Key to the Streets

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"Key to the Streets"
Keytothestreets.jpg
Single by YFN Lucci featuring Migos and Trouble
from the album Wish Me Well 2
Released February 23, 2016
Format Digital download
Recorded 2016
Genre
Length 4:41
Label
Writer(s)
Producer(s) James
YFN Lucci singles chronology

"Room Full of Bitchez"
(2015)
"Key to the Streets"
(2016)
Everyday We Lit" br>(2016)

This is a single from Atlanta rapper YFN Lucci's second mixtape, Wish Me Well 2, which was released under the Atlanta imprint Think It's A Game Records on February 23, 2016. Asked to describe the song's message, Lucci told Billboard magazine:

"Where you come from isn't always where you're going to end up. Dream big, because there are more things out there. We're showing that we're young n---as from the street and we still made it out." The beat was supplied by Texas producer June James. Lucci explained in a Genius attribution:

"I met June James in Houston at a meet-and-great. He told me he had beats. I checked them out, I started listening—he had a sound that I liked. I was messing with it. I pulled up his beats to record over. The first one I played they were smellin'. I got a lot with him." Quavo from Migos raps the first verse and also joins Lucci on the hook. Asked how he connected with Quavo, Lucci replied:

"Basically I pulled up on Quavo at Quality Control studios [in Atlanta] to get some work in. When I got there, he was working with Ty Dolla $ign and I started pulling up some beats and the first beat I pulled up was the 'Key to the Streets' beat by John James. Quavo walked in the booth and jumped on it." The official remix of the song, featuring 2 Chainz, Lil Wayne and Quavo, was released for digital download on iTunes on September 16, 2016.

Music video

On June 24, 2016, the music video for "Key to the Streets" was released on Lucci's Vevo channel.

Lyrics

I got money way before the deal
Put my bitches in new pair of heels
I might fuck your ho and pay her bills
Yeah we was taught to get it how we live, yeah
I got your ho on a leash
Got a plug, he Vietnamese
We the niggas they wanna be
'Cause we got the key to the streets
We got the key to the streets
Hey, we got the key to the streets
We got the key to the streets
Hey, we got the key to the streets

Young nigga from the north
Got my eye on the streets like a hawk
Wrap ‘em, put ‘em on a boat
Boy you better not choke
If you ain't know, I run the north
We got the key to the streets
Everybody notice me
Used to dream about 50 thousand in my jeans
Now 50 thousand cheap to me
Remember the days watching the Hot Boys and Master P
Now I’m down in Miami, one phone call, I pull up on Weezy
All of my niggas with me, you feel me
Straps on everybody in the building
All of niggas came from dealing
Or either they kicking in doors and stealing
I feel like I’m not having no feelings
Before the fame, seen quarter million
Came from robbing pizza man at the top of apartment building

I got money way before the deal
Put my bitches in new pair of heels
I might fuck your ho and pay her bills
Yeah we was taught to get it how we live, yeah
I got your ho on a leash
Got a plug, he Vietnamese
We the niggas they wanna be
'Cause we got the key to the streets
We got the key to the streets
Hey, we got the key to the streets
We got the key to the streets
Hey, we got the key to the streets

I’m from the dirty, we play dirty
All these sticks they dirty
We don’t fight, get murdered
If my niggas say fuck you then I’m sorry for you
If my niggas ain’t fucking, then get out ho, hurry
Real trapper never seen a drought, we gon’ ship ‘em out
Any problem, we gon’ air ‘em out
What they talking ‘bout?
We don't count we weigh it now
No we ain’t servin’ no ounce
We sip purple, we ain’t never out
We ain’t never out
Hit up Quavo, we gon’ need another bando
I’mma flood that bitch with more keys than a piano
All these bitches say they love me, I’m so handsome
Yeah they know ‘bout Lucci go and ask 'em, they gon tell ya

I got money way before the deal
Put my bitches in new pair of heels
I might fuck your ho and pay her bills
Yeah we was taught to get it how we live, yeah
I got your ho on a leash
Got a plug, he Vietnamese
We the niggas they wanna be
'Cause we got the key to the streets
We got the key to the streets
Hey, we got the key to the streets
We got the key to the streets
Hey, we got the key to the streets

I got the key to the streets my nigga
Just like Dr. Dre, he got the beats
I come straight up out of 1500
That’s the block, my niggas over easy
Double cup but no ice tea
Pour me a four before I go to sleep
Fuck around and landed in the hospital
Geekin’ off the Henn and the lean
(Takeoff!)
(Sup Skoob!)
(Go head, take off)
24/7, no day off, ballin' like we in the playoffs
20 bitches at the playhouse
You quick to freeze up when that K out
If that bitch ain’t tryna fuck I kick her out the house
Like Martin, lil bitty bitch stay out
They like to whoop me ’til them Ks out
Get to looking for some ways out
You niggas ain’t workin’, you're laid off
Trouble decapitate him, blow his face off
Won’t get it ‘til these niggas laid off
Assassinating, knock him off like I’m Adolf
Been getting money, 19 with a 650
Nut seen me stunting B.I.P Blood

I got money way before the deal
Put my bitches in new pair of heels
I might fuck your ho and pay her bills
Yeah we was taught to get it how we live, yeah
I got your ho on a leash
Got a plug, he Vietnamese
We the niggas they wanna be
'Cause we got the key to the streets
We got the key to the streets
Hey, we got the key to the streets
We got the key to the streets
Hey, we got the key to the streets


Weekly charts

Chart (2016) Peak
position
October 8, 2016 87
October 15, 2016 86
October 22, 2016 83
October 29, 2016 74
November 5, 2016 70
November 12, 2016 73
November 19, 2016 76
November 26, 2016 77
December 3, 2016 81
December 10, 2016 86
Reentry
January 21, 2017 97