Derez De’Shon’s “Hardaway” has done some serious damage for the Atlanta-based rapper, even exploding onto the Billboard Hot 100. And by the looks of it, De’Shon rose to the occasion by recruiting 2 Chainz, Yo Gotti and DJ Envy for this remix, produced by London On Da Track.
The guest emcees cleverly flip the hook to “Hardaway” to reflect their learned lessons from their various hardscrabble pasts. For instance, take the endlessly quotable 2 Chainz, who reveals this tidbit about the arc of his life: “Used to sell bags, now I graduate, I got the trap on my résumé/ I got the crib with the pool and the lake and the gate with the yard that’s too big to rake.”
And while we hope 2 Chainz finds a trustworthy landscaping crew soon, we can all enjoy this powerful remix for now — one that’s reflective of the trials these stars underwent on their journey to the Hot 100.