Joyner Lucas has a verbal one-on-one with The Most High in “Devil’s Work 2.”
On the heels of his 2020 hit, “Devils Work,” Joyner Lucas’ newest melancholic trap offering finds him questioning the fate of others who either died too soon or are suffering the prolonged consequences of their actions. The well-verse MC speaks with sincerity, hoping to change each person’s narrative.
As he reflects on these series of events, he asks God to rewind the hands of time.
Before this, Joyner Lucas admits to slowly losing faith, spitting, “I could be wrong but seems like/You don’t even care no more (Facts)/’Cause since our last talk, You ain’t playin’ fair no more (Uh)/And when I pray, it kinda feel like You ain’t there no more.”
In the song he mentions Will Smiths‘ infamous slap at the 94th Academy Awards, Brittney Griners‘ wrongful incarceration, and Tory Lanez‘s bad choice that ended with an important music figure being harmed. Joyner Lucas also speaks about the choices that ended with Pop Smoke, PNB Rock, Kobe Bryant, and Takeoff passing away. Similarly, he pays his respects toward DMX, Biz Markie, Young Dolph, King Von, and Trouble, to name a few.
Elsewhere, he expresses his disdain toward 6ix9ine and Candice Owens. He has a bone to pick with the political figure because of her arrogant claims about George Floyds‘ unfortunate death. However, Joyner Lucas commends musicians like Bobby Schurda for not turning on his close ones like 6ix9ine did. In one moment, the rapper speaks about Kanye West and how his mothers’ passing negatively affected him.
The song highlights how notoriety could bring peace but, at the same time, leave you in pieces.
“And if your bank account is overkill, your soul could be broken still,” he raps. “Even a rich spirit money can’t buy (Uh)/I pray that Heavens watch me.”
Despite blaming the man upstairs, he knows this treachery is at the hands of the fallen angel.
“Devil’s Work Part 2” is a highlight off his upcoming album, Not Now, I’m Busy.