LVL
A$AP Rocky Lyrics


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(Yeah, uh)
Clams Casino, nigga (A$AP)
A$AP (uh)

Mister pistol popper (uh)
Flocko locked and loaded (yeah)
Life's a bitch and she pussy pop, know why? 'Cause I got her open (alright)
That pussy soakin' (uh)
Fuck is you promotin' (uh)
Yeah, you claim you rage, you hatin' like you live in Oakland
All my rap town niggas with the roof back
Introduce you niggas to the new swag
Make you say a nigga blew up too fast
Fuck I'm 'posed to do with all this new ass?
Fuck I'm 'posed to do with all this new cash?
Thousand dollar drawers just to hold my balls
All I ever do is let my jewels sag
Pac gone, but the juice back, get your popcorn
Juice snacks, it's a movie nigga, with a new cast
Get the news flash, that the truth back
This is boom bap, mixed with new raps
Look at all the niggas that I blew past
Hood by Air, to the durag
Nigga make way for the new jacks

(Yeah, uh, yeah, uh, uh, yeah, yeah, uh)
Uh (uh)

It's mister pistol popper screamin' "Fuck a copper"
I just bought a crispy choppa finna fuck your block up, blocka (yeah)
Even cracked the pavement that's for niggas hatin' (yeah)
I been impatiently waitin' to show you niggas Satan (yeah)
All this talk of Illuminati ain't got a clue about me (uh)
Bitch I'm trill-maluminati and got my crew behind me (alright)
Shooters round me (yeah)
Keep them looters round me (uh)
Keep a tool around me (uh)
It'll keep you fools from 'round me
Couple of them dudes surround me
Wit' a gat, wit a strap in a backpack
When they cap cap, leave you flat
Better back back, on a fast track, ratatat, nigga that's that
Nigga pass dat, finna ash, where the hash at
Got a Kat Stacks, wit a ass, finna smash that
Make her catch that, A$AP then I pass that
Off to my niggas then she ask, "Where the cash at?

Uh, I see dead people (uh)
I need dead people (uh)
Lord Pretty Flacko, bitch, I behead people (uh)
Kneel and kiss the ring (yeah)
All hail the king (all hail the king) (yeah)
Long live A$AP put that on everything (everything, everything)

(Alright mothafucka)
(Uh, yeah, yeah, yeah, alright, A$AP, yeah)
All you need is love
All you need is love




All you need is love
All you need is love

Overall Meaning

The song “LVL” by A$AP Rocky contains several different themes depending on which stanza is being analyzed. Overall, the song radiates A$AP Rocky’s confidence and sense of power. The first verse boasts about his luxurious lifestyle, discussing things like his “thousand dollar drawers” and jewels sagging. He also touches on his success, showing off where he came from and his success as an artist, pointing out the people he has surpassed “Look at all the niggas that I blew past.”. The song also references dark and controversial topics such as Illuminati theories and violence.


In verse two, A$AP Rocky moves away from his life of luxury and instead talks about “dead people” and how he needs them. This line, inferred from the video game quote “I see dead people/I need dead people”, indicates some of his lyrics may stem from video game inspirations. This macabre tone quickly flips back to expressing a sense of power by declaring himself the king, having everyone kiss his ring and hail him. This characterizes the A$AP Rocky that fans have come to love and expect.


Overall, the song is a mix of contradictions- from leveling up to killing people and from luxury lifestyles to darkened back alleys. It is a testament to how multifaceted the artist is.


Line by Line Meaning

Clams Casino, nigga (A$AP)
Acknowledging the producer Clams Casino and the artist(rapper) A$AP Rocky


Mister pistol popper (uh)
Referring to himself as someone who wields guns and can shoot with accuracy


Flocko locked and loaded (yeah)
A$AP Rocky is ready to take action and he is fully equipped with weapons


Life's a bitch and she pussy pop, know why? 'Cause I got her open (alright)
Metaphor indicating that he is in control of his life and can make life bend to his will


That pussy soakin' (uh)
Indicating sexual pleasure/excitement in a woman's arousal


Fuck is you promotin' (uh)
Questioning someone's intention/motivation in what they are advertising/advocating for


Yeah, you claim you rage, you hatin' like you live in Oakland
Criticising someone's behaviour and actions and comparing them to people who come from a hard city like Oakland.


All my rap town niggas with the roof back
Referring to people from his town who enjoy cruising with their car roof back


Introduce you niggas to the new swag
Bringing to light the new flavour/trend/style


Make you say a nigga blew up too fast
Making an observer believe that the person's success was too rapid to be genuine


Fuck I'm 'posed to do with all this new ass?
Questioning what to do with all new assets that come with more money and success. Here 'new ass' refers to females and groupies


Fuck I'm 'posed to do with all this new cash?
Questioning how to spend all the revenue and bucks he has now


Thousand dollar drawers just to hold my balls
Branding himself as someone who can invest $1000 on his underpants just to have comfortable space for holding his genitals


All I ever do is let my jewels sag
Always showing off his expensive bling and taking pride in it even if it means he looks like a slacker


Pac gone, but the juice back, get your popcorn
Tupac Shakur is dead, but the raw energy and influence he had has returned, hence 'Juice Back'


Juice snacks, it's a movie nigga, with a new cast
Metaphor for showing off and flaunting and also acknowledging that there's been a shift in the power balance in the rap world


Get the news flash, that the truth back
Expressing enthusiasm about returning to the truth of rap and how it's meant to convey real stories


This is boom bap, mixed with new raps
Claiming that his music is a blend of the classic 'boom bap' sound and the new influence of trap music


Look at all the niggas that I blew past
Looking down upon all his contemporaries he has already surpassed and left behind


Hood by Air, to the durag
Referring to his fashion style and link up with the clothing line 'Hood by Air' and how he can take any simple accessory, like a Durag and make it trendy


Nigga make way for the new jacks
Letting people know that he is the latest trendsetter and to step aside and allow him to dominate the scene.


It's mister pistol popper screamin' 'Fuck a copper'
Presenting himself as someone who disregards the law and cops, and makes it clear that he uses his pistols for more than just looking cool


I just bought a crispy choppa finna fuck your block up, blocka (yeah)
He has purchased a brand new automatic rifle and is preparing to use it to take over a neighbourhood, to dominate and to terrorize the residents


Even cracked the pavement that's for niggas hatin'
An exaggeration that his weapon is so strong that it can physically crack the pavement, a statement meant to deflate those who doubted his abilities


I been impatiently waitin' to show you niggas Satan
He's been itching to show his opposition, the devil in human form


All this talk of Illuminati ain't got a clue about me (uh)
Some people assume he is part of the secret society, the Illuminati. He reassures his fans and listeners that he is not part of that world.


Bitch I'm trill-maluminati and got my crew behind me (alright)
Trill indicating his authenticity, and mimicking Illuminati tone to make fun of people who believe in that. Establishing it is his crew that has got his back


Shooters round me (yeah)
Alluding to people who work for him and their role behind the scenes to protect him


Keep them looters round me (uh)
People who take advantage of violence, lawlessness and riots cause chaos and mayhem. Indicating that he is surrounded by such individuals


Keep a tool around me (uh)
A confirming statement that being a part of this world, he too carries guns to protect himself


It'll keep you fools from 'round me
The primary reason for carrying the gun is to scare people who would try to harm him.


Couple of them dudes surround me
Reinforcing earlier statements of being surrounded by his crew who will put up a firm defence


Wit' a gat, wit a strap in a backpack
People in his circle carry weapons and are always prepared for any eventuality


When they cap cap, leave you flat
When the guns go off, people die, it's a warning for his enemies and haters not to mess with him


Better back back, on a fast track, ratatat, nigga that's that
A warning for any opponent to back off before it's too late, indicating that he's a fast thinker and will get the best of them by shooting without hesitation.


Nigga pass dat, finna ash, where the hash at
He's saying he wants some marijuana from somebody and is asking where he can get some.


Got a Kat Stacks, wit a ass, finna smash that
Kat Stacks is a woman who possibly comes with troubles, but he will still have sex with her


Make her catch that, A$AP then I pass that
He plans on making her orgasm quickly and then will finish it off, passing her off to somebody else


Off to my niggas then she ask, 'Where the cash at?
Once the process of sex is complete and they pass her around, she'll ask for compensation


Uh, I see dead people (uh)
Mocking a line from the movie 'The Sixth Sense.' Indicating that he's someone to watch out for and has the responsibility of getting rid of haters and enemies


I need dead people (uh)
Boasting about his power and influence as a gangster and someone who can have people killed


Lord Pretty Flacko, bitch, I behead people (uh)
Claiming that he is the leader of his crew and can give them orders to do his bidding no matter how violent or crazy it is


Kneel and kiss the ring (yeah)
He's the king around here and wants respect and submission from others, and kneeling is a way to show it


All hail the king (all hail the king) (yeah)
Repeatedly urging the crowd to recognise him as the king, to show obedience and loyalty


Long live A$AP put that on everything (everything, everything)
Wishes to live a long life and will be around for a long time. Showing confidence and pride in his work and accomplishments.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Michael Volpe, Rakim Mayers

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