While Pluto’s first verse remains intact, Kung Fu Kenny comes out kickin’ on the second verse. “Platinum, platinum, platinum,” he raps. “Gotta look at self and ask what happened / How y’all let a conscious ni**a go commercial, while only makin’ conscious albums?”
Wide-ranging and free-flowing, the verse contains religious references (“I got a halo / I level up every time God say so”) and slights to doubters (“Everybody who didn’t pay respect / Gotta fess up now and pay your debt”). It even has a tribute to Prince followed by a “Mask Off” call to action.
“She said she broke down when Prince died,” he raps. “It’s alright / Bitch my hair down, Prince live through me / I am Prince / Get your ass up and be inspired / You know how many bodies in the street? Take the mask off so you can see.”
This isn’t the first time Future and Kendrick have teamed up on a track. The duo also worked together on “Buy the World” off Mike WiLL Made-It’s Ransom back in 2014.
In 2011, Black Hippy — the TDE quartet of Kendrick, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, and Jay Rock — also remixed Pluto’s “U.O.E.N.O.” single with a bar-fest remix.