I was naturally drawn to this song because of stereotyping.
A Timberland boot will never be mistaken for a dancing shoe, I know that much is true. It’s not the type of footwear you care to keep in proper order. They accumulate sore spots until the soles come off, then you part ways, simple as that. By which point you’re already head over heels excited to cop the new pair.
It’s this sounds like your objective reality, you might be inheriting the mantle from Joell Ortiz & Apollo Brown who included an ode to NY’s favorite boot on their new project Mona Lisa.
“‘Timberlan’d Up’ started with the hook; it guided me to make the beat. It needed to be simple, really simple, and it was a must that it complimented the threat of consequences being stated,” Apollo told Complex. “Of course, Joell did his thing and the fact that we enlisted Royce to bless the track was both inevitable, and incredible.”
I rode this mothafucker, guns stuck to me
I watched the wheels fall off, then I ran out of despair
I send n****s atcha’ in broad day, just to air case
Triggers’ll click-clack your killers’ll six-slack you, that’s bare face
Your single exceeds your rep, you ain’t worth it to paraphrase
You ain’t worth a single step in my circular staircase.
-Royce da 5’9