The song, built around dramatic piano noodling, finds Rock reflecting on his childhood and gauging his progress. The 2017 XXL Freshman isn’t content, but he’s proud of his accomplishments. It’s a bittersweet ballad.
“Used to sleep in the crib, no heat on/Put some crates under the bed, just to sleep on/Put syrup on my bread, just to eat on/Nowadays, look at niggas, we on/Nowadays, look at niggas, we up/Still ain’t comfortable so I ain’t got my feet up/Trap phone jumpin’ off the meter/I need 50K for a feature,” he croons.
Listen to PnB Rock’s new song “Nowadays” below.
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