Today we got a little bit of a "Bad and Boujee" reunion with the release of the song "Go Off," featuring the likes of Quavo, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert. Not only that, but the track also came with its own video, which is featured down below. Dedicating their verses to either driving or going off somewhere (through the power of driving), the three come together to collaborate in the hopes of seamlessly fusing their different musical styles, and not as a result of being paid by the #F8OfTheFurious marketing team.
To be honest, I used to think one of the best rap verses of all time was Andre 3000 on "Aquemini," where he spits:
Twice upon a time there was a boy who died
And lived happily ever after, but that's another chapter
Live from home of the brave with dirty dollars
And beauty parlors and baby bottles and bowling ball Impalas
And street scholars that's majoring in culinary arts
You know, how to work bread, cheese and dough
From scratch but see the catch is you can get caught
Know what ya selling, what you bought so cut that big talk
Thanks to Quavo Ratatouille though, I've been shown how stupidly wrong I was. In "Go Off," we get to see Quavo bring the flame, something that can't be bought by a wildly popular action movie franchise, especially the kind that has grossed over $5 billion in worldwide box offices. Listen as he spits:
Taking off and I'm riding on the road now
Hit the gas, no brakes, gotta go now
Put my life on the line, yeah it's on me
Blood rushing through my veins, no IV
Ride, switching lanes, you can't stop me
You can smell the propane when you pass me (propane)
Uh-oh. Quavo just took these haters to class!
If this last year has proven anything, it means that Quavo is one of the more provocative rappers in the game who is unafraid to speak his mind, unlike other rappers only in it for the money.
And that's only Quavo's verse, which is only really part of the equation of what makes this a great song. What really brings the track together are three talented artists who are able to flawlessly mesh their flows, and not totally sound bored, sober, or both while being forced to rap about only cars and pink slips. Last time I heard of three-person chemistry like this, was when I heard that #F8oftheFurious would be featuring the action-packed supercast of Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, and Jason Statham.
What's this? How'd this movie poster of #F8 get in here? Weird!
In an unrelated note, The Fate of the Furious comes out in theatres on April 14, 2017.