Song of the Day: March 24, 2017

A$AP Rocky slams Rita Ora and discusses his relationship problems on “Better Things.”

The Harlem-based artist takes the opportunity to talk about his perspective on modern-day relationships and the types of situations he’s gone through.

Swear that life is, just a whole bunch of vices
Niggas biting off of my shit, my dick
Stay up in your chick ride stick without a license

Throughout his career, A$AP Rocky has proved to be a very versatile artist with quality lyricism and proper flow to match a wide array of instrumentals. He displays this ability on “Better Things.”

Frank Mernick, a producer and engineer who’s worked with A$AP Rocky numerous times, clarified on Genius Lyrics what the hook he wrote was all about. He explained that it was supposed to be a self-awareness movement against addictions and vices. Mernick also went on to say that during the time he was writing and producing the song, the late A$AP Yams, and himself were struggling with their own addictions. Furthermore, he was trying to get Rocky to confront his own vices so he could later strive for better things in life.

Towards the end of the song in the second verse, Rocky goes at Rita Ora by explicitly insulting her and her sexual conduct. She later responded with saying she doesn’t actually “give a shit.”

I swear that bitch Rita Ora got a big mouth
Next time I see her might curse the bitch out
Kicked the bitch out once cause she bitched out, spit my kids out
Jizzed up all in her mouth and made the bitch bounce

For those seeking superb instrumentals and intriguing lyrics, “Better Things” by A$AP Rocky is highly recommendable.

A$AP Rocky alongside Rita Ora at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards

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