Family Ties
Baby Keem Lyrics


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Jump in that (huh, huh) summon that bitch
Jump in that (huh, huh) jump in that fire (huh)
Jump in that bitch, hittin' that fire
Jump in that whip, thumbin' that bitch
Cum in that bitch (ho), drummin' that (huh, huh)
Drummin' that bitch

Choppa doin' circles, it's a Bird, Bird
Take him to the party, he's a nerd (pop out)
I seen niggas hittin' corners in the motherfuckin' 'burbs, huh (pop out)
Done politickin' with the competition, what's the word? (Yeah)
Put that on my mama, nigga, eight in the process
Nigga tryna tippy-toe through the progress
Tongue-tied when the truth is an object
What's the pros and the cons of this next check?

Wasn't nobody 'round, I was independent
In the '90s, sittin' bum with the windows tinted
Heard a bum got a strap in the party
Who the fuck let this- in the party?
Beat 'em up, beat 'em up, beat 'em up, beat 'em up
I was seein' double in the projects
Mad at myself when I put it to the side
Mama had to cater for the coupe
That we rode after school on the way to Popeyes
And niggas wanna play both sides
It's a red dot, don't get on the wrong red eye
It's a headshot, Damien Kane, woo them guys
Fuck around and bury two of them guys
I'm OD in Paris, I'm OD in France
I thought that I told you, I need the advance
Put down your IG and look through my lens
A million to grandma, who did I offend?
The girl of your dreams to me is a fan
I netted ten million and did a lil' dance
I'm fuckin' the world, I unzip my pants
My uncle G told me that I had a chance
So then I popped out and did it again
And did it again, and did it again
I cannot respect them, where did he begin?
Advice from the council, let nobody in
Been swervin' through rumors, avoidin' the trends
And duckin' the hoes, I'm duckin' the loonies that come with the shows
I'm grateful to Man-Man, he opened up doors
A bunk on the tour bus to come and compose
I reach to the stars on my tippy toes
This greatest success where most niggas fold
I tell you my past, that shit don't get old
But how could you ask, like I don't be writin' my raps
These critics got everyone tapped
You gotta relax, the city where nobody sleep
Just tap in and ask where I'm at, ho

Smoking on your top five tonight, tonight
Yeah, I'm smokin' on your, what's her name, tonight, tonight
Smokin' on you, shores, ain't two-nine, yeah, two

I am the omega, pgLang, Rollie gang, SIE
Don't you address me unless it's with four letters
I thought you'd known better
I been duckin' the pandemic, I been- social gimmicks
I been duckin' the overnight activists, yeah
I'm not a trending topic, I'm a-
"Hold on, y'all niggas playin' with me, man"

I am the omega, pgLang, Rollie gang, SIE
Don't you address me unless it's with four letters
Bitch, I thought you'd known better
I been duckin' the pandemic, I been duckin' the social gimmicks
I been duckin' the overnight activists, yeah
I'm not a trending topic, I'm a prophet
I answer to Metatron and Gabriel
Bitch, looking for a better me
I am a legacy, I come from the seventy
The Al Green offspring, guns and the melody
The big shot, wrist on cryotherapy
Soon as I press that button
Nigga better get right like the ambulance's comin'
Us two on a light, Keem been through nothin'
Dave Free, got at least one B in the oven
I'm trippin', I'm juggin', my mental is amazing, brother
Pop off, only on occasions, brother
Rich nigga, mama know I made it, brother
Go figure, never caught cases, brother
Face it, brother, gracious brother
New flows comin', be patient, brother
Show my ass and take y'all to class
I can multitask like Megan, brother
2021, I ain't takin' no prisoner
Last year, y'all fucked up all the listener
Who went platinum? I call that a visitor
Who the fuck backin' them? All been falsified
The fact means this a vaccine, and the game need me to survive
The Elohim, the rebirth
Before you get to the Father, you gotta holla at me first, bitch
Smokin' on top fives
Motherfuck that album, fuck that single
Burn that hard drive (burn that shit)
Ain't nobody safe when I come up killin'
Everybody that's outside (who you with?)
Yeah, Kanye changed his life
But me, I'm still an old school Gemini (lil' bitch)
Let me jump in this bitch

Let me jump in this bitch
Two phones, but I only bring one in this bitch
One daughter, but they all my sons in this bitch
No hoes, ain't shit gettin' done in this bitch
I'm scary, I got a gun in this bitch
Smokin' on top fives
Stop playin', I'm that guy




Number two DMing my bitch
That's cool, I don't ask why

Overall Meaning

In the first verse of Baby Keem and Kendrick Lamar's "Family Ties," the artists employ a range of provocative metaphors and images to relay themes of power, fame, and violence. The chorus, "Smokin' on your top five, tonight," is a boastful claim to superiority. Keem and Lamar suggest that they have surpassed their competitors in hip-hop, smoking on the tracks of artists who are not on their level. The line "Jump in that, summon that bitch" conjures up an image of summoning a vehicle with supernatural powers, suggesting that the artists are commanding their success and bringing it to them through sheer force of will. Other lines contain violent images, such as "drummin' that bitch" and "choppa doin' circles, it's a Bird, Bird," conveying a sense that artists must fight to maintain their dominance.


The second verse of "Family Ties" features a back and forth between Baby Keem and Kendrick Lamar, who take turns boasting and calling out their rivals. The lyrics are dense and full of wordplay, challenging listeners to keep up with the dynamic fast-paced delivery. Lamar proclaims himself "the omega," positioning himself as the final word in hip-hop. He references the pandemic and social activism, claiming that he has stayed above the fray and remained focused on his art. He also asserts that he is a "prophet" and gives a nod to his religious beliefs, naming the archangels Metatron and Gabriel.


Overall, "Family Ties" appears to be a meditation on power, fame, and the cutthroat nature of the music industry. The artists use vivid metaphors and wordplay to suggest that they are at the top of their game and have worked hard to get there. At the same time, they acknowledge that maintaining this level of success requires constant effort and vigilance, as they must always be ready to defend their position against rivals.


Line by Line Meaning

Jump in that (huh, huh) summon that bitch
Enter the situation confidently and assertively


Jump in that (huh, huh) jump in that fire (huh)
Take risks and embrace challenges fearlessly


Jump in that bitch, hittin' that fire
Engage in the situation with intensity and passion


Jump in that whip, thumbin' that bitch
Drive with confidence and control


Cum in that bitch (ho), drummin' that (huh, huh)
Excel and succeed in the situation


Drummin' that bitch
Triumphing and making an impact


Choppa doin' circles, it's a Bird, Bird
Weapon is in motion, ready for action


Take him to the party, he's a nerd (pop out)
Unexpectedly bring him to the event, surprising others


I seen niggas hittin' corners in the motherfuckin' 'burbs, huh (pop out)
Observed individuals maneuvering in unexpected places


Done politickin' with the competition, what's the word? (Yeah)
Finished engaging in strategizing and negotiations with rivals, seeking updates and information


Put that on my mama, nigga, eight in the process
Promise sincerely and genuinely, emphasizing the progress made


Nigga tryna tippy-toe through the progress
Attempting to cautiously navigate through the advancements


Tongue-tied when the truth is an object
Struggling to express oneself honestly when faced with reality


What's the pros and the cons of this next check?
Considering the advantages and disadvantages of the upcoming financial gain


Wasn't nobody 'round, I was independent
Had no support or assistance, relied solely on oneself


In the '90s, sittin' bum with the windows tinted
During the '90s, being low-profile and inconspicuous


Heard a bum got a strap in the party
Received information about an unqualified individual having a weapon at the gathering


Who the fuck let this- in the party?
Expressing surprise and frustration about that person's presence


Beat 'em up, beat 'em up, beat 'em up, beat 'em up
Physically confront and overpower them


I was seein' double in the projects
Experiencing confusion and disorientation in a disadvantaged neighborhood


Mad at myself when I put it to the side
Feeling frustrated for neglecting a certain matter


Mama had to cater for the coupe That we rode after school on the way to Popeyes
Mother had to provide for the luxury car we used to go to Popeyes after school


And niggas wanna play both sides
Individuals try to embrace different perspectives and allegiances


It's a red dot, don't get on the wrong red eye
Dangerous situation, be cautious and avoid making a mistake


It's a headshot, Damien Kane, woo them guys
Aiming to take out specific targets, causing chaos


Fuck around and bury two of them guys
Potential of eliminating two adversaries


I'm OD in Paris, I'm OD in France
Excessive behavior and influence in Paris and France


I thought that I told you, I need the advance
Previously mentioned the requirement for financial advancement


Put down your IG and look through my lens
Stop using Instagram and try to understand my perspective


A million to grandma, who did I offend?
Donated a substantial amount to grandmother, causing offense to someone


The girl of your dreams to me is a fan
The ideal woman for others is merely a supporter of mine


I netted ten million and did a lil' dance
Earned ten million dollars and celebrated modestly


I'm fuckin' the world, I unzip my pants
Dominating and conquering the world with ease


My uncle G told me that I had a chance
Received encouragement and guidance from my Uncle G


So then I popped out and did it again
Appeared unexpectedly and achieved success once more


And did it again, and did it again
Repeatedly accomplished goals and achievements


I cannot respect them, where did he begin?
Unable to regard certain individuals with respect, questioning their origins


Advice from the council, let nobody in
Received guidance from a group of trusted advisors, keeping others at a distance


Been swervin' through rumors, avoidin' the trends
Successfully navigating and evading rumors and popular movements


And duckin' the hoes, I'm duckin' the loonies that come with the shows
Avoiding distractions, particularly lustful individuals and crazy fans associated with performances


I'm grateful to Man-Man, he opened up doors
Expressing appreciation to Man-Man for providing opportunities


A bunk on the tour bus to come and compose
A space on the tour bus designated for writing and creating music


I reach to the stars on my tippy toes
Striving for success and aiming high, despite challenges


This greatest success where most niggas fold
Achieving remarkable success in circumstances where others would fail


I tell you my past, that shit don't get old
Revealing personal history that remains relevant and impactful


But how could you ask, like I don't be writin' my raps
Surprised by the question, as it is known that I write my own lyrics


These critics got everyone tapped
Critics have influence and control over the perceptions of others


You gotta relax, the city where nobody sleep
Need to calm down, referring to the city that never rests


Just tap in and ask where I'm at, ho
Simply reach out and inquire about my location


Smoking on your top five tonight, tonight
Outshining and surpassing your favorite artists


Yeah, I'm smokin' on your, what's her name, tonight, tonight
Enjoying the success of surpassing another artist's significant other


Smokin' on you, shores, ain't two-nine, yeah, two
Dominating and overshadowing you, displaying superiority


I am the omega, pgLang, Rollie gang, SIE
Symbolizing the end and ultimate form, representing the record label and a luxury watch brand


Don't you address me unless it's with four letters
Don't speak to me unless you use an abbreviation


I thought you'd known better
Assumed that you had more knowledge and understanding


I been duckin' the pandemic, I been- social gimmicks
Avoiding the effects of the pandemic, evading shallow trends and attention-seeking behaviors


I been duckin' the overnight activists, yeah
Avoiding sudden, short-lived activists


I'm not a trending topic, I'm a-
Not someone who follows trends, but rather a significant figure


"Hold on, y'all niggas playin' with me, man"
Expressing displeasure and frustration with the way others are treating him


Bitch, I thought you'd known better
Expected you to have more understanding and insight


I been duckin' the pandemic, I been duckin' the social gimmicks
Avoiding the consequences of the pandemic, evading shallow trends and attention-seeking behaviors


I been duckin' the overnight activists, yeah
Avoiding sudden, short-lived activists


I'm not a trending topic, I'm a prophet
Not someone who follows trends, but rather a visionary and influential figure


I answer to Metatron and Gabriel
Aligned with divine entities, following spiritual guidance


Bitch, looking for a better me
Searching for personal growth and improvement


I am a legacy, I come from the seventy
Representing a lineage and heritage from the 1970s


The Al Green offspring, guns and the melody
Descendant of Al Green, combining musicality with a tough persona


The big shot, wrist on cryotherapy
Prominent figure with a frozen, cold demeanor


Soon as I press that button
Immediately after I take action


Nigga better get right like the ambulance's comin'
You better correct your behavior, urgently like an ambulance approaching


Us two on a light, Keem been through nothin'
Together, we shine brightly while Baby Keem has faced no difficulties


Dave Free, got at least one B in the oven
Dave Free, the producer, has one child on the way


I'm trippin', I'm juggin', my mental is amazing, brother
I'm excelling and succeeding despite overwhelming challenges, my mental fortitude is impressive


Pop off, only on occasions, brother
Engage in explosive actions selectively, not regularly


Rich nigga, mama know I made it, brother
Wealthy individual, my mother is aware of my success


Go figure, never caught cases, brother
Surprising, I have never been involved in legal trouble


Face it, brother, gracious brother
Accept it, brother, I am generous and kind-hearted


New flows comin', be patient, brother
Preparing to introduce fresh and innovative styles, requesting patience


Show my ass and take y'all to class
Outperform and educate others


I can multitask like Megan, brother
I possess the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, like Megan Thee Stallion


2021, I ain't takin' no prisoner
In the year 2021, I won't show mercy or spare anyone


Last year, y'all fucked up all the listener
Last year, you made music that disappointed and frustrated the audience


Who went platinum? I call that a visitor
Who achieved platinum status? I consider that a temporary presence


Who the fuck backin' them? All been falsified
Who is supporting them? All endorsements have been fabricated


The fact means this a vaccine, and the game need me to survive
The truth is, I am the remedy for the music industry's well-being and survival


The Elohim, the rebirth
Referring to a divine being, symbolizing renewal and transformation


Before you get to the Father, you gotta holla at me first, bitch
To reach the ultimate level, one must acknowledge and respect my authority, emphasizing superiority


Smokin' on top fives
Celebrating and overshadowing the best artists in the industry


Motherfuck that album, fuck that single
Disregard and dismiss the entire musical project, including individual tracks


Burn that hard drive (burn that shit)
Destroy the evidence and erase any trace of the music


Ain't nobody safe when I come up killin'
Nobody is protected from my dominance and destruction


Everybody that's outside (who you with?)
Targeting and threatening everyone who is not part of my inner circle, questioning their allegiance


Yeah, Kanye changed his life
Acknowledging Kanye West's impact and transformation


But me, I'm still an old school Gemini (lil' bitch)
Unlike Kanye, I remain true to my dual nature as an old school Gemini


Let me jump in this bitch
Allow me to enter this situation energetically and assertively


Let me jump in this bitch
Allow me to engage actively and confidently in this endeavor


Two phones, but I only bring one in this bitch
Possessing multiple phones, but using only one in this particular situation


One daughter, but they all my sons in this bitch
Having one biological daughter, but considering everyone present as my offspring metaphorically


No hoes, ain't shit gettin' done in this bitch
No distractions or unproductive activities happening in this situation


I'm scary, I got a gun in this bitch
I invoke fear and intimidate others because I am armed


Smokin' on top fives
Celebrating and overshadowing the best artists in the industry


Stop playin', I'm that guy
Stop underestimating me, I am the one


Number two DMing my bitch
Another rapper is trying to communicate with my partner through direct messages


That's cool, I don't ask why
That's fine, I don't feel the need to question her about it




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Colin Franken, Dominik Patrzek, Hykeem Carter, Jasper Lee Harris, Kendrick Duckworth, Ronald Latour, Roshwita Larisha Bacha, Tobias Dekker

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@blueface9348

Family Ties >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Family Matters

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I'm from France i like drake but this song better than any drake song

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Common knowledge

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seeing kendrick again makes everything better

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yes, also whats up squalay

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please cover this

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We need u and Kendrick to collab

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