Two days ago, rapper Kid Ink dropped Lottery, the third released single from his upcoming Album 7 Series.
Lottery is one of the 8 songs to be included on the upcoming 7 Series album. Other tracks that fans have already had a chance to listen to are the singles “Swish,” featuring 2 Chainz, and “F With U,” with Ty Dolla $ign and DJ Mustard.
Overall, Lottery has a melodic, upbeat, hip hop and almost reggae type vibe that ultimately helps Kid Ink convey the message he wants to deliver—that he’s having relationship issues in Vegas.
By comparing his relationship to gambling in Vegas he conveys the emotion that he’s having trouble reading his partner’s thoughts. Because there’s so much uncertainty and anticipation, as there is in gambling and taking chances, he fights to find certainty and clarity by rapping in “all honesty,” as stated in the song.
For instance, in one line, he raps:
“But ooh, don’t know what I believe/all honesty/it’s like playing the lottery with you”
These lyrics ultimately explain his concerns toward his relationship, and his use of a lottery analogy makes it even easier to understand his viewpoint.
In another witty line, he states:
“Don’t shut me out/Stop shuttin’ down/Just let me know/Everythin’ you been thinkin’ ‘bout/I can’t read your mind/But I could read between the lines/But your attitude/And everythin’ addin’ to it.”
Again, Kid Ink addresses the fact that his relationship is unpredictable because there’s bad communication and also because he can’t read his partner’s mind. This is a genius comparison because lottery’s are characterized by uncertainty and chance, whereas relationships are destroyed by uncertainty and miscommunication. Therefore, with the knowledge of this trend, Kid Ink raps about the downsides of playing the lottery in his relationship.
I think that this track will blow up within the next few weeks as the EP drop date gets closer and closer. With its release, Kid Ink has now given fans a three-song taste of the 7 Series masterpiece scheduled for May 5. Therefore, this new track should be even better for amassing more popularity and good reviews since we’ve already been given two other fire tracks to vibe to.