5 Songs from Nav’s 'Good Intentions' You Need to Listen To
Status (feat. Lil Uzi Vert)
Nav and Lil Uzi Vert link up for “Status,” an amped-up record boasting their combined money and success. Per usual, Lil Uzi delivers a stand out verse, rapping “I told her a lot, lot, lot (Lot, lot)/Can’t talk ’cause you might be the cops.” The repetition of the smaller rhymes adds to the catchiness of the song. The record was produced by Cash (XO), Keanu Beats and Pro Logic who plays a big part in “Brown Boy 2.”
Nav dedicates “Brown Boy” to all the haters, inspired by spiteful comments and rumors spread about him online. Nav showcases his songwriting ability with the catchy chorus and by writing the song from a hater’s perspective who constantly questions Nav’s success. Although the song is relatively short (sitting at just two minutes and 15 seconds,) the song brings a much needed different perspective to the expansive album.
No Ice (feat. Lil Durk)
“No Ice” starts off pretty light with Nav rapping tightly packed bars before slowly growing more intense. The Canadian rapper borrows Lil Durk’s iconic flow and makes it his own, making this collaboration sound top-tier.
Run it Up (feat. Pop Smoke)
In this track, Nav and Pop Smoke show off their versatility. Although Pop Smoke is known for the rise of NY drill music, in the posthumous verse, Pop Smoke shows off laid-back melodic flow. Nav stated in an interview with Complex that the reason for this was to show off a different side of the late rapper. “We did one [drill song]… But then he wanted to make something more in my sound. That’s how we got the song that’s on my album…I want fans to see the other side of Pop. I think he was more versatile than people think.”
My Business (feat. Future)
One thing is for sure — Nav loves to rap about his success. In this track, he talks about overcoming his obstacles and proving his past haters wrong. “Extra blue cheese and extra guac’, I’m part of the money-making committee Heard them hating, they said that I’m done, but I ain’t going nowhere, who’re you kidding?”