Song of the Day #3,195: ‘Tunnel Vision’ – Kodak Black

Pompano Beach’s own Kodak Black shows up ay Billboard’s #6 this week with ‘Tunnel Vision.’

Every time I do these weeks on chart-toppers I feel older and whiter. I really want to like modern rap music, but the songs getting all the radio play just aren’t very good. I’m sure I could find plenty of sophisticated, compelling rap songs if I dug a little deeper, but the Billboard Hot 100 is clearly not the place.

‘Tunnel Vision’ starts off strong, with a downright pretty acoustic backing track. But Kodak Black’s rapping (and tired lyrics) quickly ruin it. Is his mumbling supposed to carry some deeper meaning, or is he just incapable of proper enunciation?

Setting the song aside, the video is quite provocative. Kodak and his crew dance in front of burning crosses while a redneck in a red “Make America Hate Again” ballcap tried to kill a black man with an automatic rifle.

And no, it isn’t actual footage from a Donald Trump campaign rally.

[Intro]
Gleeee!
Southside
Aye, Lil Metro on that beat

[Hook]
Lil Kodak, they don’t like to see you winnin’
They wanna see you in the penitentiary
I need me a lil’ baby who gon’ listen
Girl, I don’t wanna be the one you iggin’
My mama told me: “Boy, make a decision!”
Right now I gotta keep a tunnel vision
I need me a lil’ baby who gon’ listen
Girl, I don’t wanna be the one you iggin’
Lil Kodak, they don’t like to see you winnin’
They wanna see you in the penitentiary
I need me a lil’ baby who gon’ listen
Girl, I don’t wanna be the one you iggin’
My mama told me: “Boy, make a decision!”
Right now I gotta keep a tunnel vision
They sendin’ all my homies on a mission
And I ain’t tryna miss out on these millions

[Verse 1]
I jumped up out the Wraith, Kodak bought a Wraith
I get any girl I want, any girl I want
She want me to save the day, but I ain’t got a cape
She wanna see me every day, she wanna be my bae
That money make me cum, it make me fornicate
Uh, I’m the shit, I need some toilet paper
Follow my player rules, then we gon’ be okay
On the real I need a bih’ who gon’ cooperate

[Hook]
Lil Kodak, they don’t like to see you winnin’
They wanna see you in the penitentiary
I need me a lil’ baby who gon’ listen
Girl, I don’t wanna be the one you iggin’
My mama told me: “Boy, make a decision!”
Right now I gotta keep a tunnel vision
I need me a lil’ baby who gon’ listen
Girl, I don’t wanna be the one you iggin’
Lil Kodak, they don’t like to see you winnin’
They wanna see you in the penitentiary
I need me a lil’ baby who gon’ listen
Girl, I don’t wanna be the one you iggin’
My mama told me: “Boy, make a decision!”
Right now I gotta keep a tunnel vision
They sendin’ all my homies on a mission
And I ain’t tryna miss out on these millions

[Verse 2]
I told you niggas I’m gon’ be that fuckin’ nigga
Everything be good ’til you doin’ better than ’em
They wanna see a nigga shot or see me in the system
All you niggas out here poison like snake venom
Codeine in my liver, rockin’ Balenciaga denim
I’m booted even when I’m sober, I don’t need a jigga
They sendin’ all my niggas on a fuckin’ journey
I told that baby to come over ’cause I’m fuckin’ horny
My mama told me: “Kill these niggas, son, keep it goin’!”
I’m thug to the bone, but I’m still her baby boy
Lil Kodak, boy they hate to see you in a foreign
They miss when you was in that ‘Yota kickin’ door

[Hook]
Lil Kodak, they don’t like to see you winnin’
They wanna see you in the penitentiary
I need me a lil’ baby who gon’ listen
Girl, I don’t wanna be the one you iggin’
My mama told me: “Boy, make a decision!”
Right now I gotta keep a tunnel vision
I need me a lil’ baby who gon’ listen
Girl, I don’t wanna be the one you iggin’
Lil Kodak, they don’t like to see you winnin’
They wanna see you in the penitentiary
I need me a lil’ baby who gon’ listen
Girl, I don’t wanna be the one you iggin’
My mama told me: “Boy, make a decision!”
Right now I gotta keep a tunnel vision
They sendin’ all my homies on a mission
And I ain’t tryna miss out on these millions

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One thought on “Song of the Day #3,195: ‘Tunnel Vision’ – Kodak Black

  1. Dana says:

    I haven’t heard this or seen the video, which I agree is rather provocative.

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