Metta World Peace has been repping the Los Angeles Lakers of late, but in between his NBA contracts he put together an album titled Streets & Ball, which is out Friday. “Cry Blood” is the lead single from the album.
Metta World Peace makes full use of autotune for the chorus of this track, singing heartfelt lyrics about hood life. He spits verses about his own struggles with alcohol and common problems of growing up poor, like obesity. The mid-tempo beat utilizes organs and keyboards along with a simple drum line, allowing World Peace’s words to shine through. We're loving Metta World Peace's (AKA Panda's Friend) panda attire.
You seen the streets cry blood
praying for the homies
man I'm hoping there's a heaven for a thug
police pulling niggas over
hoping they can find some drugs inside
I see the hustlin' and the fightin' and the killin'
man I hope they find some love inside
because life ain't shit but blood and crying