Royce 5’9″ “Summer on Lock” Video: Pusha-T, Jadakiss, Fabolous and Agent Sasco Travel the World
As we head into fall, the seasoned lyricist wants to remind everyone that he, Pusha T, Fabolous, Jadakiss and Agent Sasco—a.k.a. Assassin—had the "Summer on Lock." The Walu-directed video for the track sees the five musicians trading bars and hooks in a New York City warehouse as Jada and Fab relocate to different countries for their respective verses.
After Push opens with the track's chorus, Royce delivers a vicious 16 and namedrops a couple New York-based artists. "I'm in the Maybach right now tryna innovate/I'm too fly, don't try to give me my props, just give me space/Your favorite artist tryna party with Puff/I'm tryna fuck Cardi in a pair of Cartier buffs, what?" he raps.
Jadakiss steps to the mic next, introducing himself with his signature laugh before spitting a narrative about an affiliate headed behind bars. "The time that he lookin' at is crucial, I can see the pain translated through his pupils/Turn yourself in, it's even worse when they scoop you/See the Jake, don't hit the brake, just go to neutral/Barbecues, white yacht parties, that's what he used to/Pool halls, clubs and cribs, that's what he shoot through."
Fab comes through in the desert with some wicked wordplay, per usual. "It's play money, my son think the foreign a toy/That's why the family gon' ball, like Lavar and his boys/I realize they wanna backstab me, then turn knife/You ain't got a hundred 'til you got two hundred, learn life."
Royce's Book of Ryan was one of XXL's best projects of 2018. Aside from the artists featured on "Summer on Lock," the 20-track LP also has guest verses from Eminem, T-Pain, J. Cole and more. A couple months prior to the long-awaited project, the Detroit MC dropped the phenomenal project PRhyme 2 with DJ Premier.
Watch the "Summer on Lock" video below.
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