In a dynamic, lyrical transformation, Jim Jones and Papoose have taken the reins of the iconic “Shaq & Kobe” track, previously championed by Rick Ross and Meek Mill. This musical evolution is a testament to the enduring creativity of these seasoned MCs.
The revitalizing production work of Fresh Ayr and D-Mo, initially showcased by Ross and Meek, breathed new life into this classic, inspiring the industry veterans to step up and redefine the narrative.
Jim Jones, also known as Capo, seized the moment by unleashing a flurry of verses on “Shaq & Kobe” earlier this week, enlisting the talents of Dyce Payso and Keen Streetz, fellow collaborators from Byrdgang 2.0.
Jones’ lyrical prowess is evident in lines like, “BET red carpet just had $100,000 on me/ Half-a-ticket on her neck/ I don’t mean no disrespect/ She said I was looking like money better get that bitch in check/ Just had Meek and Ross on the block with us/ No lie went soft until the lock n***a,”
The accompanying music video features Jim Jones and his entourage flaunting stacks of cash and making it rain in the strip club, exuding the confident energy that characterizes his music. Meanwhile, Papoose was equally inspired during his journey on Monday, choosing to share his lyrical exercises with his fans by reimagining the Meek and Rozay hit.
With lines like, “2024 is my year/ Manhattan billboard in Times Square/ The TSA airport line-skipper who got Clear/ Saint Laurent shirt with the Lanvin sneakers a hot pair/ Bottega jeans riding like Tom Cruise in Top Gear/ My government ring bells, Shamele Mackie top tier/ Nice as Christopher Wallace, Shawn Carter, and Nasir.”
Papoose showcases his lyrical dexterity and innovative wordplay. His reference to hip-hop legends like Christopher Wallace, Shawn Carter, and Nasir resonates with fans, who flooded his comment section with flame emojis and overwhelming support.
The Instagram post featuring his freestyle from the driver’s seat has amassed nearly 100,000 likes since Monday, demonstrating the audience’s enthusiastic response to this lyrical makeover.