Rich the Kid is gearing up to share his highly anticipated debut album, The World Is Yours, on Friday. The 25-year-old dropped off one more single Monday (March 26), which happens to be the project’s final track, “Dead Friends.” The DJ Mustard-produced tune may very well be sending shots Lil Uzi Vert‘s direction. The pair of artists have participated in an entertaining feud through the first quarter of 2018.
RTK caresses the ominous beat, subliminally taking aim at Uzi or other detractors. “All them dead friends (dead)/ You a middleman (what)/ You a little man (little, huh)/ Your money getting shorter (shorter)/ My bitch from ‘cross the water (bitch)/ Teach you how to count it (yeah), all about it, better boss up (rich),” he shrewdly rhymes.
The Atlanta transplant premiered the track on Beats 1 and provided some background on the recording of the song to Zane Lowe. “It’s funny because I made this record months before all that, and so whatever darkness comes to light. So listen to the song, you know what’s going on,” he said when Uzi’s name was brought up. “I’m just waiting to see if [Uzi’s] going to reply back. You know [Uzi] can’t write better than me though.”
Stream “Dead Friends” below. The World Is Yours drops Friday.