service dog Luna the Tuna in their tracks to ask how they coordinated so well. The answer: it’s easy when you already resemble one another and both love teal.

Check out The FADER x No Negativity Governors Ball merch drop

Check out The FADER x No Negativity Governors Ball merch drop

To celebrate Gov Ball’s 10th anniversary, we’ve teamed up with No Negativity LLC for a capsule collection available in The FADER shop and at Citi Field all weekend.

By Greta Rainbow

September 24, 2021

This weekend marks the 10th anniversary of Governors Ball, New York City’s iconic, multi-genre music festival. The festival has grown exponentially since its debut, and the looks on the ground have diversified at the same time — there are fewer identikit skinny-jean fits now, and far more colorful expressions of identity. To celebrate that decade of creative growth, The FADER and No Negativity LLC are partnering with Gov Ball on a merch collab for fans and artists alike.

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No Negativity founder Levar Mcdonald, also known as DickByAir, brought together his homies to create stickers, tote bags, T-shirts, and hoodies promoting a straightforward but radical message: “see people beyond their labels.” While the merch is in an array of saturated colors, it’s not so literal as the Pride flag. Four main characters throwing peace signs and rocking baby tees, drawn in a ’90s grunge style by FIT student Vincenza Grippe, defy categorization. (One is literally an alien.) Like all of us, they’re here for the music.

Mcdonald understands feeling boxed in, growing up as a Black creative with limited access to the arts in Brownsville, Brooklyn. About six years ago, he started No Negativity as a Facebook group chat of 100 people, adding any poets, designers and musicians he knew of. Members reached out to each other to collaborate, and the chat quickly quadrupled in size. Now Mcdonald is raising money for a physical community center where 3D printers and a photography studio replace the traditional gym and lap pool. A portion of all No Negativity x FADER merch purchases will go toward the effort.

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“Without spaces like this, I feel like we’re forcing kids to become athletes when so many have creative dreams,” Mcdonald says. “I want No Negativity to be the place to work on a project, to use Adobe without paying a fortune, to meet the person who has your dream job.”

Music has always been an equalizing force on the pages of FADER, at the Gov Ball mainstage, and in New York. “I’ve done so much here and don’t always get the recognition. Agencies leave me on seen or steal dope ideas that I pitched. I’ve been grinding for 10 years, so to be at Gov Ball not just as an attendee anymore but a part of it, it’s full circle,” Mcdonald says. Another sign he’s made it: he showed his friend Virgil Abloh the No Negativity x FADER T-shirt design and got his full approval.

On Friday you can catch the creator at Leon Brides and Billie Eilish. Saturday he’ll be bouncing between Aminé, Megan Thee Stallion, and longtime favorite A$AP Rocky. Sunday is for discovering newer acts like Amaarae. “I’m open to everyone as long as it’s live,” Mcdonald says. “Whenever someone sends me a song I’m like, ‘No. Just invite me to their show.’”

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Check out some highlights from drop below, find the full collection in our shop, and keep an eye out for The FADER x No Negativity at Gov Ball and on socials all weekend.

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    Wiki and Navy Blue share video for new song “Can’t Do This Alone”

    Wiki and Navy Blue share video for new song “Can’t Do This Alone”
    Half God, Wiki’s new album, drops October 1.

    By Jordan Darville

    September 22, 2021

    The new music we’ve heard from Wiki‘s upcoming album Half God has been slow-burning old soul rap music with a special fire: instead of being motivated by a hunger to be the best rapper, Wiki treats his music as an investment into his own self-discovery. That vibe continues “Can’t Do This Alone,” Wiki’s new song with Navy Blue, the rapper and producer handling the beats behind Half God. Life is pouring out of the music metaphorically as well as literally — the sheer chemistry makes the song feel like a big grin, and both rappers rhyme about their respective births. The intimacy carries over in the song’s music video, where both rappers walk the streets of New York City, meeting fans and eating pizza together. It’s just really nice. Check it out above.

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    Cardi B & Offset’s Atlanta Mansion Flooded By Hurricane Ida

    Cardi B shared unsettling images of property damages due to Hurricane Ida.

    Despite celebrating the birth of their baby boy, Cardi B and Offset might be dealing with some insurance claims for property damages. News reports and viral videos depict terrifying sights of infrastructure damage, Subways submerged underwater, and even people being swept away by Hurricane Ida’s floodwaters over the last few days. There have also reportedly been nine tragic deaths as a result of the flooding.

    This weather system has seen the destruction of many cities, including New York, New Jersey, and New Orleans, as well as Atlanta, according to Cardi B‘s home assessment.

    Cardi B’s house, unfortunately, was not exempt from the hurricane’s course. She documented the disaster and subsequent destruction on her Instagram Stories. Her hardwood flooring showed some damage after her Atlanta home was flooded, and residual water can still be seen covering the floors. Her bathroom also showed significant flooding, with debris lying on floors. The rapper captioned the photos of the devastation to her property with phrases like “THIS STORM AINT NO H*E” and “Storm is no joke.”

    In 2019, Offset and Cardi relocated to the three-story mansion in Buckhead, Atlanta, which is home to several celebrities such as Tyler Perry and Kenny Rodgers. The home was originally listed for $5.8 million, but the ultimate price has yet to be determined. Fortunately, the damage to the star’s property was limited, and she, as well as her family, are in good health.

    Fans are happy that the celebrity is safe, but this flooding pales in comparison to the catastrophic destruction in New York. Viral clips showing the devastating flooding and power outages in New York and other major cities have been circulating on social media platforms, and an outpouring of prayers has been issued as a result. There has also been a state of emergency declared in New York City as of Thursday, September 2nd.

    Hurricane Ida is reported to be one of the most destructive hurricanes to hit Louisiana, coming in second only to Hurricane Katrina in terms of damage. On August 23rd, the storm began as a tropical wave in the Caribbean Sea. However, it grew stronger as it moved away from the Caribbean, eventually becoming a hurricane. On August 29th, it made landfall at Port Fourchon, Louisiana, and it has been wreaking havoc ever since.

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    Sara Evans – Anywhere Lyrics

    Hey, you and me baby
    We’re flying on a wing a prayer
    Can’t tell you where we’re going
    I just know that we’re gonna get there
    Got all that we need in a cart in a checkout line
    Hey, I’ll bag while you scan
    I bet we beat the traffic in time
    Top down, now you’re singin’
    It’s such a beautiful day
    I don’t care what you’re thinking
    Baby, put your map away

    ‘Cause we can go anywhere
    Yeah, we can go anywhere
    I don’t care
    California, Mississippi, all the way to New York City
    As long as you ride shotgun with me
    Anywhere
    Love will get us there

    Tell your boss maybe you’ll come back
    And maybe you won’t
    Well, in life sometimes people take chances

    Most times they don’t
    Don’t wanna sit on the side of the road
    While our dreams pass me by
    I’m sick of livin’ my life in park
    I wanna live in it drive

    ‘Cause we can go anywhere
    Yeah, we can go anywhere
    I don’t care
    California, Mississippi, all the way from New York City
    As long as you ride shotgun with me
    Anywhere
    Love will get us there

    Anywhere
    Yeah, we can go anywhere
    I don’t care
    California, Mississippi, all the way to New York City
    As long as you’re riding shotgun with me
    Anywhere
    Yeah, we can go anywhere
    Oh, we can go anywhere
    Love will get us there

    New York City to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination to attend indoor concerts

    New York City to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination to attend indoor concerts
    At least one dose of the vaccine will be needed to enter indoor dining, gyms, and more, beginning September 13.

    By Jordan Darville

    August 03, 2021

    Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images.

     

    Concert attendees in New York City will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to attend all indoor shows as part of new pandemic mitigation procedures implemented on Tuesday.

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    Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the plan as part of the “Key To NYC Pass,” which will also require New York City residents to get at least one COVID vaccination shot to work out in a gym, eat inside a restaurant, and more. New York City will be the first city in the United States to implement vaccination-based mandates on these activities. The changes will take effect on September 13.

    De Blasio tied the new rules to the surging number of COVID-19 cases in the city as the Delta variant continues to spread across the United States. “Climbing this ladder is giving us more and more ability to fight back (against) the delta variant,” the mayor said during a press conference. If vaccination rates do not rise, de Blasio said, he expected that further restrictions would be implemented on those without a COVID-19 vaccine.

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    Watch Desus & Mero interview Bobby Shmurda

    Watch Desus & Mero interview Bobby Shmurda
    The rapper discussed his time in jail, oxtail, and new music.

    By Jordan Darville

    July 26, 2021

    When Bobby Shmurda was locked up for six years on gang-related charges, the New York City rapper found some relief in Showtime’s late-night talk show Desus & Mero. Now that he’s finally free, Bobby is sitting down for an interview with the duo, and an extended cut of Sunday’s conversation was uploaded today on YouTube.

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    From the jump, it’s clear that every person involved is really excited for the interview to take place, which is what makes it so fun to watch. Desus & Mero thank Bobby for his shout-out from prison (“That put the battery in our backs,” Mero says) and go on to discuss different aspects of incarcerated life, from Bobby’s attempts to stay humble amid hunger for his release to the difficulties of making a salad while locked up.

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    Before they play a game of mini-golf, Bobby gives a brief update on music, including his collaboration with Migos: “We got all types of different music coming out,” he said. “We got the Shmurda shit coming out. We got the Shmigos shit coming out. It’s going to be a lit summer.” Watch the full interview above.

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    Listen to MIKE’s new album Disco!

    Listen to MIKE’s new album Disco!
    The NYC rapper has also announced dates for a 2021 tour.

    By David Renshaw

    June 21, 2021

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    New York rapper MIKE has dropped new album Disco!. Scroll down to listen now. The album is MIKE’s follow-up to 2020’s weight of the world and is entirely self-produced with MIKE working under his DJ Blackpower alias.

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    In addition to dropping his latest project, MIKE has also announced details of a world tour. Starting in October, the Small World Big Love tour includes 13 headline shows in North America plus a further raft of shows in Europe. MIKE is also set to play at Governors Ball Music Festival in New York City on September 25.

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    MIKE will play:

    10/14 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd
    10/15 – Richmond, VA @ The Camel
    10/16 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle (Back Room)
    10/17 – Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5
    10/19 – Nashville, TN @ The Blue Room at Third Man Records
    10/21 – Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village
    10/22 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
    10/23 – Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary
    10/24 – Cleveland @ Mahall’s
    10/26 – Buffalo, NY @ Rec Room
    10/27 – Monkey House in Winooski, VT
    10/28 – Winooski, VT @ Monkey House
    10/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA

    11/21 – Helsinki, Finland @ Kuudes Linja
    11/22 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Obaren
    11/24 – Göteborg, Sweden @ Oceanen
    11/25 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Pumpehuset
    11/26 – Berlin, Germany @ Burg Schnabel
    11/27 – Zürich, Switzerland @ Exil
    11/29 – Paris, France @ La Place
    11/30 – Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique
    12/3 – Manchester, UK @ YES
    12/5 – Glasgow, UK @ CCA
    12/6 – Leeds, UK @ Headrow House
    12/7 – Bristol, UK @ Rough Trade
    12/8 – London, UK @ Bussey Building

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    Listen to a new mix from Doss

    Listen to a new mix from Doss
    For The Lot Radio in New York City.

    By Jordan Darville

    June 10, 2021

    Doss‘s new EP 4 Hit Songs, released after a seven-year absence from electronic music production, packs a full-length’s amount of energy and catharsis. Even when she’s recontextualizing other artists’s work for a DJ mix, hearing Doss in the musical realm is always notable. Her latest set is an hour-long mix of electro bangers performed for The Lot Radio in New York City. Things kick off with a remix of Madonna’s “Music” that sounds ripped from the soundtrack of a futuristic racing game for the Playstation One, a vibe that continues throughout. Bonus points for the cute, 3D Dreamcast-era puppy character in the stream’s YouTube video, playing above.

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    Paul Young – Hope In A Hopeless World Lyrics

    The baby’s born in New York City
    Wrapped in a blanket that’s tattered and worn
    Mama’s doing the best she can
    Findin’ hope in a hopeless world

    Her eldest boy
    Well he stayed in school
    Listen to mama
    Didn’t drink or use
    But every job he wants
    He gets refused
    Is there hope in a hopeless world

    Looking for hope in a hopeless world
    Searchin’ for love in such hateful times
    Tryin’ to stay strong
    While the mind gets weak
    I’m lookin’ for hope in a hopeless world

    On a corner stands a young girl
    The home she left was from the better part of town
    Her daddy did things she’d rather not talk about
    Is there hope in a hopeless world

    You gotta quarter for the homeless
    Spare some changes for a soldier who fought the war
    Put some money in those hats and in those tins
    Give them hope in a hopeless world

    Gotto find hope in a hopeless world
    Lookin’ for love in such hateful times

    Lookin’ for hope in a hopeless world
    I got to ease my mind
    Ease my mind

    You gotta listen to the voice inside you

    That speaks of love
    Don’t compromise , realise
    The time is quickly passing by
    There are mountains to climb
    You can’t be standing still

    The churches are full but the prayers are not heard
    Saturday’s child don’t want to go to Sunday school
    Whatever happened to the golden rule
    Teach them hope in a hopeless world
    Somebody out there’s got to listen
    Somebody out there’s got to know what I’m talking about
    Raise your hand if you’re with me

    Give them hope in a hopeless world
    Gotta find hope in a hopeless world
    Gotta in love
    Gotta find love in hateful times
    Gotta find love
    Gotta find love and free your mind
    Gotta find love
    Is there hope in a hopeless world
    Is there hope in a hopeless world

    Billie Eilish, A$AP Rocky, Post Malone, and more announced for Governors Ball 2021

    Billie Eilish, A$AP Rocky, Post Malone, and more announced for Governors Ball 2021
    The festival will return to Citi Field in New York City on September 24-26, 2021.

    By Jordan Darville

    May 04, 2021

    Governors Ball Festival, 2018. Photo by Burak Cingi/Redferns

     

    The full lineup of the Governor’s Ball 2021 Festival has been announced. Billie Eilish, A$AP Rocky, and Post Malone will headline the three-day all-ages event, taking place on September 24-26 at Citi Field in New York City.

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    The announcement coincides with New York’s gradual reopening, though there may be some COVID-19 precautions in place. From a press release: “The festival will follow all state and federal guidelines mandated at the time of the event.”

    Citi Bank customers have access to a ticket presale starting today, May 4th at 9:30 AM EST until Thursday, May 6th at 11:59 AM EST. Tickets open to the general public on Thursday, May 6 at 9:30 AM EST at GovBall.com. Single-day tickets or three-day packages are available.

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    Find the full lineup below:

    Full Governors Ball 2021 lineup

    FRIDAY
    Billie Eilish
    DaBaby
    RÜFÜS DU SOL
    Leon Bridges
    Portugal. The Man
    24kGoldn
    Future Islands
    Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist
    EarthGang
    Tate McRae
    Sasha Sloan
    Orville Peck
    ODIE
    Bartees Strange
    99 Neighbors
    RMR
    Bankrol Hayden
    LAUNDRY DAY
    LOONY
    Nasty Cherry

    SATURDAY
    A$AP Rocky
    J Balvin
    Megan Thee Stallion
    Phoebe Bridgers
    Pink Sweat$
    King Princess
    Aminé
    Big Thief
    Cordae
    Bleachers
    A R I Z O N A
    Charlotte Lawrence
    The Brothers Macklovitch (A-Trak & Dave 1)
    MUNA
    BRELAND
    Chiiild
    MIKE
    Oliver Malcolm
    Nation of Language
    Sarah Barrios

    SUNDAY
    Post Malone
    21 Savage
    Ellie Goulding
    Young Thug
    Burna Boy
    Carly Rae Jepsen
    Jamie xx
    Dominic Fike
    Smino
    Duck Sauce
    Princess Nokia
    KOTA The Friend
    UMI
    100 gecs
    Yeek
    Bachelor (Jay Som + Palehound)
    Amaarae
    RIZ LA VIE
    TeaMarrr
    mazie

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    Afrojack & David Guetta – Hero Lyrics

    [Verse 1]
    Little girl, only seventeen years old
    Life just got in the way
    Don’t know what to say
    She’s heard it all before
    Lying on her bedroom floor
    Thinking my life has to be worth more
    She dreams of going to New York City
    Her heart’s already there
    But her head’s fighting a war
    Little girl, only seventeen years old
    Looking for a star but it’s just too dark

    [Pre-Chorus]
    When streams get a little bit wider
    And it’s hard to swim across the water
    And the scars get a little bit deeper
    And a flame turns into a fire
    Tonight whеn you need a way home
    Someone to lеan on, some kind of hero
    It’s there when you look in the mirror
    Staring back at you

    [Chorus]
    There’s a hero in you
    You
    You
    There’s a hero in you
    You
    You
    There’s a hero in you

    [Verse 2]
    Old man trying to make it on his own
    Looking at the space where his wife once was
    Wants to find just something to believe in
    He hears a knock at the door this evening
    She says I’m going to New York City to follow my dreams
    Would you come with me?
    Little girl, only seventeen years old
    Looking at the stars in her granddad’s eyes

    [Pre-Chorus]
    And the streams get a little bit wider
    But together they cross the river
    And the scars get a little bit lighter
    And the sky looks a little brighter
    Tonight when you need a way home
    Someone to lean on, some kind of hero
    It’s there when you look in the mirror
    Staring back at you

    [Chorus]
    There’s a hero in you
    You
    You
    There’s a hero in you
    You
    You
    There’s a hero in you

    Joe Budden Angered By Plane Supporting R. Kelly

    R. Kelly has become one of the most despised artists ever since the revelation that he will have to face multiple sexual assault charges. While most of the popular opinion has been turned against him, it seems he has at least one die-hard supporter in New Jersey. The fan even went through the trouble of paying for a banner on a plane to make his or her feelings known.

    The former Slaughterhouse rapper caught the fan’s message and decided to share it with his followers as well as his disgust with the person responsible. Joe Budden, who seemed confused by the entire incident, recorded the moment on his phone before posting it on various social media accounts.

    In the short clip, he can be heard saying: “Look at this, only in New Jersey,” before adding: “Are you fucking kidding me, buddy? This is what you waste your good, hard-earned money on to see? You gotta be shitting me.”

    Joe Budden sees a R Kelly Banner in the sky pic.twitter.com/XcK2K93aB3

    — 2Cool2Blog (@2Cool2BIog) April 19, 2021

    The message that the fan paid for reads, “R. Kelly was set up for monetary gain!” Very few people share this person’s sentiments as Kelly’s music has been more or less canceled and is rarely played on major radio stations or networks anymore. His troubles began soon after the multi-part docuseries, Surviving R. Kelly.

    Following that, he was charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in Illinois in February 2019. The “Your Body’s Calling” singer was slapped with 10 federal sexual abuse and obstruction of justice charges later that year. That wasn’t the end of it either as he later faced another 18 federal charges between Illinois and New York courts all in 2019. He is expected to be moved from Cook County jail to New York City ahead of his sex trafficking trial this summer, according to various media reports.

    Earlier today (April 19), the New York Post revealed that an alleged R. Kelly associate, Michael Williams, copped a plea deal. He apparently admitted that he lit one of the accuser’s father’s rental cars on fire as he tried to silence and intimidate the family of Azriel Clary. She is one of the alleged victims, according to the docuseries, who was living under his supervision.

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    Listen to Armand Hammer’s Alchemist-produced album Haram

    Listen to Armand Hammer’s Alchemist-produced album Haram
    The rap duo shares their fifth studio album.

    By Sajae Elder

    March 26, 2021

    New York rap duo Armand Hammer, made up of members billy woods and Elucid, shared their fifth studio album Haram on Friday. Produced in full by The Alchemist, both rappers’ ardent flows fit perfectly over the producer’s signature murky drums and cinematic samples. The album, which boasts features from Earl Sweatshirt and Quelle Chris, serves as the duo’s first project since their 2020 album Shrines.

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    Alongside the release of Haram, the duo also shared the visuals for album opener “Sir Benni Miles,” a clip that finds them rapping through various streets, back alleys, and underpasses across New York City.

    Watch the video above and listen to the album below.

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    Show Me the Body share new EP Survive

    Show Me the Body share new EP Survive
    A three-pack from the N.Y.C. hardcore group.

    By Jordan Darville

    March 19, 2021

    Show Me the Body. Photo by Yulissa Benitez.

     

    Show Me the Body are back with a short burst of new music in the form of Survive, a three-song EP aptly titled for the present moment.

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    The release follows the New York City experimental hardcore band’s album Dog Whistle, and they’re not striking any more of an optimistic or conciliatory tone than they did on that project. Opening track “Rubberband” is a spoken-word four-on-the-floor techno dirge, and “People On TV” captures the burnout and rage from logging on and seeing so many videos of so much death. The EP’s title track, which features the refrain “I never cry watching pigs die,” made it to our Songs You Need list back in February.

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    Below is a statement from Show Me the Body on the recording process of Survive and their other activities around recording the music for the project. If you’re kind of person who feels guilty about not doing anything productive during the pandemic, maybe skip over the band’s message and dive straight into the music.

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    “During this isolation we had to recalibrate. Recalibrate both how we exist as a band and how we cultivate power within our community. Our live performance is not just a moment for us, it’s our weapon, our language, and our ceremony. Without it, we had to reconfigure how we interact with our community. We established CORPUS headquarters. With our team, we started CORPUS Family, a branch of CORPUS focused on community initiatives; Burning World Book Club, a clothing drive, and a studio residency. We are preparing CORPUS Self-Defense initiatives as well as open jam sessions as soon as safety will allow for it. We built a studio in our headquarters. Survive is the first project to be written and recorded top to bottom in the CORPUS studio. The songs deal with spiritual and physical isolation, as well as staying ready and preparing for the next time we come together.”

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    Barleyjuice – State Of Desiree Lyrics

    On a Christmas night, on a Dublin flight,
    we did toast with stars in our eyes.
    And the lights of New York City shone,
    like a million diamonds from the sky.

    We had come to work in the promised land,
    where we dreamed we’d be happy all the day.
    Now it’s been two years and I am left here,
    in the state of Desiree

    In the bustling throng of the customs queue
    we were tired and yearned just to lay.
    And we separated without thought
    at the hand of the TSA.

    And I answered questions about me youth,

    and they searched me and let me walk away,
    and when I turned around she could not be found,
    my darling Desiree.

    Let the rain fall down upon my brow,
    for my love has gone awry.
    Did she leave me here for a Yankee boy,
    on the dos-legged blue S flight(?)
    Did she lose recall, has she been detained,
    Was she linked to the IRA?
    Oh the years go by and I’m not set free,
    From the state of Desiree.

    The years go by, I am not set free,
    The state of Desiree.

    Bell X1 – Sugar High (Live At Brattle Theatre, Boston) Lyrics

    Let’s build up tall into the sky
    We can sit on those beams and smile
    And eat our sandwiches and smoke cigarettes
    Like those boys who built New York City
    No fear of falling, oh, it looks so pretty
    Oh look, a funeral, a carnival

    Sugar, sugar so high, high

    Let’s build all this shit, no one’s ever gonna buy
    When we come ’round we’ll blame the sugar high
    And act all sheepish and kinda sorryish

    They’ll just sit there like monuments
    Plastic flapping in the wind like a flag so sad

    Sugar, so high, high

    Hey Charlie, don’t you know?
    Seanie, don’t you know?
    Paddy, don’t you know the Baileys?
    Good old boys at the races

    Yeah, in a big tent at the races

    He’s a friend of mine, he’s a friend of yours
    He’s a friend of ours like not so wise guys
    Yeah, not so wise guys

    And they’ll do anything for sugar, sugar so high, high
    Yeah, anything for sugar, sugar so high, high

    Anything, anything
    Can’t let go of the good times
    Good times, good times

    Sugar so high
    Sugar, sugar so high

    Free to those who can afford it
    To those who can afford it
    Very dear to those who can’t
    Those who can’t

    Free to those who can afford it
    To those who can afford it
    Very dear to those who can’t
    Those who can’t

    Jim Jones – Reppin’ Time Lyrics

    [Intro]
    I’M BACK! I’m on my Dipset shit, 20-30 grand in one pocket, foreign car
    outside…living life fast, you niggaz need to catch up, slow pokes
    NYC…Here We Go Again!

    DIP,DIP SET! I GET ON EXTRA GRIND, I GET ON EXTRA GRIND, I GET ON EXTRA
    GRIND…WHEN IT’S, WHEN IT’S REPPIN TIME
    WHEN IT’S REPPIN TIME, WHEN IT’S WHEN IT’S REPPIN TIME, WHEN IT’S REPPIN
    TIME, WHEN IT’S WHEN IT’S REPPIN TIME

    [Chorus One]
    I GET ON EXTRA GRIND, I GET ON EXTRA GRIND
    I GET ON EXTRA GRIND WHEN IT’S WHEN IT’S REPPIN TIME (DIP DIPSET!)
    WHEN IT’S REPPIN TIME, WHEN IT’S WHEN IT’S REPPIN TIME (DIPSET)
    WHEN IT’S REPPIN TIME, WHEN IT’S WHEN IT’S REPPIN TIME (DIP DIPSET!)

    It’s Dipset Season, you ready to grind? Get money, rep yours, what you know
    about that? Everyday we hustle, you hear me, YOU HEAR ME? I got money on my
    mind man, we the talk of New York
    you niggaz want action, I got a movie for ya!

    [Jim Jones]
    I’m in the coupe relaxing (like that)
    you see the roof collapsing (drop the top!)
    I got my paper up although I’m still kufi smacking! (smack the shit out you!)
    And it’s God fearing, foreign car steering
    60 thou Jabar wearing, just beat a trial hearing
    You should catch me walking cocky out the courtroom (diddy bopping!)
    Like eat my dust, a buck 40 for the Porsche zoom (ZOOOOOOOOOM!)
    Back in population (what else?)
    we cop drops to race ’em (BALLIIIING!)
    we getting money over here WHAT’S YOUR OCCUPATION?!?!
    We on top of things, and we got them things (them birds)
    But we only sell them birds, you tryna cop a wing? (you a petty hustler)
    I know the real Rich…the REAL Richard Porter
    RIP he left the hood to us, we own the corners! (HARLEM!)
    The bright lights and my big city
    my ice bright and the wrist silly (FLOSSIIIIIIING!)
    I’m risking Fed time, front page headline
    make the pedal hit the floor til the throttle red line!

    [Chorus Two]
    DIP DIP DIP DIPSET! WHEN IT’S REPPIN TIME, WHEN IT’S WHEN IT’S REPPIN TIME (DIPSET)
    WHEN IT’S REPPIN TIME, WHEN IT’S WHEN IT’S REPPIN TIME (DIPSET)
    WHEN IT’S REPPIN TIME, WHEN IT’S WHEN IT’S REPPIN TIME (DIPSET)

    WHEN IT’S REPPIN TIME, WHEN IT’S WHEN IT’S REPPIN TIME (DIP DIPSET!)

    [Jim Jones]
    I let my pants sag (why?), so I can show my ass (KISS MY ASS!)
    It’s twenty g’s a pocket, that’s cause we blowing cash (that’s NOTHING!)
    And when the photo’s flash (SMILE!), Gallardies going pass
    Lights, camera’s, autographs…”Wet Willies”, call a cab
    The fast life is pricey, the time piece is icey (BLINGING!)
    And my niggaz moving fish scale just like the Pisces!
    Momma raised a thug, lawyers when we face the judge (Kelina!)
    This is the chance we take to try and put ya brain on drugs
    …and we invade the clubs standing on the furniture
    Throwing gang signs, two stepping with our burners tucked (EASTSIIIIDE!)
    and we will burn you up like three star alarm
    WE ARE THE BOMB HUNDRED G’S ON THE CHARM (Byrd Gang!)
    You’d think I own the cleaners how I wash that paper
    And now we at the dealer tryna cop all flavors (BALLIIIIIIING!)
    We at the dealer dog (yeah), so how you feeling y’all?!?
    ….just tear the ceiling off, f*ck the light we peeling off!

    [Chorus Two]

    [Chorus One]

    [Jim Jones]
    The young and the restless…live life reckless
    House money on the necklace the pigs want him arrested
    Cause I’m obsessed with the guns and the vest’s
    cause when you get some cake, the candles come with a death wish!
    The rock star living (what else?), the hot cars and women (LAVISH LIFE!)
    …the God forgive him, hope the cop cars don’t get ’em (SQUALIIIIIIIIE!)
    This for them niggaz that…at the club, throwing stacks (BALLIN!)
    At Star Wars, they threw two I threw four back!
    and I’m back, it’s Mr. New York City
    My hat to the back, I stay flyer than a Frisbee
    We still diddy bopping (yeah)
    we still could get it poppin (yeah!)
    ain’t nothing change but the year of the Range
    And the clouds still moving with the squamy (loaded)
    and the gangsta’s don’t die, we get MONEEEEY and move to Miami!

    When it’s repping time, I get on extra grind
    40 cal, an extra nine Dipset the cities mine!

    [Chorus Two]

    Lion Babe – Native New Yorker Lyrics

    Running pretty, New York City girl, 25, 35
    Hello baby, New York City girl

    You grew up riding the subways running with people
    Up in Harlem, down on Broadway
    You’re no tramp but you’re no lady
    Talking that street talk
    You’re the heart and soul of New York City

    Love is just a passing word
    It’s the thought you had in a taxi cab
    That got left on the curb
    When he dropped you off at East 83rd

    You’re a native New Yorker

    You should know the score by now
    You’re a native New Yorker

    There you are, lost in the shadows
    Searching for someone
    To set you free from New York City

    Where did all those yesterdays go
    When you still believed
    Love could really be like a Broadway show
    You are the star, when did it close?

    You’re a native New Yorker
    No one opens the door
    For a native New Yorker

    LION BABE – Native New Yorker

    [Intro:]
    Eyy, ah ah ha
    New York girl
    Runnin’ pretty, New York City girl
    25, 35, hello, baby, New York City girl

    Lion Babe – Native New Yorker Lyrics continue below:

    You grew up ridin’ the subways,
    Running with people
    Up in Harlem, down on Broadway
    You’re no tramp, but you’re no lady (no lady)
    Talkin’ that street talk (oh)
    You’re the heart & soul of New York City
    Oh-oh-ooh

    Love is just a passing word
    It’s the thought that you had
    In a taxicab that got left on the curb

    When he dropped you off at East 83rd

    Oh, oh, oh
    (Oh, oh, oh)
    You’re a native New Yorker
    You should know the score by now
    (You should know by now)
    You’re a native New Yorker
    (Yeah,
    Oooh, ooh, ooh)

    There you are, lost in the shadows
    Searchin’ for someone
    To set you free from New York City
    And, whoooah
    Where did all those yesterdays go?
    When you still believed
    Love could really be like a Broadway show

    You were the star, when did it close?

    Oh, oh, oh
    (Oh, oh, oh)
    You’re a native New Yorker
    No one opens the door for a native New Yorker.

    (Ooh, ooh, ooh
    Break it down
    Oh, it’s my city)

    (Where did all those yesterdays go?
    When you still believed
    Love could really be like a Broadway show
    You were the star)

    You’re a native New Yorker
    You should know the score by now
    You’re a native New Yorker

    Ey
    Oh, oh, oh

    Uuuuh uuuh

    New York
    New York
    New York city girl.

    Rihanna Shows Plenty Cleavage On Date Night With A$AP Rocky

    Fans are raving about Rihanna’s latest outfit for a night out with A$AP Rocky.

    As one of the biggest female style icons on the planet, Rihanna tends to turn heads everywhere she goes. During her latest buzzworthy outing, the Savage X Fenty boss was spotted in a sexy leather ensemble while out in New York for dinner with her rumored boyfriend A$AP Rocky.

    The beauty and fashion mogul was showing cleavage in an alluring mesh and leather pairing. Clad in an unbuttoned Bottega Veneta leather shirt that is worth around $4,000 according to Page Six, RiRi gave onlookers a glimpse of her black mesh bra and distinguishing chest tattoo.

    The singer also donned a mesh Bottega Veneta coat and vintage YSL fur with white pumps and an R13 baseball cap. The overall look captured the attention of fans and admirers, some of who are probably extremely jealous of A$AP Rocky right now.

    Rihanna and A$AP Rocky just recently returned from their Christmas trip in Barbados where they were seen hand in hand on a pier enjoying some quality time. The couple met up in New York on Monday to have dinner at popular Italian restaurant Emilio’s Ballato.

    Rihanna shows off her curves in leather for dinner with A$AP Rocky https://t.co/k5HNFHYGrr pic.twitter.com/GNFk0Z7Xx7

    — Page Six (@PageSix) January 21, 2021

    According to ENews, a source says they arrived separately. “They entered the restaurant through different doors and tried to be discreet. A$AP Rocky entered behind a bodyguard and ducked inside quickly. Once everyone arrived, they sat together with a group of friends,” the source said. The couple also left the restaurant separately as according to this source, “They stayed for over two hours before leaving separately. Rihanna left with friends and avoided being seen with Rocky.”

    The dinner was reportedly held to honor late A$AP Mob artist A$AP Yams, who died on January 18, 2015. Every year on the anniversary of his death, the Mob gathers for “Yams Day”. Rihanna and A$AP Rocky were even spotted together at last year’s tribute in New York City, the 2020 Yams Day Benefit Concert.

    Rihanna and A$AP have been trying to keep their relationship under wraps, but she is taking him home to the Caribbean and showing up two consecutive years to honor his departed friend. It’s safe to say these two are emotionally invested.

    Do you think the couple has big Valentine’s Day plans?

    Sam Hunt – Breaking Up Was Easy in the 90’s Lyrics

    Play this song

    [Intro]
    Yeah, man, oh man, oh man

    [Verse 1]
    Bartender looked at me like
    “Pony up, man, we’re closin’ down”
    I paid the tab, and I turned around
    Got on that phone on the way home
    And ended up down the rabbit hole again
    It’s funny how you haven’t changed a bit
    But you’re twice as pretty
    Glad you finally got to see New York City
    And I know it’s not a race
    But it looks like you’re gettin’ over me
    Faster than I’m gettin’ over you
    But hey, what you gon’ do?

    [Chorus]
    I’m sick of sittin’ at the house, dyin’ on my phone
    Wishin’ I was somewhere I can be alone
    Try to let you go, somethin’ always reminds me
    I bet breakin’ up was easy in the ’90s
    I’m tired of gettin’ drunk, tired of bein’ free
    Tired of seein’ pictures I don’t wanna see
    Girl, you’re everywhere, everywhere but behind me
    I bet breakin’ up was easy in the ’90s

    [Verse 2]
    Back then, I could’ve convinced myself
    That maybe you called when I was out
    But you didn’t know what to say, so you didn’t leave a message
    And that you’re probably at home right now, sound asleep
    ‘Cause goin’ out isn’t really your thing
    And I wouldn’t have a clue what you been up to lately
    Or who you been up to it with
    But when I don’t miss your calls, I miss you callin’
    And I go ’round and ’round again

    [Chorus]
    I’m sick of sittin’ at the house, dyin’ on my phone
    Wishin’ I was somewhere I can be alone
    Try to let you go, somethin’ always reminds me
    I bet breakin’ up was easy in the ’90s
    I’m tired of gettin’ drunk, tired of bein’ free
    Tired of seein’ pictures I don’t wanna see
    Girl, you’re everywhere, everywhere but behind me
    I bet breakin’ up was easy in the ’90s

    [Bridge]
    Modern love, it’s the modern hearts breakin’
    I’m just a product of my generation, and I
    ‘Bout had enough, watchin’ you gettin’ on with your life

    [Chorus]
    Baby, I’m sick of sittin’ at the house, dyin’ on my phone
    Wishin’ I was somewhere I can be alone
    I try to let you go, somethin’ always reminds me
    (I bet breakin’ up was easy in the ’90s)
    I’m tired of gettin’ drunk, tired of bein’ free
    Tired of seein’ pictures I don’t wanna see
    Girl, you’re everywhere, everywhere but behind me
    I bet breakin’ up was easy in the ’90s

    [Outro]
    Hearts breakin’
    I’m a product of my
    Oh, a product of my generation, oh, and I
    My baby, my baby

    Mandy Moore – Fifteen Lyrics

    [Verse 1]
    Young girl, up early
    Wasn’t old enough to drive
    Took a trip from Seminole County
    With her mother by her side
    Next up, New York City
    World was falling at her feet
    She thought she was making music
    But she was only filling seats

    [Chorus 1]
    No regrets, with a few exceptions
    Every wrong turn, was the right direction
    Still a part of me
    Still a part of me

    [Verse 2]
    Glowsticks, pink cotton candy
    A touch of glitter on her lips
    On parade for the radio station
    So they’ll play her biggest hits
    Missed prom, missed graduation
    No college end of Fall
    On the road with a boyband, singing
    For the people in the mall

    [Chorus 2]
    No regrets, with a few exceptions
    Learning to love all the imperfections
    That are still a part of me
    Still a part of me
    Still a part of me
    Still a part of me

    [Instrumental Break]

    [Bridge]
    Somewhere between the demo
    And the lonely public eye
    So real, real famous
    Without even knowing why

    [Chorus 3]
    No regrets, with a few exceptions
    Every wrong turn was the right direction
    Learning to love all the imperfections
    That are still a part of me
    Still a part of me
    Still a part of me
    Still a part of me

    Tall Tall Trees – The Wind, She Whispers Lyrics

    There is truth and there are stories
    From the day when she was born
    Like the hearts that beat before me
    I will try
    I will try
    I will try

    She was born near New York City
    Where the lights can burn your eyes
    It’s no wonder why it’s so pretty
    Where the stars fall from the sky

    Like the wind, she whispers sweetly
    In my ear she sings in rhyme
    Though the words I can’t remember
    I will try
    I will try
    I will try

    In the morning she’s an angel
    After noon, she stands a child
    By the evening time she’s singing
    All through the night she dreams so wild

    Like the wind, she whispers sweetly
    In my ear she sings in rhyme
    Though the words I can’t remember
    I will try
    I will try
    I will try

    Just to be there when the sun goes down
    Not to freak out when the darkness rolls around
    Doesn’t anybody see what I see?
    Might be impossible to heal this body

    No one tells me when I’m dreaming anymore
    I’m drifting endless on a sea without a shore
    Oh, my love, shine shine shine
    And maybe I might finally find her tonight
    I will try
    I will try
    I will try
    I will try
    I will try
    I will try
    I will try
    I will try
    I will try
    I will try, try
    I will try, try
    I will try, try

    Tish Hyman – What It Feels Like Lyrics (feat. Ty Dolla $ign & DeJ Loaf)

    [Chorus: Tish Hyman]
    100 thousand cash, I can show you what it feels like
    Birkin bag, I can show you what it feels like
    200 on the dash, I can show you what it feels like
    That’s a real ass ’cause I know what it feels like
    Weeks in Dubai, I can show you what it feels like
    Thousand dollar meals, I can show you what it feels like
    Trapping on the grind, I can show you what it feels like
    Tell you that I’m on and that’s what it feels like

    [Verse 1: Tish Hyman]
    I’m from New York City so you know you better come, right
    Tourin’ overseas, no sleep ’til sunrise
    If that was your girl, then she wasn’t last night
    Don’t be mad at me, nigga, that’s your life
    Said she love my jewels, wanna know what it feel like
    You got too many rules and she lookin’ for the free life
    Drop top Rolls, she tryna catch a breeze like
    She know I got the gold, she tryna catch a breeze like

    [Chorus: Tish Hyman]
    100 thousand cash, I can show you what it feels like
    Birkin bag, I can show you what it feels like
    200 on the dash, I can show you what it feels like
    That’s a real ass ’cause I know what it feels like
    Weeks in Dubai, I can show you what it feels like
    Thousand dollar meals, I can show you what it feels like
    Trapping on the grind, I can show you what it feels like
    Tell you that I’m on and that’s what it feels like

    [Verse 2: Ty Dolla $ign]
    She know what it feels like
    She know Dolla lay the pipe (aw yeah)
    Baby got a past (so what?)
    She got miles on that ass
    Shawty been in mansions
    Shawty been in foreigns
    I just follow shawty
    She told me you’re borin’
    Hotel, hotel suite (hotel, hotel, hotel)
    I’ma do the Louis supreme
    Shoppin’ ’til we fall out (fall out)
    We just f**k after we fall out, ooh yeah

    [Chorus: Tish Hyman]
    100 thousand cash, I can show you what it feels like
    Birkin bag, I can show you what it feels like
    200 on the dash, I can show you what it feels like
    That’s a real ass ’cause I know what it feels like
    Weeks in Dubai, I can show you what it feels like
    Thousand dollar meals, I can show you what it feels like
    Trapping on the grind, I can show you what it feels like
    Tell you that I’m on and that’s what it feels like

    [Verse 3: DeJ Loaf]
    Chanel bags, Givenchy
    The back of the woods, watch you lean on me
    Your nigga be purp’ed out
    I ain’t talkin’ ’bout I no weed
    I been with the same OG’s
    Bust down, twin Rollies
    Bust ya down, try to rob me
    Whoa
    Passport, get you stamped
    Have you ever flown on a jet?
    Baby, let me take you there
    Pick a place, we go there
    Eeny meeny minie moe
    We spend it all ’cause there’s plenty more

    [Chorus: Tish Hyman]
    100 thousand cash, I can show you what it feels like
    Birkin bag, I can show you what it feels like
    200 on the dash, I can show you what it feels like
    That’s a real ass ’cause I know what it feels like
    Weeks in Dubai, I can show you what it feels like
    Thousand dollar meals, I can show you what it feels like
    Trapping on the grind, I can show you what it feels like
    Tell you that I’m on and that’s what it feels like

    Jonathan Ayaz – Oceans Lyrics

    This life is crazy
    Moving different places
    New York City or west coast before the Fall
    Only got some time
    To make this mine
    Let’s make this moment last, f**k it up til the last glass

    Oh, we’re all just wanderers
    Oh, taking it turn by turn
    Oh, gonna let the record burn
    Oh, oh

    Just let the waves crash down
    We’re gonna make the most of right now
    Won’t be taken by the oceans
    Won’t be taken by the oceans
    Yeah, yeah, yeah
    Yeah, yeah, yeah

    So many doubt us
    Crazy’s what they call us
    Cuz we refuse to say anything will get in our way
    Try to take my style
    Catch up it’ll take a while
    I’m in a different lane, making them go insane

    Oh, we’re all just wanderers
    Oh, taking it turn by turn
    Oh, gonna let the record burn
    Oh, oh

    Just let the waves crash down
    We’re gonna make the most of right now
    Won’t be taken by the oceans
    Won’t be taken by the oceans
    Yeah, yeah, yeah
    Yeah, yeah, yeah

    Oh, we’re all just wanderers
    Oh, taking it turn by turn
    Oh, gonna let the record burn
    Oh, oh

    Just let the waves crash down
    We’re gonna make the most of right now
    Won’t be taken by the oceans
    Won’t be taken by the oceans
    Yeah, yeah, yeah
    Yeah, yeah, yeah

    Pete Molinari – New York City Lyrics

    [Verse 1]
    I’m alive in New York City
    I’m alive in New York City
    New York City is keeping me alive

    Ain’t no need to strive in New York City
    No need to strive in New York City
    Ah, New York City is keeping me alive

    [Chorus]
    Well it’s not so bad
    Ah, but then it’s really not that good
    Where I go I see all the people sad
    They wouldn’t help even if they could

    [Verse 2]
    I’m alive in New York City
    Your spirit dies in New York City
    Ah, New York City is keeping me alive

    [Chorus]
    Well if I just had
    Another chance to do some good
    Where I go I see all the people sad
    I help you, I help you if I could

    [Verse 3]
    I’m alive in New York City
    I’m alive in New York City
    New York City is keeping me alive

    I’m alive in New York City
    Your brains get fried in New York City
    Ah, New York City is keeping me alive
    Ah, New York City is keeping me alive

    Chelsea Cutler – Crazier Things Lyrics

    [Snippet]

    [Verse 1]
    I’ve been trying not to think about it, I can’t help it
    I know you don’t wanna hear from me, but I am selfish
    And it kills me inside that you can drink on Friday nights
    And not even pick up the phone
    Yeah, it amazes me that you move on so easily
    From someone that you once called home

    I wish you had enough discipline for the both of us
    Just because I don’t know how to turn off the way I feel
    I know you always fell out love so damn easily
    But honestly, I don’t think you ever had something real

    [Pre-Chorus]
    Until you met me, drinks in New York City
    f**k, you looked so pretty
    Think I fell in love before I even knew your birthday
    Kissed you on our first date
    Somehow I knew someday
    This would hurt ’cause I could never let you go

    [Chorus]
    Oh, I’ll spend my whole life
    Hoping your heart is free, heart is free
    Oh, I’ll spend my whole life
    Hoping your heart is free, heart is free
    Oh I’ll spend my whole life
    This ain’t part of me, part of me
    ‘Cause you had all of me honestly

    [Verse 2]

    [Pre-Chorus]
    Until you met me, drinks in New York City
    f**k, you looked so pretty
    Think I fell in love before I even knew your birthday
    Kissed you on our first date
    Somehow I knew someday
    This would hurt ’cause I could never let you go

    [Chorus]
    Oh, I’ll spend my whole life
    Hoping your heart is free, heart is free
    Oh, I’ll spend my whole life
    Hoping your heart is free, heart is free
    Oh I’ll spend my whole life
    This ain’t part of me, part of me
    ‘Cause you had all of me honestly

    G-Eazy – K I D S Lyrics

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    [Intro]
    Haha (Nitrose)
    This a sick one, yeah
    New York City, the city of dreams
    Yeah, uh, yeah

    [Verse 1: G-Eazy]
    Staying up, they’re like, “What do you got against sleep?”
    Playing Donnis first tape, presented by 10.Deep
    Spending money like, “Fuck it,” because I ain’t cheap
    Look, when you go away, it ain’t shit that you can keep
    Feel like fuck it, we partying, going mad dumb
    Up&Down, all these Soho girls wanna have fun
    Life is easy when all you doing is taking photos
    She got a couple of scars, but she don’t like to show those
    Her agent books her a cover and everything is great
    I can’t recall where I met her, a simple twist of fate
    She ain’t used to all-nighters, so she thinks 6 is late
    The sun is up and these demons still tryna pass a plate
    Couple drugs in my system, faded, my vision is blurry
    Phone on one percent, I called an Uber quick in a hurry
    Die, fuck it, I’m here, now my phone is dead
    I’m fucked up, I know I should go to bed, but fuck it

    [Chorus: G-Eazy]
    We don’t never really sleep, I’m still up now
    Dodging raindrops, tryna duck clouds
    I don’t fuck with people, I don’t like crowds
    It’s my world and I don’t give a fuck now, yeah
    Got me thinking ’bout my life
    If I could do it all again, I’d do it twice
    If I could do it all again, Lord, forgive me for my sins
    This city never sleeps under bright lights, yeah

    [Verse 2: Dex Lauper]
    Can’t believe my brother died outside of grandma house
    He just took a bullet to the brain, now I’m standing under a cloud
    No one ever gonna give a fuck about you now
    That’s why I ride around with a stain and there ain’t no looking down
    As a youngin, the devil pulled up and mama gave him my soul
    When you try and buy your masters back, and then your death’s the goal
    But how you gon’ tell me about this life when you ain’t got your soul?
    Drug you up like a puppet, and then they go and take control
    I lost my brother, had to go ‘head and look at my life
    If I regret it or I’m just go’n ‘head and just get that ice
    If I’m in Inglewood, then I’m just with my blooda Ice
    I’m on a time where I might just go ahead and risk my life
    See all them times when you do wrong, know you gon’ pay the price
    I swear that karma the biggest bitch I met up in my life
    In this industry, that’s all they know is sacrifice
    They tried to go tell me they just wanna take my life

    [Chorus: G-Eazy]
    We don’t never really sleep, I’m still up now
    Dodging raindrops, tryna duck clouds
    I don’t fuck with people, I don’t like crowds
    It’s my world and I don’t give a fuck now, yeah
    Got me thinking ’bout my life
    If I could do it all again, I’d do it twice
    If I could do it all again, Lord, forgive me for my sins
    This city never sleeps under bright lights, yeah

    Taylor Swift – False God Lyrics

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    [Verse 1]
    We were crazy to think
    Crazy to think that this could work
    Remember how I said I’d die for you?
    We were stupid to jump
    In the ocean separating us
    Remember how I’d fly to you?

    [Pre-Chorus]
    And I can’t talk to you when you’re like this
    Staring out the window like I’m not your favorite town
    I’m New York City
    I still do it for you, babe
    They all warned us about times like this
    They say the road gets hard and you get lost
    When you’re led by blind faith, blind faith

    [Chorus]
    But we might just get away with it
    Religion’s in your lips
    Even if it’s a false god
    We’d still worship
    We might just get away with it
    The altar is my hips
    Even if it’s a false god
    We’d still worship this love
    We’d still worship this love
    We’d still worship this love

    [Verse 2]
    I know heaven’s a thing
    I go there when you touch me, honey
    Hell is when I fight with you
    But we can patch it up good
    Make confessions and we’re begging for forgiveness
    Got the wine for you

    [Pre-Chorus]
    And you can’t talk to me when I’m like this
    Daring you to leave me just so I can try and scare you
    You’re the West Village
    You still do it for me, babe
    They all warned us about times like this
    They say the road gets hard and you get lost
    When you’re led by blind faith, blind faith

    [Chorus]
    But we might just get away with it
    Religion’s in your lips
    Even if it’s a false god
    We’d still worship
    We might just get away with it
    The altar is my hips
    Even if it’s a false god
    We’d still worship this love
    We’d still worship this love
    We’d still worship this love, ah

    [Outro]
    Still worship this love
    Even if it’s a false god
    Even if it’s a false god
    Still worship this love