Joyner Lucas has finally released the follow up to his 2020 single “Devils Work,” much to the delight of fans. “Devil’s Work 2” is the follow-up to “Devil’s Work,” which appears on ADHD, his 2020 record.
The rapper from Worcester, Massachusetts, uses the track to continue his tirade against society and to honor its recent casualties.
On Friday, Lucas released the song’s successor alongside a new music video. He watches a series of news segments while asking God to explain why these tragedies were permitted to occur. In the beginning of the new song/video, Lucas imagines a scenario in which Will Smith and Chris Rock avoid striking each other at the 2022 Oscars. Instead, he imagines them resolving their differences behind the scenes.
It is the first single off his forthcoming album, Not Now, I’m Busy. It will be his first since his Evolution album, also released in 2020.
THE PREMISE AND MEANING BEHIND “DEVIL’S WORK 2” BY JOYNER LUCAS
In the video, Joyner is seen sitting in a living room with a Bible and a pistol by his side. He contemplates the startling and sad events of the past year.
In the song’s first verse, Lucas slams the higher power, saying, “You ain’t playin’ fair no more.” In subsequent verses, he discusses the killing of Pop Smoke (“You dropped the ball.”) He also discusses Kobe Bryant’s untimely death (“Take back the day he ever stepped inside the helicopter.”) Alongside Brittney Griner’s unjust imprisonment. A wide range of emotions was expressed, from begging God to stop time before many ofthese occurrencess.
On the other hand, Candace Owens, a right-wing pundit, was the target of Joyner’s lyrical vitriol. This is after she released her controversial documentary The Greatest Lie Ever Told last year. She falsely claimed that George Floyd’s death was caused by his alleged use of fentanyl and not by the hands of the police in this documentary. Candace Owens often finds herself in the news for her controversial opinions and statements.
“Lord, forgive me for my language and these bad words/ But that Candace Owens b—h get on my last nerve/ How you gon’ tell me that what we witnessed on TV wasn’t murder when we watched n—as turn his a– into Casper?/ George died from asphyxiation and that’s a factor/ Fentanyl or not, he’d had never died and his last words were, ‘I cannot breathe’/ So really she gotta chill or maybe they should trade places so she could see how it feel,” raps Lucas.Joyner Lucas on “Devil’s Work 2”
Other well-known names mentioned on the track are George Floyd, PNB Rock, DMX, Takeoff, 6ix9ine, Kanye West, Tory Lanez, and more.
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “DEVIL’S WORK 2” HERE.
In conclusion, “Devil’s Work 2” is a powerful addition to Joyner Lucas’s discography, as he continues to use his platform to address important societal issues. Through his lyrics, Lucas not only pays tribute to those who have tragically lost their lives but also calls for accountability and change. The accompanying music video adds to the impact of the song, as Lucas uses his platform to share a message of hope and unity in the face of tragedy. Fans of Joyner Lucas will undoubtedly appreciate the raw emotion and thought-provoking content of “Devil’s Work 2.