Momma I Hit A Lick
by 2 Chainz (featuring Kendrick Lamar)

Album: Rap or Go to the League (2019)
Charted: 100
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  • To "hit a lick" means to make money in a short period of time, usually in an illegal way. Here, 2 Chainz boasts about his accumulated wealth and success.
  • "Momma I Hit a Lick" features a guest verse by Kendrick Lamar in which he talks about his control over the rap game, and challenges other rappers who steal his style.
  • The song marks 2 Chainz and Kendrick's first proper collaboration, although they both previously appeared on A$AP Rocky's "Fu--in' Problems," Robin Thicke's "Give It 2 U (remix)" and Schoolboy Q's "X."
  • In an interview with the album's A&R LeBron James (yes, the basketball star was part of this on a management level), 2 Chainz revealed that Kanye West appeared on one version of the song.

    2 Chainz explained that Lamar contributed a different hook for this at first which he didn't like. He took it to West and played him both this song and another Rap or Go to the League track "I'm Not Crazy, Life Is": Yeezy started rapping to this song and 2 Chainz's engineer Nolan Presley took his verse and made it a hook.

    "We was cool with it," he added. "He was cool with it. Kendrick liked it. And then [Kanye] didn't want to be on it so I took him off. I ain't going back and forth with that."
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