The words to Jhene Aiko and Kendrick Lamar's "Stay Ready (What A Life)" were by far the most popular of the week, the song being the most anticipated track from the former's new Sail Out EP, which also features guest appearances from Ab-Soul, Vince Staples and Childish Gambino.
Despite the hype, there's nothing particularly remarkable about the lyricism here. Although Kendrick did do his thing, and the sentimentality is fairly original, the project's weed-fuelled tracks are more engaging. This spot's about numbers.
[Excerpt: Jhene Aiko]
We do not exist in any other instant
Here in this dimension, you and I are meant to be
I have waited lifetimes to find you
Now that you're here, I can remind you
Of the things you've been dreamin' times two...
I promise you...
[Excerpt: Kendrick Lamar]
You tell me find your spot with the warnin' that I might slip
And when you climb on top that's the ultimate road trip
Ride on me like you're Pac, got me thinkin' it's '96
I can rap on some 90s shit, wrap your leggings around my hip
I'm so hip to it, tourists want to come speculate
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