How many lawyers you got? I break it on down, I break it down (A lot) How many chances she done gave you fuckin around with these thots? Mama love me so much, either way I’m straight (Way I’m straight) 21 revealed in his For the Record interview with Genius, which was recorded the day before the album dropped, that the song had only fully came together a few days before its release. Before the fame, plan B was robbin' banks (Robbin' banks) Yeah, I just came from the A (A lot) I break it down, I break it down beynovna liked this . 'Flectin' on how he made it to the top (A lot) (A lot) Lights was off, the gas was off, so we had to boil up the water (Straight up) I can see behind the smoke and mirrors (A lot) By Tim Reynolds, The Associated Press Saturday Feb 16, 2019 at 11:58 PM Feb 16, 2019 at 11:58 PM. Dennis Smith, Jr., stay solid, my nigga I'm on a tangent, not how I planned it I had some fans that hopped and abandoned ship When they thought that I wasn't gone pan out, I got a plan Published on: Feb 17, 2019, 12:32 PM by Justin Ivey. How much money you got? Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah (I do), yeah, yeah yeah yeah Former NC State ACC Freshman of the Year Dennis Smith Jr. competed in the NBA Dunk Contest on Saturday night, and finished 2nd behind Hamidou Diallo. (A lot) How many pray that you flop? [Verse 4: 21 Savage] Though I never met you, I know that you special (A lot) (A lot) [Verse 3: J. Cole] How many people done doubted you? How many pray that you flop? In attendance, was one of Smith’s biggest long-time supporters: hip-hop artist J. Cole, who once called himself a “poor man’s Dwyane Wade.” How many chances she done gave you? (A lot) Fuck around with these thots (A lot) I don't want no more comparisons (A lot) How many niggas you shot? How many niggas done died? Every day that I'm alive, I'ma ride with the stick I break it on down, I break it on down I break it down, I break it down 2. (A lot) (A lot) How many people done doubted you? (A lot) I'd rather be broke in jail than be dead and rich Before the fame, Plan B was robbin’ banks (Robbin' banks) 21 also reflects on his tumultuous upbringing, his dangerous lifestyle, and the pain and loss he has suffered. Dennis Smith Jr. returned Wednesday night from a six-game absence. Dennis Smith Jr. enlisted some help to wow the judges at the 2019 NBA Slam Dunk Contest on Saturday. [Verse 2: 21 Savage] How many times did you cheat? [Pre-Chorus: 21 Savage] Wondering if it was worth it or not I break it down, I break it down (A lot) Published on: Feb 17, 2019, 12:32 PM by Justin Ivey. And told me he saved me a spot on a new record he got You know what the outcome will be I don't want smoke, I want cream 21 Savage's new album features a special shoutout from J. Cole to Markelle Fultz and Dennis Smith Jr. Rapper J. Cole hints that the Sixers screwed up Markelle Fultz's jumper By Kevin Skiver Been through some things, but I couldn't imagine my kids stuck at the border (Straight up). But Dennis Smith Jr.’s second dunk of the night had a bit of special local flair. I break it down, I break it down Just want you to know that you got it, my nigga (A lot) On Saturday, the New York Knicks came together for practice, trying to correct the mistakes from Friday night’s loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. How many times did she cry? How many times did she leave? I break it down, I break it down (A lot) Left you out to rot? Nice Kicks: Is that just hometown love? (A lot) (A lot) When they thought that I wasn't gone pan out, I got a plan [Chorus: 21 Savage] How many people done doubted you? (A lot) How much money you got? How many problems you got? The music video version of “a lot” follows the same structure of the original song with the addition of a new fourth verse from 21. Before it all ends, nigga (A lot) How many pray that you flop? Dennis Smith Jr. Tells Us About Meeting J. Cole At A Skating Rink And Earning Rank In Fayetteville by: Konata Edwards February 15, 2018 Facebook Twitter Flipboard uproxx.it I picture him inside a cell on a cot I break it down, I break it down Break it down, I break it down 51.8k Likes, 150 Comments - BBALL (@bball) on Instagram: “Dennis Smith Jr. and J Cole at the protest in Fayetteville NC #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd” (A lot) Just want you to know that you got it, my nigga How much money you got? My heart so cold I could put it in my cup [Pre-Chorus: 21 Savage] He attended NC State University for one season of college basketball and earned second-team all-conference honors in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) as a freshman as well as ACC Freshman of the Year. I break it down, I break it down Dennis Smith Jr. enlisted some help to wow the judges at the 2019 NBA Slam Dunk Contest on Saturday. And told me he saved me a spot on a new record he got Break it down, I break it down (A lot) I'm batting a thousand Smith’s best dunk of the contest was a soaring leap over rapper J. Cole, which earned him a … (Straight up) In attendance, was one of Smith’s biggest long-time supporters: hip-hop artist J. Cole, who once called himself a “poor man’s Dwyane Wade.” Maybe Smith Jr. will join him on stage. How many times did you cheat? Dennis Smith, Jr., stay solid, my nigga I'm on a tangent, not how I planned it I had some fans that hopped and abandoned ship When they thought that I wasn't gone pan out, I got a plan How many problems you got? I don't want no more comparisons (A lot) Niggas was innocent, couldn't get lawyers (On God) I love you Left you out to rot? I'm on a tangent, not how I planned it (Straight up) How many lawyers you got? Take a dive, put away my pride (Away my pride) You know what the outcome will be Rapper J.Cole is a well-known basketball fanatic, who once called himself a “poor man’s Dwyane Wade.” Dennis Smith Jr is the #1 ranked point guard of the class of 2016, who often resembles a young Dwyane Wade with the way he can cross and blow … Cole on a mission, cementin' the spot as the greatest that did it (A lot) Okay, no problem, I’ll show up on everyone album Dennis Smith Jr. has been throwing ideas out for the dunk contest in a group text with his fellow Fayetteville native, J. Cole. How many times did you cheat? Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. I love you How many times you got shot? (A lot) Your email address will not be published. Cole on a mission, cementin' the spot as the greatest that did it Yes. Wondering if it was worth it or not Fayetteville’s MLK Dream Jam basketball tournament received a message of support from rapper J. Cole and basketball star Dennis Smith Jr. ahead of the event on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Lights was out, the gas was off, so we had to boil up the water (Straight up) (A lot) How many times did she leave? How many times did you ride? [Intro: 21 Savage] Start at the bottom, the trenches, the gutter, so I had to go a lil' harder (Straight up) How many times did you lie? How many problems you got? Break it on down, I break it on down Fuck around with these thots (A lot) This is a marathon and I’m aware I done seen so many handshakes turn to hate (Turn to hate) My heart so cold I could put it in my cup (A lot) (A lot) (A lot) On Saturday, the … (A lot) (A lot) J. Cole lives out some hoops dreams for real! (A lot) But the other side was sunny, I get paid to rap on beats Dennis Smith Jr Dunks Over J Cole | NBA Dunk Contest 2019. How many pray that you flop? Dennis Smith Jr with J. Cole at the 2018 NBA Dunk Contest in Los Angeles. Fuck around with these thots (A lot) Turn my headphone down a little bit, yeah 2. How many times did she leave? How many niggas you shot? You a stand up nigga, I love seein' shit like that My brother lost his life and it turned me to a beast How many times did you ride? [Interlude: J. Cole] (A lot) J. Cole, who grew up with Dennis Smith Jr., attends New York Knicks practice. How many lawyers you got? Break it on down, I break it on down J. Cole Assists Dennis Smith Jr. & Quavo Aids Hamidou Diallo In 2019 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. Dennis Smith, Jr., stay solid, my nigga This is when most fans discovered it. involving rapper J. Cole. (A lot) Videos. “a lot” was certified 3x platinum by the RIAA on January 8, 2020. (A lot) [Interlude: J. Cole] And that the Lord blessed you, don't doubt it, my nigga J. Cole & Dennis Smith Jr protesting together in Downtown Fayetteville NC! [Verse 1: 21 Savage] Told my brothers take my breath if I turn to a snitch (Straight up) Seen so many BFs turn s-n-a-k (Turn a snakes) Pray for Tekashi, they want him to rot (A lot) How much money you got? The verse then appeared three days later in the song’s music video, which included all verses. How many niggas you shot? Dennis Cliff Smith Jr. (born November 25, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Maybe Smith was more upset about the missed opportunity – dunks (plural!) How many faking they streams? I been playing it back from a lack of promotions How many people done doubted you? (A lot) The song reached heightened popularity about a month after its release when 21 was arrested by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) during ATL’s Super Bowl weekend. [Chorus: 21 Savage] How many times did you ride? Death before dishonor tatted on my face (On my face) Rapper J. Cole, who grew up in the same city as Dennis Smith Jr., attended New York Knicks practice on Saturday afternoon. He’s had the chance to workout with players like Carmelo Anthony, Donovan Mitchell, Dennis Smith Jr., J.R. Smith, Lance Stephenson, T.J. Warren and Trae Young. Start at the bottom, the trenches, the gutters, so I had to go little harder (Straight up) Dennis Smith Jr.: Shoot man that’s tough to pick three. I been playing a bet from a lack of promotions (A lot) When his management turned in the album for physical copies to be made, they turned in a solo version of the track, likely before Cole’s verse was fully completed. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images North America) The 2018 All-Star Dunk contest, won by Utah Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell, may have had a different outcome had Mavericks rookie stud Dennis Smith Jr made it to the final round.. Smith came into the contest with the most hype of all the contestants. Fuck around with these thots (A lot) (A lot) Top Stories. (A lot) New York Knicks point guard Dennis Smith Jr. played to the crowd during All-Star Saturday’s dunk contest. How many times did you ride? I break it on down, I break it on down How many times did she cry? She in front, but she used to be my side (Be my side) Aside mentioning Tekashi 6ix9ine, J. Cole also gives a shoutout to NBA players Markelle Fultz and Dennis Smith, Jr. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. How many lawyers you got? I break it down, I break it down (A lot) I can see behind the smoke and mirrors I done seen so many handshakes turn to hate (Turn to hate) (A lot) How many people done doubted you? How much money you got? I guess I was hoping the music would speak for itself, but the people want everything else How many niggas done died? Yes, despite being the featuring artist, J.Cole performed his verse of “a lot,” solo at the 2019 NBA All-Star Halftime show., Cole performed a rendition of “MIDDLE CHILD” for the first time, along with his April 2018 track “ATM,” and his December 2014 tracks Love Yourz and “No Role Modelz.”. (A lot) How many times you got shot? Dennis Smith Jr. wears a jersey bearing J. Cole's name at the AT&T Slam Dunk during the 2019 State Farm All-Star Saturday Night at Spectrum Center on February 16, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Some niggas make millions, other niggas make memes (Hmm) How many times did you cheat? (A lot) How many pray that you flop? I had some fans that hopped and abandoned ship Features. But I'm 21 4L, ain't no way I'ma switch I break it down, I break it down Even though he was born on a military base in Germany, rapper J. Cole was raised in Fayetteville and graduated from Terry Sanford High School. (A lot) How many niggas you shot? Watch New York Knick's player, Dennis Smith Jr. dunk over rapper J. Cole in last night's dunk contest as part of the NBA All-Star Weekend in Charlotte, NC. (Straight up) Posted on Feb 16 2019 with 28 notes. In that verse, he continues many of the song’s original themes, except for the last few lines, in which he criticizes immigration policies on the United States’ border. Penitentiary chances just to make a couple bucks How many chances she done gave you? I never say anything (Nah), everybody got they thing (True) I break it down, I break it down Cole is featured on 21 Savage's latest album, "I Am > I Was," which dropped Thursday night, and name-drops Fultz and the Dallas Mavericks' Dennis Smith Jr. on the track "A Lot," according to Genius: (A lot) He had two of his kids with him right in the studio, that's when I knew All the love they gave me, knew that it was fake (It was fake) (via @HereCumMimi) I been through the storm and it turned me to a G (A lot) I pray for Markelle 'cause they fucked up his shot Dennis Smith Jr. pulls out J. Cole's Terry Sanford jersey for dunk . How many pray that you flop? How much money you got? How many times you got shot? (A lot) Went through some things, but I couldn’t imagine my kids stuck at the border (Straight up) #Dennis Smith Jr #nba all star 19 #nba all star #allstar19 #nba basketball #nba #basketball #my gifs withlove-always liked this . How many times did you ride? Hip hop star J. Cole learns firsthand why Dennis Smith Jr. is so highly rated By Jason Jordan, USA Today High School Sports December 10, 2014 7:46 pm 3.1k shares Fuck it 'cause my nigga 21 Savage just hit me He attended NC State University for one season of college basketball and earned second-team all-conference honors in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) as a freshman as well as ACC Freshman of the Year. Rapper J. Cole, who grew up in the same city as Dennis Smith Jr., attended New York Knicks practice on Saturday afternoon. [Chorus: 21 Savage] They say that success is the greatest revenge, tell all your friends ESPN: Dennis Smith Jr. and J. Cole joined protests in Fayetteville, NC today. Okay, no problem, I'll show up on everyone album (A lot) After a six-game absence, Dennis Smith Jr made his return to the Mavs and put up 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in just 21 minutes against the Pistons. I pray for Markelle 'cause they fucked up his shot (A lot) Dallas Mavericks rookie Dennis Smith Jr. talks about friend J. Cole being in the crowd for the Dallas Mavericks' game against the Detroit Pistons. I break it down, I break it down The version used in the song’s music video includes all verses featured in both the original and physical. The rapper included these lyrics about Dallas Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. … He had two of his kids with him right in the studio, that's when I knew How many lawyers you got? J. Cole lives out some hoops dreams for real! Flint still need water (Straight up) (A lot) Be a married man, right now I just can’t (I just can’t) (A lot) How many niggas done died? (A lot) (A lot) How many chances she done gave you? Break it on down, I break it on down (A lot) In his verse, Cole reflects on his career, comments on the state of the music industry, and offers advice to other artists and athletes. 12/15 Dennis Smith Jr. has done nothing to boost his trade value during the Knicks’ first two preseason games, Marc Berman of the New York Post notes.Though new coach Tom Thibodeau praised Smith last See More at HoopsRumors How many times you got shot? Cole also joined in on Black Ops Basketball, a summer training session and series of pickup games for NBA players. I never say anything (Nah), everybody got they thing (True) How many times did you lie? He says “a lot” 49 times, which is quite a lot. (A lot) By Tim Reynolds, The Associated Press Saturday Feb 16, 2019 at 11:58 PM Feb 16, 2019 at 11:58 PM. After a six-game absence, Dennis Smith Jr made his return to the Mavs and put up 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in just 21 minutes against the Pistons. Niggas ain't really big as they seem (Hmm) As if he wasn't motivated enough, his buddy, favorite hip-hop artist and fellow Fayetteville, N.C., product J. Cole … J. Cole is notorious for his love of basketball and is often seen at games across the nation. How many times did she leave? I'm on a tangent, not how I planned it Dennis Cliff Smith Jr. (born November 25, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). This is a marathon and I'm aware (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images North America) The 2018 All-Star Dunk contest, won by Utah Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell, may have had a different outcome had Mavericks rookie stud Dennis Smith Jr made it to the final round.. Smith came into the contest with the most hype of all the contestants. How many times you got shot? Yes, there are multiple variations of this track. [Verse 2: 21 Savage] (A lot) Way I run the check up, should’ve been with Chase (Been with Chase) 21 rapped the solo version of the track during his performance of “a lot” on Jimmy Fallon’s late-night show, which premiered on January 29, 2019. My brother lost his life and it turned me to a beast [Intro: 21 Savage] (A lot) Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images (Straight up) I never was one for the bragging and boasting How many times did you lie? She in front, but she used to be my side (Be my side) Dennis Smith Jr. Tells Us About Meeting J. Cole At A Skating Rink And Earning Rank In Fayetteville by: Konata Edwards February 15, 2018 Facebook Twitter Flipboard uproxx.it Name (Optional) Tags: 21 Savage A Lot J. Cole Tekashi 6ix9ine. (A lot) Comment. J Cole, Dennis Smith Jr join protest against George Floyd's death, fans thank them for 'walking the talk' The rapper also met with the Mayor of Fayetteville Mitch Colvin, and his fans can't praise him enough for 'walking the talk' instead of posting numerous posts on special media from … Left you out to rot? Aside mentioning Tekashi 6ix9ine, J. Cole also gives a shoutout to NBA players Markelle Fultz and Dennis Smith, Jr. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. Gang vs. the world, me and my dawg, it was us I'm batting a thousand (A lot) (A lot) How many times did she leave? Yeah, yeah, ah, ah, whoa, whoa, whoa, yeah (A lot) involving rapper J. Cole. How many niggas you shot? How many niggas done died? How much money you got? Nice Kicks: On the hip-hop front, what artist do you think is at the top of the rap game right now? The new 21 Savage album, i am > i was features the track A Lot, with a cameo by J. Cole. [Chorus: 21 Savage] My brother got life and it turned me to the streets How many people done doubted you? (A lot) (A lot) I'm on a money routine Though I never met you, I know that you special “a lot” samples “I Love You,” a 1971 song by American band East of Underground. The win marks Savage’s first award from the Recording Academy. I guess I was hoping the music would speak for itself, but the people want everything else (A lot) Over the weekend, Cole joined NBA star Dennis Smith Jr. and hundreds of other protestors in his hometown of Fayetteville, North Carolina in support of … Left you out to rot? I drove back home, six-hour drive, six-and-a-half Cole is featured on 21 Savage's latest album, "I Am > I Was," which dropped Thursday night, and name-drops Fultz and the Dallas Mavericks' Dennis Smith Jr. on the track "A Lot," according to Genius: I break it down, I break it down Dennis Smith Jr. wears a jersey bearing J. 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