While Joyner Lucas is best-known for devouring industry beats, he is quietly rolling out his debut album 508-507-2209. He raps with both technical mastery and impressive emotional depth on his new song "Winter Blues," an outpouring of frustration related to depression, race, and his career. A melancholy trumpet solo follows a pair of long, formidable verses.
And I'm starvin' and my back against the wall and you ballin'
Everytime I see you all you do is flash hundreds
Everything on fleek I ain't never had nothin'
I just wanna be you when I feel like stuntin'
And lettin' loose and they told me don't bend the rules
This is my winter blues you don't know what I finna do
Anything necessary to make it up in the news
And I'm taking every muthafuckin' thing that I pick and choose