Nav’s new album Reckless shares the Friday spotlight with Lil Baby and Lil B for top honors on the day. Luckily you don’t have to choose a favorite of the three, since they all communicate different aspects of the culture. “Faith” with Quavo is one of three songs on the album to feature a second voice. Nav’s music has been described to me as entering the Matrix with one arm tied behind the back.

After releasing a trio of mixtapes, Nav delivered his highly anticipated debut album, Reckless, on Friday (May 18). The meticulous 12-track effort may be concise, but its attention to detail doesn’t waste a breath. Additionally, the LP features cameos from some of the biggest names in hip-hop.
The Toronto rapper-producer looks to take his burgeoning career to the next level with XO at his back. Nav receives loaded assists from an Auto-Tuned Travis Scott on “Champion,” ATL’s Quavo for “Faith,” Lil Uzi Vert on the exposing “Wanted You,” as well as the emerging Gunna for track No. 10 “Eat.”

 

Throughout the 12-track project, Nav confesses that fame came at him fast and it’s presented multiple situations where he’s made regrettable decisions. See the randomness: “I lined somebody for a couple pounds of some mid” (“Reckless”), “My nephew started smoking gas and I’m the one to blame” (“Faith”), “It just happened that I thought with my dick/Girl I’m sorry I broke your heart” (“Just Happened”). The overarching problem is Nav can’t seem to mention a shortcoming without trumping it with some sort jewelry or bottle reference his alliance with The Weeknd’s XO Records has afforded him.

 

[Intro: NAV]
Faith in me, yeah
Have some faith in me, yeah
Some faith in me, yeah
Have some faith in me, yeah
Some faith in me, yeah

[Verse 1: NAV]
I wish that I could have the money without fame
I would trade all my diamond rings and all my chains
Just so just so me and you could be the same
Just so I wouldn’t have to deal with all this pain (all this pain)
My nephew started smoking gas and I’m the one to blame (I’m the one to blame)
I’m off the percies and I’m cryin’ in the rain (skrt)
Right now I’m poppin’ but sometimes I wish I wasn’t lame
Last year they didn’t fuck with me, but now they know my name
Girl I got what you want, I got whatever you need (whatever you need)
I’m pissin’ out these pills, and I’m cryin’ codeine (I’m cryin’ codeine)
The shit I used to buy though, I be gettin’ for free (for free)
Girl right next to you is where I wanna be (where I wanna be, yeah)

[Chorus: NAV and Quavo]
Have some faith in me, yeah
Baby just wait on me, yeah
I’ve been hittin’ all these hoes but none of them datin’ me, yeah
Ain’t no fakin’ me out
The drugs, they takin’ me up
Don’t know where I’m gonna go if you don’t wait on me, yeah
Have some faith in me, yeah
Baby just wait on me, yeah
I’ve been hittin’ all these hoes but none of them datin’ me, yeah
Ain’t no fakin’ me out
The drugs, they takin’ me up (Huncho!)
Don’t know where I’m gonna go if you don’t wait on me, yeah

[Verse 2: Quavo]
I gave them both the keys, made them race to me yeah
(Skrt skrt, Huncho)
Nawfside the place to be, come and play with me yeah, yeah
(Nawf, nawfside)
Drippin’ all this water, don’t drown (drip, splash)
Told ’em, move this work across town (work, work)
I know your lil bitch scared but it’s okay now (it’s okay)
And when you get back home, put your face down
Ass up, the backs up, the famous
That mean we famous (damn), and it won’t change us (yeah)
Have some faith (faith), got big boy sticks we safe (safe)
Don’t play with the gang (Migos) you gon’ die today

[Chorus: NAV]
Have some faith in me, yeah
Baby just wait on me, yeah
I’ve been hittin’ all these hoes but none of them datin’ me, yeah
Ain’t no fakin’ me out
The drugs, they takin’ me up
Don’t know where I’m gonna go if you don’t wait on me, yeah
Have some faith in me, yeah
Baby just wait on me, yeah
I’ve been hittin’ all these hoes but none of them datin’ me, yeah
Ain’t no fakin’ me out
The drugs, they takin’ me up
Don’t know where I’m gonna go if you don’t wait on me, yeah

[Outro: NAV]
Have some faith in me, yeah
Baby just wait on me, yeah
I’ve been hittin’ all these hoes but none of them datin’ me, yeah
Ain’t no fakin’ me out
The drugs, they takin’ me up
Don’t know where I’m gonna go if you don’t wait on me, yeah
Have some faith in me, yeah
Baby just wait on me, yeah
I’ve been hittin’ all these hoes but none of them datin’ me, yeah
Ain’t no fakin’ me out
The drugs, they takin’ me up
Don’t know where I’m gonna go if you don’t wait on me, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

 


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