Tablo’s HIGHGRND imprint has already given us a pretty solid track featuring Joey Badass; now the producer of that track, Code Kunst, is putting out his own track.

The smoothed-out production from the producer is strong, but it’s the vocals by Oh Hyuk that steal the show on this track.  Smokey and contemplative, the singer’s tone is just amazing and a great fit for the beatwork.  His lines are like poetry and give a lot a meaning with very few words.  Then comes Dok2.

At first, Dok2’s lyrics seemed to be about the typical money, cash, hoes stuff and that really didn’t fit the song until you realize that what the thrust of the song is about is pushing to higher heights without a safety in case things don’t work out.  Dok’s lyrics (after the first few lines) begin to center on the fact that, at first, he wanted all the fancy things and now he has to keep pushing to keep them or get more.

The visual is pretty simple with the bulk of the shots centered around the metaphoric in a rundown building.  Code Kunst only appears in side profile, the shadows, or from the back.

Lyrics come to us via Project Musictology.

Lyrics:
I didn’t know why this was
Ah, of course I wouldn’t
I didn’t give it much thought
Splat, hitting the ground.

Well, it was difficult at first
I couldn’t tell what was what
So, I’m going to look for the parachute
And look forward to the ground.

Then next,
On my mark, pull on the line
Then next,
Today and then tomorrow
Then next,
Unspool the banal anecdote

Smoke clouds enter my eyes
I wash them out with a puddle. Fallin’
Water rises in my awkwardly opened eyes
Wipe out the closing eyes once again open
Fallin’ fallin’

In back of the Bach,
In back of the ghost,
Tinted windows
Rose gold, clear diamonds
My platinum goals
My attitude’s the same
I still don’t do
That doesn’t hook me in
But once hooked,
I give my youth to it
Saying the same thing over and over. I
Am verbose, till shut up
Till it’s in my face
Have loved whatever. Till I got hurt
Till I’m done, don’t draw the line
Live as you don’t know, don’t ask anymore
I’m your natural 8, flipping pair
Natural nine
Still a young rapper
Outchea hustle and grind
Let’s get it till my pocket gets full boi
As long as I’m alive imma do it boi.
Feel good, all my thangs so new boi
Illionaire HighGrnd, no rules boi.

Smoke clouds enter my eyes
I wash them out with a puddle. Fallin’
Water rises in my awkwardly opened eyes
Wipe out the closing eyes once again open
Fallin’ fallin’

Smoke clouds enter my eyes
I wash them out with a puddle. Fallin’
Water rises in my awkwardly opened eyes
Wipe out the closing eyes once again open
Fallin’ fallin’

You win some, you lose some
Don’t hesitate just do something
Just let it free, but never lose
I ain’t fallin’ I be on my parachute

Smoke clouds enter my eyes
I wash them out with a puddle. Fallin’
Water rises in my awkwardly opened eyes
Wipe out the closing eyes once again open
Fallin’ fallin’

Smoke clouds enter my eyes
I wash them out with a puddle. Fallin’
Water rises in my awkwardly opened eyes
Wipe out the closing eyes once again open
Fallin’ fallin’