“The people I got on my album is the people I really deal with, really mess with,” he said on a recent interview with Mr. Taliaferro. “I don’t like doing features. For this one right here, I was like, ‘I’m going to do it a little different and just go on and try it out.’ But I didn’t want to try it out with people I don’t know too much about. I wanted to do it with somebody that I knew.”
223 is a 14-track project that includes guest appearances by Lil Yachty (“Hip Hopper”), French Montana (“Right There”), as well as Yo Gotti and LunchMoney Lewis (“Bands”). But the most notable cameo was made by Travis Scott, who assisted Blac Youngsta on the Cardo-produced record “Heavy Camp.”
The song, which was initially teased back in 2017, finds Blac Youngsta rapping about his life before the fame, and how he was able to achieve success despite other people’s doubts.
“I eat, you eat, told my nigga we gon' eat / I ain't gotta stand in front of grandma's house / And sell dope across the street no more / Shout out everybody who ever hated on me / Or turned their back on me before / Fire shots, I'ma fire back / Lie to me, I'ma lie back.”
This isn’t the first time the rappers have worked together. Blac Youngsta was also featured on Scott’s “Coordinate” off 2015’s Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight. In a 2017 interview on Whoolywood Shuffle, Blac Youngsta spoke about meeting La Flame and the flattering words he received from him.
“I posted an album cover [on Instagram] and [Travis] commented on it, ‘You’re my fucking idol. Text me,’” Blac Youngsta said. “I’m not lying. The man said, ‘You’re my fucking idol. Text me.’ I done near passed out.”
You can listen to “Heavy Camp” and the full 223 album below.