"Numbers" is A Boogie wit da Hoodie's ode to accumulating wealth. He is joined on the track by Gunna, and Roddy Ricch while producer London On Da Track is also credited as a featured artist.
Run up them numbers OKC, you don't want no thunder
Running numbers is a colloquial term that is used to refer to rackets ran by organized-crime syndicates. Such illegal gambling or illegal lotteries are played mostly in poor and working class US neighborhoods.
Boogie originally titled the song "Antisocial Gangsta," from one of Roddy Ricch's rhymes.
Make some calls, you can't cop the fleet Gotta be an antisocial gangster 'cause the feds watchin' my tweets
The line is a nod to Ricch's December 2019 album, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial. Both he and Boogie have a reputation for antisocial personalities.
Gunna's verse was likely a late addition to the song. An earlier version of the track leaked online 18 days before the release of Artist 2.0 without the Atlanta rapper's vocals.
The Isley Brother's song, "Contagious," peaked at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100. This meant that the band of brothers became the first group to score a Top 50 hit in six consecutive decades on the chart.