Kendall Roy's 'Succession' Rap Song Is Finally Here
The official version of "L to the OG" has arrived to rock all you haters
Published May 20, 2020Succession Season 2 was filled with more than a few highlights, including the moment Kendall Roy stepped up to spit some bars for his media mogul father Logan. If you've been wanting to relive that cringeworthy moment, you now can, as the rap track "L to the OG" has at last been properly released.
To refresh your memory, "L to the OG" was delivered near the end of Season 2 of the Jesse Armstrong-helmed HBO series, with Kendall dropping some lyrical science in honour of his father Logan Roy's birthday. The track was performed by actor Jeremy Strong, with soundtrack composer Nicholas Britell handling the production.
Keeping things incredibly old-school, the track features lyrical gems like "Yo, bitches be catty, but the king's my daddy / Rock all the haters while we go roll a 'rati / Squiggle on the decks, Kenny on the rhyme / And Logan big ballin' on Hamptons time."
Down below, you can now hear the official version of the track, and there's even a bonus instrumental cut.
As Strong told Vulture, "We watched this Instagram video of Mikey Hess, a billionaire oil heir, who celebrated his 40th birthday by rapping on stage with Nelly. It's quite committed and good. He's doing it with conviction. It clicked for me when I saw that."
Using an old beat made in college, Britell added, "There's a duality at the heart of the show, which is something that I think about all the time with regards to the music. The show doesn't just live in one emotional or conceptual university. It has a seriousness and a gravitas, but also it completely leans into its absurdity at times. The first thing Jesse said to me about this idea for a rap track was that it has to be both cringeworthy and really well executed."
"L to the OG" will appear on the upcoming soundtrack to Succession Season 2 soundtrack, which will arrive soon via WaterTower Music.
As previously reported, Succession will be back for Season 3, though so far there is no firm premiere date.