Money Man is an Atlanta rapper whose birth name is Tyson Bolding. He dedicates this song to five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant, who died aged 41 on January 26, 2020, in a helicopter crash.
Burnin' on Lilikoi, ashes look corduroy
R.I.P. Kobe Bryant, R.I.P. 24
"24" was the number Bryant wore during his Hall of Fame career with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Apart from offering his condolences at the beginning of the track, Moneybagg only makes one brief mention of the Lakers legend.
Grew up in the trap watching Kobe yam
The rest of Money Man's rhymes are from the mind of a street hustler as he raps about drugs, sex, wealth, and haters.
Atlanta producer Nflated came up with the bass-heavy beat. Nflated has supplied the instrumental to several of Money Man's other songs, including the Epidemic track "Courtesy."
Money Man released the song on February 21, 2020 as a single from his Epidemic mixtape. It was only when he dropped a remix version featuring Lil Baby on August 14, 2020 that "24" entered the Hot 100 chart to become his first hit on the tally.