Joyner Lucas fans can rejoice as the Massachusetts rapper has released a new song from his upcoming album along with a music video.
On Friday (June 23), Lucas dropped off “Broski,” the fifth individual release from his forthcoming LP, following “Cut U Off” featuring YoungBoy Never Broke Again, “What’s That?,” “Blackout” featuring Future, and “Devil’s Work Part 2.”
Not Now, I’m Busy is due August 18 and will be the Grammy-nominated rapper’s first album since 2020. Its latest single exhibits the intricate storytelling that he is best known for and details how people become envious of those they previously supported.
The video, which stars singer and Power actor Rotimi, is an illustration of Lucas’ lyrics about friends who change when money and power enter the equation — check it out below.
The “I’m Not Racist” rapper’s debut studio album, ADHD, debuted on Billboard 200’s Top 10 rankings and earned RIAA gold certification. He has since made a name for himself as an imaginative, thought-provoking and often polarizing MC.
On the recently released “Devil’s Work Part 2,” he reimagines a world that can reverse celebrity deaths, eliminate social justice issues and overturn pop culture tragedies. Released in March, the songwriter envisions a world that reverses Will Smith‘s infamous Oscars slap as well as Pop Smoke’s death, Tory Lanez’s case with Megan Thee Stallion and more.
“Erase that Will Smith slap and turn him back around/ Or wait ’til they get backstage so they could have it out,” Joyner raps. “Or maybe make it so that Chris chose a different joke/ A different topic, somethin’ Jada won’t be mad about.”
He continues: “Matter of fact, let’s talk about the shit I’m sad about/ When Pop Smoke accidentally leaked that address out/ Lord, You know the streets crazy, how You dropped the ball/ When You know n-ggas keep a target on these rappers now?”
On another part of the track, he wishes that Tory never went to Kylie Jenner’s party on that infamous night with Meg.
“I know You hear me talkin’, Lord, don’t be curvin’ me/ Won’t You take us back to Kylie Jenner’s party/ Before them shots hit the floor/ Before the bullets ricocheted and leave a drippin’ maul/ We don’t know the truth or if we misinformed/ But either way, take it back and make Tory hop inside a different car.”