On Friday (Aug. 14), Anderson.Paak dropped his new single “Cut Em In” featuring Rick Ross. “Cut Em In” is the follow up to .Paak’s last single “Lockdown” and the remix with J.I.D, Noname, and Jay Rock. Produced by Hit-Boy, G. Ry, and Corbett, the track is all about the artist’s finances and various types of relationships. The song, which has a rock feel, will be featured on the Madden NFL 21 soundtrack.
“Sometimes you need a friend (Need a friend)/Not the ones that just show up and don’t put nothin’ in (Nothin’ in)/You know the ones that lend a hand and wanna see you win (See you win)/When you come up on a lick, make sure you cut ’em in (Cut ’em in)/and then, huh/Sometimes you need a foe (You need a foe),” .Paak raps on the track. “One that keep your eyes open, keep you on your toes (Keep your on your toes)/You know the ones that wanna keep you where you been before (Been before).”
Ross comes through on the third verse. “Grew up havin’ nothin’, you labeled impatient (Huh)/But once the boss made it, you labeled amazin’/Meticulous with words, that’s your force of nature (Boss)/I don’t wanna seem absurd but the boy’s a gangster/Foc-focusin’ on me, way from Tel-Aviv (Tel-Aviv)/Barbados with the hustle, pockets,” Ross raps.
“You lookin’ for the truth, then the numbers don’t hide (Oh)/Lookin’ for the root of all evil, then you need to go (Oh)/Open up the briefcase, see it with your eyes (Oh)/Everybody claim to be the greatest of all times/But they never spend a day in the rain in the front line (No lie, no lie)/Uh, stop playin’ on my phone now,” he raps on the third verse.
Listen to the track below.