The DMV posse cut brings together some of the biggest acts from the area, including Rico Nasty, YungManny, Big Flock and Big Jam. Weensey from the iconic Backyard Band is also on the track, which will be featured on the soundtrack for Basketball County: In The Water, Durant's upcoming documentary about the basketball talent that has emerged from the DMV.
Together, the rappers attack an instrumental that was created by Juicy J, with dark lyrics centered around the DMV's underbelly. According to IDK himself, the song's mission is to unify the DMV while also showcasing its talent.
"The purpose of this song was to basically create unity amongst the DC/Maryland/Virginia area," he said in a press release. "This is one of the first times I’ve seen the DMV on one song; it just felt really authentic when we put it together. We have elements of go-go by having Weensey from Backyard Band in there, we have Rico Nasty representing for the women, Big Jam and Big Flock. Big Jam from VA, and Big Flock from PG, Maryland. It’s just a great feeling to have all these people on one track. The goal for me and Kevin with this project is to bring unity while telling our story in an authentic way."
Along with the single, KD also tapped IDK to be the music supervisor and composer on the doc.
"This is a project that is near and dear to my heart,” Durant said in a press release. “Having grown up in Prince George’s County and with my family residing there today, it’s my life’s mission to not only give back through my foundation but continue to tell the amazing stories of those that have come from there. I’m really excited to be partnering with Showtime and for fans to hear from some of the world’s best players about what PG County means to them.”
Listen to "495" below and watch Basketball County: Something In The Water this Friday at 9pm ET/PT on Showtime.