Royce 5'9" and J. Cole Get Nostalgic On New Song "BOBLO BOAT"
Named after the steamer boats that would take Michigan residents to Boblo Island Amusement Park, "Boblo Boat" finds Royce reminiscing about his childhood over a jazzy instrumental.
"Nothing compared to our family trips/My uncle shook hands with a manly grip/All this hand-me-down shit I had, had an uncanny fit," Royce spits. "On the Boblo boat/On our way to that Black amusement park/Wood roller coasters, crack sold on plastic scooter carts/Uh, smoking grass at the vintage food court."
While J. Cole didn't grow up in Michigan, the 4 Your Eyez Only rapper has his own childhood memories he can relate to. "We had no Boblo boat, but I could note those times is like a Bible quote/B.C., before cellphones, the first time I would smoke/I was 6 years old but that's for another chapter/That's for another story, to God be the glory," Cole raps.
Along with the new track, Royce and Cole also have a video for "Boblo Boat" on the way. The two MCs were spotted filming visuals for the track in January and it appears to keep with the theme of the song, as Royce and Cole could be seen standing in front of carnival games.
Listen to "Boblo Boat" below