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EARTHGANG “UP” Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified

September 25, 2019


Wowgr8: When we first made the song, we made
it, it was cool, we liked it. We knew it was a good song, but we didn’t
realize the kind of impact it was going to have to our fans until we did Colors. I ain’t never even watched the video for it. I watched it now, but at the time we was on
tour. So we did it, we made it, it came out a few
months later… I ain’t think about it, bro. I’m always on the go, bro. I’m always looking that way. You know what I’m saying? I ain’t think about it. Our manager called us one day, “Hey man, this thing
doing crazy numbers. Have you seen it?” I was like, what? I was like, oh, people like this? Olu: People like this shit. Wowgr8: What!? Wowgr8: Hey, the funny shit about “Up” is
we somehow up we was. And these was actually- Olu: We recorded it in the garage, in the
spicy-ass, hot-ass garage in Los Angeles. It was like, you know what? This song is going to take us to the next
level. Wowgr8: It’s gonna be a- Olu: We must manifest. Wowgr8: It’s the biggest speaking into existence
in history. Olu: We must… it must happen. Right here, right now. That boy, Josh Norman, hopped over that bull. That was the wildest thing I’ve seen in a
long time. Man, I ain’t going to hold you like that was
a wild thing, but I would definitely do that. First of all, I like big animals. I like riding horses. They just let you know how insignificant as
a human you are. Elephants in a circus is one thing, but you
see an elephant in it’s vast plain and it’s just huge, you’re like, “Ah shit, I really
don’t want no issue. I don’t want no issues.” So I like stuff like that. I relish being around animals like that, that
just have that power, you know? It really could go either way. Like we don’t want no smoke, but we got all
the smoke. A lot of times niggas be like, “I don’t really
want no issue, bro.” That don’t mean you scared or not, but it’s
just like, “Man, I’m over here with my fan on chilling,” but if we got to have a problem,
then we got to have a problem. In Atlanta, our projects they only two, three
stories. They don’t go 50 floors up here, like up top. it’s just a whole community in there. It’s a tight knit community, tight knit village. So everybody know each other, and if you’re
there, “Who you know here bro, like can we help you?” You know what I’m saying? If not then, you got to leave, you got to
leave soon. So you’ve got to have a past and you got to
be connected when you move around the city like that. I wrote my verse, I was watching John Q on
silent. Shout out to Denzel Washington because he’s
one of my favorite actors. Just the dedication, the time. And then he inserts himself into the role,
too. So you don’t forget that it’s Denzel. I just remember this man’s intensity and what
he meant and what he was trying to do by saving his son’s life. This man held a whole hospital hostage. That’s crazy. All our freedoms are being slowly stripped
away because we been so distracted. One and two is being done in such a remote
place. So many policies are being passed that we
think don’t affect us because we don’t never see it. But like we hired them people. We kind of got to make sure they’re doing
they job. I will never hire nobody and just be like,
“Your room over there. You good.” Killing is a part of life. You don’t want to condone it. But sometimes it ain’t even got to be the
real killer. Sometime it could be metaphorical killings
or it could be the real killer. Sometimes you got to make some type of sacrifices
or you got to counter, you got protect yourself or whatever it is, you know? But once old things die, they fertilize the
ground for new seeds and new things to grow. You can do whatever. You can floss out. You can live in the palace, like Aladdin. Aladdin ain’t never forget who he was. You could be a prince, you could be a king. You remain humble. Those are my type of leaders. They humble, we don’t care how much money
you’ve got. I don’t care, just don’t lose yourself bro. You not up until you’re up up. You dig? What Maxo say? You ain’t really made nothing until you
made eight figures. He ain’t never lied. You always going up in life if you’re growing. If you’re shedding the old and growing the
new. I like some money. You know what I’m saying? Obviously I do this shit to make some money. It’s not, I’m not shitting on any kind of
understand. A force that goes with money that goes with
power that goes with, that goes with all of it that subtracts humanity from all of us. A super simplified way to say, what’s the
price of love, nigga? Fuck the price of love, nigga. There’s a price over here. You know what I’m saying? Like fuck that. I don’t care what that cost. I got, this is actually something that if
I don’t do this, I’m going to die. So I was just like let me just not die. Fuck love. I just never know love. I just not die. You know what I’m saying? But a lot of people, even subconsciously feel
that way, and they don’t know why. My first bread, bro… I didn’t even spend it on nothing good. Clothes and drugs of course. I’m a rapper, I’m gonna get some clothes
and drugs. I remember I had one homie bro, the check
wasn’t even that big. I ain’t even gonna say how much it was,
it was a couple bands. You know who you is, you my dog, I love you
to death but you know what you did. Nigga was like “Ay, man” I was like “bro,
when are you gonna come through on this rent?” “Ay man, you got it now, we good.” We good. I was… My bread way better today, but I don’t even
show a little bit of that to niggas now. You know what I’m saying? I had my one flexing summer, and niggas was
really like “Ooooooo.” That’s just a classical, you know, niggers
aren’t really free. Niggers stating they free. We ain’t really free. This record is about finding a way to recognize
that and still going for your freedom. A lot of people in today world, they get a
couple degrees or whatever. They feel like achieve some type of level
of mental fortitude or whatever because I sat in these classes and I took this time. Beyonce said her college was on the road. You know what I’m saying? She got her freedom through whatever mental
process she had to take. And I think everybody has to take they own. In Melbourne, we was going shopping and I
happened to be near a set of shops that Napalm from Hiatus Kaiyote was at. I just happened to see her. So I’m like, “Hey yo!” Like, trying to wave, get her attention. She looked up and I guess she realized she
ain’t recognize me, so she turn around and like start like, walking hella fast to her
truck. And I chased the truck because I’m a super-fan. So I was just running, “YO, YO, YO! I LOVE YOU! I JUST WANT TO TELL YOU I LOVE YOU!” You know what I’m saying? “I’m on tour with J. Cole! We all artists that…” Doing that whole thing. And she peeling off on my ass. And it was worth it. I DM’d her afterwards, still waiting on
a reply. What’s up? Nai Palm, holler at ya boy. “Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir, ce
soir?” That’s Patti LaBelle. That’s French language, but that’s Patti LaBelle
put that into her, into that “Lady Marmalade” back in the day. My mama used to always play that shit all
the time. I just remember that it means, “Would you
like to sleep with me tonight?” I say it two tonights. Because like, tonight-tonight, like I’m an
artist, I got to go. So it’s tonight-tonight. I do love the fans in Paris. Hip-hop scene in Paris is cracking, bro. Them niggas love some… they just love music
out there, you know what I’m saying? They turn up. They super turn up. Y’all just tell me when to shut up. But you gotta scream, “SHUT UP!” If you don’t scream I’m not going to stop. And if you don’t, if you make me mad, I’m
going to fight you, so you got to find a perfect balance. You got to get right in the middle.

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100 Comments

  • Reply 1God3Eyes September 12, 2019 at 11:56 am

    These dudes vibes give you inspiration to just go out in the world and do something…. shit!

  • Reply KvngOmar47 Clout48 September 12, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    I saw this on colors a while ago😂😂 Barely going on Genius🤣🤣

  • Reply ZenoLenoXV September 12, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    NF Plsss NF – When i grow up Plsss

    Help me to up this comment

  • Reply Ethan Wilson September 12, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    PUT THE COLORS VERSION ON SPOTIFY PLEASSSEEEEEE!

  • Reply matthew dodds September 12, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    My man's wearing a Taylor Swift ring

  • Reply ProTheGrammer September 12, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    When did they change their names?

  • Reply Gia Bảo Trần Lê September 12, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    Johnny’s eyes were a bit sad in this one, proly cause genius made him wear a shirt lmao

  • Reply H.U. J. September 12, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    Bro Nai Palm and Doc as a power couple

  • Reply Seth buys September 12, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    This had me laughin😂😂😂

  • Reply PimpyKong September 12, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    I clicked this video cuz the thumbnail looked like a Jo Jo's reference

  • Reply Sparta Lee September 12, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    These niggas Trash…. 🙄

    I love their songs

  • Reply GoKMJ September 12, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    These niggas need a tv show!

  • Reply Cool Kid September 12, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    He’s got the Poudii hair style

  • Reply Index The Summary September 12, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    Best video you have genius

  • Reply Spida September 12, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    These dudes are awesome

  • Reply Danial Shahzad September 12, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    I love how much Johnny was mocking it he's a fucking king 😂

  • Reply badcomedygamer September 12, 2019 at 11:32 pm

    Fam that nigga looks like boo from add roast me

  • Reply MxM MANGA September 12, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    Bruhh All love, but what the fuck yall talking about?

  • Reply Kyeee.Movies September 12, 2019 at 11:51 pm

    I-

  • Reply Red Rum September 13, 2019 at 12:18 am

    They're very smart, happy to see that they had this type of complexity in the song and interview keep it UP!!!

  • Reply haha haha September 13, 2019 at 12:22 am

    the colors version is better… bitch

  • Reply syd the gemini September 13, 2019 at 1:31 am

    Earthgang super fans where y’all at ?!?!?!

  • Reply tawanda fortune September 13, 2019 at 1:39 am

    Bruh the energy that wowGreat has is the same as mine!

  • Reply Legend of a Reverse Cowgirl September 13, 2019 at 1:44 am

    Omg! My babies are grown up! Especially Doc 💜💜❤💜❤💜❤
    They are sooooo hilarious and down to earth. (:

  • Reply Nate_2k September 13, 2019 at 2:33 am

    What is this 😂😂

  • Reply Romero Clements September 13, 2019 at 2:41 am

    bard olu with the magic lute 🎸

  • Reply Orion Rojas September 13, 2019 at 3:00 am

    the way johnny opened that lyric had me dead

  • Reply Evan Rodriguez September 13, 2019 at 3:19 am

    Bro this is the most hyper I’ve seen wowgr8 😂 and yo they got Johnny with a shirt 😂

  • Reply Jigamian Film Studio September 13, 2019 at 3:23 am

    love how absolutely baked they look

  • Reply Ny4n September 13, 2019 at 3:53 am

    No one:
    Doctur: 5:16

  • Reply Henry B September 13, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Earthgang is awesome, just found them the other day.

  • Reply CadreOmega September 13, 2019 at 4:29 am

    Lol, genius like a lot of people a year late on this song, shout out the og fans

  • Reply t barlow September 13, 2019 at 5:27 am

    Earthgang > Rae sremmurd no cap

  • Reply OmgitsGrace September 13, 2019 at 6:07 am

    I didn’t realize how deep this song was…wow #goat

  • Reply G Lyle September 13, 2019 at 6:33 am

    They know the COLORS version is better too smh

  • Reply Mektek19 September 13, 2019 at 10:35 am

    Fake ass 3 stacks.

  • Reply Mektek19 September 13, 2019 at 10:37 am

    How theses boys Nigerian.

  • Reply William Fox-Smith September 13, 2019 at 10:39 am

    what the hell is this

  • Reply Fláśh September 13, 2019 at 11:32 am

    If this anyones first time hearing this, they so confused

  • Reply Just Random September 13, 2019 at 12:55 pm

    what they have actually good rappers on there ? NICE

  • Reply Kodie Vaine September 13, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    Johnny look out of it 👀👀😶

  • Reply MrFlamie San September 13, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    Raw talent no effort

  • Reply Rap Reviews September 13, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    Ganghtrae down lol

  • Reply Ayoub PLAY September 13, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    Oloff – Doing lt SteaIthy

  • Reply Adriana Gasaway September 13, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    So is it on Apple Music now!!!!!?????

  • Reply YVNG COBAIN September 13, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    5:20 that Maxo kream reference

  • Reply sr ug September 13, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    Nice

  • Reply sr ug September 13, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    DOING IT STEALTHY

  • Reply We Can Motivation September 13, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    DOING IT STEALTHY

  • Reply chillz261 September 13, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    Imagine not knowing who Earthgang is, and this is the first thing you see of them. Then you go listen to the song😂😂

  • Reply HALF movies September 14, 2019 at 1:03 am

    These boys talk like damn visionaries

  • Reply Real P4 September 14, 2019 at 1:05 am

    That shirt on Venus was forced upon 😂

  • Reply Ibi A. September 14, 2019 at 2:04 am

    This mans Venus really rapping like a childrens storyteller

  • Reply A N N T A N A Y September 14, 2019 at 2:14 am

    LMFAOAOAOA ion know about anyone else but when venus started playing the guitar…….I STARTED ROLLINGGGGGG😭💀

  • Reply A N N T A N A Y September 14, 2019 at 2:16 am

    3:24
    When…..

    When…… DID HE SAY THAT

  • Reply coconuthunterlemons September 14, 2019 at 2:47 am

    Finally Earthgang getting some respect.

  • Reply Thizzelle Washington September 14, 2019 at 2:51 am

    I cant wait to see what Much Dank does with this!

  • Reply Dakota McLeod September 14, 2019 at 4:24 am

    Will sell kidney and self respect for borderlands 3 $duckota7

  • Reply Mthandeki Ndlambuzi September 14, 2019 at 7:11 am

    EarthGang: "People like this shit?What?"
    Me: "What"?

  • Reply Beinerth Chitiva Machado September 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

    The homie looks like a drunk Chris Rock.

  • Reply Aragan TD September 14, 2019 at 9:29 am

    Damn. Took you guys so long for this

  • Reply Simphiwe Mtengwane September 14, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    Dot's gettin' bigger, mans is gettin' paid!

  • Reply Taylor Gang September 14, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    amazing 💪🏽

  • Reply Taylor Gang September 14, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    I love this song even more now

  • Reply Not lil or yung, more like average September 14, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    When you drive past a McDonald's and ask your mom if you can eat there, and she agrees 5:16

  • Reply Shaunteze Wiggins September 14, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    Thumbnail looks like something from Jojo.

  • Reply queen of kitties and puppies September 15, 2019 at 1:08 am

    Please do the official lyrics and meaning of on my way by alan walker and sabrina carpenter

  • Reply Hecatrice September 15, 2019 at 1:38 am

    He reminds me of Chris Rock

  • Reply CommanderAlly September 15, 2019 at 3:56 am

    KNEW they was gonna talk about COLORS 😂

  • Reply Hector Olivas September 15, 2019 at 6:35 am

    and wowgr8 followed me back on instagram

  • Reply Jah The Indigo September 15, 2019 at 6:57 am

    Mans sound like he reading a book

  • Reply Isaac Kmiecik September 15, 2019 at 7:55 am

    Wtf is a a spicy garage?

  • Reply NonSenseMusic 82 September 15, 2019 at 9:55 am

    yungblud poly graph eyes now

  • Reply Icky Vicky September 15, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    I saw them at a dollar general a couple days ago 😭

  • Reply Gonzo Stonefist September 15, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    This mf needs to play Baron Samedi

  • Reply Toojmoohool September 15, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    i’m so happy they finally made it on up

  • Reply Toojmoohool September 15, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    johnny talks like he has 10 phds on english

  • Reply David Marshall September 15, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Came here for the energy they gave of over at colours 😔

  • Reply T.S September 15, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    This song gave me Shadowman from Princess and the Frog vibes

  • Reply Brooke Berg September 15, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    So it's not diet Coke..

  • Reply phoenix waynick September 15, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    Earth gangs been my favorite since there jarrent benton song

  • Reply Kevin Rodriguez September 16, 2019 at 4:46 am

    I love this song so much more lol

  • Reply Karaoke Khmer September 16, 2019 at 6:27 am

    A

  • Reply Kana Beats September 16, 2019 at 7:40 am

    I heard this song on colors when it first came out and I waited SO LONG for it to come out on Spotify!

  • Reply Lacky McFarland September 16, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    The lyrics are more mature than they are. But, these are young brothas. 🤔

  • Reply Brody mcgregory September 16, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    6:39 you know he's talking about Destin 😂

  • Reply Robert Ortiz September 16, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    good videos

  • Reply Aubri Jenkins September 16, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    My favorite track

  • Reply Tharcio Da Silva Henrique September 17, 2019 at 12:15 am

    adorei

  • Reply lucas shirley September 17, 2019 at 3:09 am

    You not up til you up up ya dig? -WowGr8 2k19

  • Reply idk what username to use September 17, 2019 at 3:26 am

    IM IN LOVVVVVVVVE

  • Reply Komaks September 17, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    Oloff – Le faire furtif

  • Reply Endoskimo September 18, 2019 at 1:43 am

    rich shit, nigga shit, climb on up, there I go

  • Reply The Best Clips ! September 18, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    ..

  • Reply Stoned Skitty September 19, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    I meant by shoo “I’m embarrassed by my house and don’t want my dogs to hurt you, they hurt me” also I don’t know you 🙊< me to clarify

  • Reply Edvīns Zavolžskis September 21, 2019 at 7:46 am

    Best lyric video yet! That’s why I love EARTHGANNNNNGGG

  • Reply ikon IOS September 22, 2019 at 12:46 am

    I’m happy that they are finally blowing up bruh

  • Reply YoungEaglez September 22, 2019 at 1:42 am

    Love the way olu stresses that p in "up" like a "pop" 😂

  • Reply Elijah Cesar September 23, 2019 at 2:45 am

    WE HAVINN FUN IN THIS SIDE!

  • Reply PrincessRere September 25, 2019 at 12:03 am

    1:00 😂😂😂 how he gonna sing like that then at 1:16 he act like he didnt just SING LIKE THAT☠️

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