Joyner Lucas Bodies Lil Pump On His Own “Gucci Gang” Beat
by Justin Ivey
Joyner Lucas says he doesn’t need hit record because he’ll just jump on someone else’s single and make it better. That’s exactly what the Massachusetts-born lyricist has proclaimed on his new remix of Lil Pump’s “Gucci Gang,” which taunts the rising star from Florida.
The provocative remix arrives just a few days after Lucas’ “I’m Not Racist” video went viral. The shots fired here aren’t limited to Pump though, as Lucas also has a problem with all of the opioid-referencing rapper. He condemns the similarity of their music and wishes them ill on the track.
“What’s a Lil Pump to a rocket flame?/ Turn your pink dreads into pocket change/ All these new rappers don’t be talking ’bout shit except doing drugs, wonder how you got a name?/ Sipping lean, taking E, Percocet, purple drank, Xanax, everything sound the same/ Bunch of drug addicts in the house of pain/ Hope you niggas suffer till you pop a vein,” Lucas raps.
Lucas previously took aim at some of his competition in Hip Hop by remixing Future’s “Mask Off.” He told HipHopDX that song — which referenced the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Logic and its originator — was more about competition.
The “Gucci Gang” remix isn’t all about verbal jabs. When he’s not throwing slangs at other rappers and lamenting his label’s desire for a catchy record, the lyrical dynamo is putting on an exhibition of rewind-worthy bars and utilizing a rapid-fire flow.
Listen to Lucas’ remix above and compare it to the original below.