21 Savage, J. Cole’s ‘A Lot’ is Stuck Between Blessings and Curses In His Life.

On the thoughtful opener to his sophomore studio collection, 21 Savage raps about having "a lot" of blessings and curses in his life. He thinks about his turbulent childhood, dangerous way of life, and the torment and misfortune he has endured.

"A Lot" promptly caught fire and was named the accord champion hit off the ATL native's I Am > I Was album following its December discharge. The duo returned on Friday (Feb. 1) to drop off the Aisultan Seitov-directed visual to their smooth hit record,  which right now sits at No. 34 on the Hot 100.

The cinematic clips starts with 21 and Cole trading bars at their family's luxury dark tie issue inside an extravagant house home. Some of the same individuals cast in the video to show off black excellence are also used in a different light, when the scene pivots to some harrowing life situations they had to persevere through at one point.

A senior noble man quickly goes from a smile at the dinner table to having major health concerns with tubes hooked up to his nose on what looks to be a hospital bed. Another father is faced with the horror of having to bury his own son, who was murdered in cold blood, while a mother suffers from distress having to visit her child in prison. Other themes flashed to throughout the flick include addiction, drug dealing, and domestic violence.

About "A Lot"

On the introspective opener to his sophomore studio album, 21 Savage raps about having “a lot” of blessings and curses in his life. He reflects on his tumultuous upbringing, dangerous lifestyle, and the pain and loss he has suffered.

21 calls on J. Cole to assist him on this track. In his verse, Cole reflects on his career, comments on the state of the music industry, and offers advice to athletes and other artists.

Are there other versions of this song?

Yes, there are multiple variations of this track.
The album’s physical release contains a version of this song that completely excludes J. Cole, allotting 21 an additional verse.
The version used in the song’s music video is a combination of both the original and physical.

How did this song perform on the Billboard Hot 100?

“a lot” debuted at #37 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the week of January 5, 2019, and peaked at #33 two weeks later.

What song is sampled?

“a lot” samples “I Love You,” a 1971 song by American band East of Underground.

"A Lot" Track Information 

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