A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie pushed his Me Vs. Myself album release to December to avoid stacking up against Drake and 21 Savage’s Her Loss, but A Boogie’s competitive spirit is alive and well in “Ballin,” his vibey new single that first debuted yesterday in NBA 2K23 and officially released today (November 3).
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.@ArtistHBTL's new song "Ballin" just dropped in game before IRL
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“I’m a gamer. I spend way too much time playing 2K, it’s my favorite game,” A Boogie said in a press statement. “With this single, I wanted to give my fans a chance to first hear ‘Ballin’ in NBA2K. To be featured on the soundtrack for this season is big for me. I hope my fans enjoy it and all the gamers out there who play NBA2K everyday like me also enjoy listening to the song in the game.”
A Boogie’s flow is as buttery as a Steph Curry jump shot. And, of course, the track features a Curry name-drop in the first verse: “Got my hoodie on like / Melo in the garden / Got my money up / I’m ballin’ like LeBron son / They want me to lose my breath / So I got to watch my step / Two 30s on my hip / I call ’em Steph and Seth.”
“Ballin” follows fellow Me Vs. Myself singles “Take Shots” featuring Tory Lanez and “BRO (Better Ride Out)” featuring Roddy Ricch.
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