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The song appears on the Rolling Papers 10-year anniversary deluxe edition, which hit streaming services at midnight Friday.
“Look, look, look Dickies shorts and Rolex watches/I’m smoking while she dancin’ topless,” Nipsey raps. “I think lil’ mama think she down/Tell me that she strips so she could pay her way through college/Bricks of money like I robbed a bank/At my table wrapped in plastic with a gang of drank.”
According to Wiz’s team, Nipsey was featured on the original “Hopes & Dreams,” but his contribution was never formally released due to clearance issues. But despite the scrapped verse, Wiz and Nipsey reportedly had a long-standing “friendship and close personal bond.” Wiz was among the many hip-hop stars who paid tribute to the West Coast rapper following his death in 2019.
You can listen to the Nipsey-assisted “Hopes & Dreams” now via YouTube above, and stream the Rolling Papers 10-year anniversary edition on all major platforms.
The updated version also includes previously unreleased cuts like “Black & Yellow (G-MIx)” featuring Snoop Dogg, Juicy J, and T-Pain); “Stoned”; “Taylor Gang”; and “Middle of You” with Chevy Woods, Nikkiya, and Poo Bear.”
Wiz has also created new merch in celebration of Rolling Paper’s 10-year anniversary. It includes a graphic tee as well as new vinyl copies in limited edition color variants. You can pre-order the items now at Wiz’s online shop. Spotify users can also purchase an exclusive vinyl edition on “Highlighter Yellow” with a black smoke effect; these copies will be available pre-order on Rolling Papers’ official 10-year anniversary (March 29).