Zack And Codeine – Post Malone | “Zack and Codeine” is a clever play off of the nostalgia-inducing Disney Channel show “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.” No Video¡¡¡

The feel-good song even starts, “Man, my life so sweet, I feel like Cody” and talks about partying in the hotel lobby. The track even seemed to be well-received by one of the stars of the sitcom, Cole Sprouse, who tweeted “Finally, the reboot we’ve all been waiting for.”

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But anyone’s first impression of an album before listening is the cover art, and Beerbongs & Bentleys’ cover fits Post’s edgy, rock-inspired aesthetic. The art features a photo of a yellow-tinted physical copy of Beerbongs & Bentleys, heavily mirroring the concept behind Yeezus that Kanye West released in 2013. Both of the albums feature transparent CD cases, which in West’s case hinted at the end of physical CDs in favor of online streaming services, potentially hinting at Post’s future in releasing physical CDs as well.

For example, in Malone’s two tracks “Rich & Sad” and “Zack and Codeine,” he discusses the fame he has achieved since his “Stoney” days and the major differences in his everyday lifestyle. The latter, a play off the famous 2000s Disney Channel show “The Suite Life of Zach and Cody,” makes repeated use of the word “codeine.” Especially relevant because much of America battles opioid additions, Malone’s reference of codeine was probably chosen as both a play on “Cody” from the Disney show and as a key ingredient for lean, a drink common in the hip hop scene.

The immensely popular release has earned Post other incredible accolades. He concurrently broke the record for the most simultaneous Hot 40 hits with 14, and all 18 tracks have charted in the Hot 100.

So of course Beerbongs & Bentleys accrued a record 47,930,039 US track streams on Spotify in its first day, smashing J. Cole’s record of 36,656,086 from the previous Friday. Of course Billboard is projecting it to surpass Drake’s record for most streams in a week (384.8 million for last year’s More Life) and log the biggest week for an album since Taylor Swift debuted Reputation. Of course Beerbongs & Bentleys was certified platinum four days after its release. Post doesn’t need my paltry 18 streams of pop-columnist due diligence or the several dozen others that came from revisiting the album to write this column. He is an unstoppable force.

May 20 sees him descend upon the 2018 Billboard Music Awards with a total of 13 nominations-including Top Male Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Rap Artist, and Top Billboard 200 Album in addition to two nominations in the Top Streaming Song (Audio) category.

Announcing today, Post will be adding a Hollywood Bowl date to his massive sold out summer headline tour which is now underway with multi-platinum rapper 21 Savage and special guest SOB RBE sponsored by blu and produced by Live Nation. The tour will wrap at the famous venue in Los Angeles, CA on June 27. Tickets for the show will go on sale to the general public starting May 11th at 10am PT at LiveNation.com. The remaining 27 dates of the North America tour are completely sold out, with over 300,000 tickets sold.

[Chorus]
Man, my life so sweet, I feel like Cody (Cody)
I wake up, rinse my mouth with fuckin’ codeine (codeine)
Thirty bottles, yeah, the bill is on me (on me)
Been livin’ fast, no, I can’t take it slowly (slowly)
Man, my life so sweet, I feel like Cody (Cody)
I wake up, rinse my mouth with fuckin’ codeine (codeine)
We on a bender, we ain’t gettin’ no sleep (no sleep)
We turned the hotel lobby to a party

[Verse 1]
I’m whippin’ a foreign, I can’t whip no Beetle (can’t whip no Beetle, can’t whip no Beetle)
I rock that Saint Laurent over my beater (over my beater)
I like to stunt like I’m Evel Knievel (ooh)
But, it don’t mean nothin’ without all my people (oh)
When I step up on stage, hands up to the sky (hands up to the sky)
Every little thing I do, they always analyze (they always analyze)
Gave that bitch a little blow and then she come alive (ooh, wow!)
Started dancin’ on the table, like she had on mine (yeah)

[Pre-Chorus]
I don’t fuck with nobody (no), yeah, you hardly know me (oh)
What you take me for (take me for), no, I can’t save you soul (oh)
I don’t fuck with nobody, yeah, you hardly know me (you don’t know me, know me)
Please just leave me alone

[Chorus]
Man, my life so sweet, I feel like Cody (Cody)
I wake up, rinse my mouth with fuckin’ codeine (codeine)
Thirty bottles, yeah, the bill is on me (on me)
Been livin’ fast, no, I can’t take it slowly (slowly)
Man, my life so sweet, I feel like Cody (Cody)
I wake up, rinse my mouth with fuckin’ codeine (codeine)
We on a bender, we ain’t gettin’ no sleep (no sleep)
We turned the hotel lobby to a party

[Verse 2]
Made a hundred bands, so all your hands out (all your hands out)
No, my friend, can’t do no handouts (do no handouts)
All these rappers, all sound the same now (sound the same now)
Sayin’ I’m to blame, now y’all see me on the TV (ooh)
Multimillionaire by the time I’m 23 (ooh)
Gettin’ no sleep (no), ragin’ for a week (ooh)
I hit number one and I ain’t even hit my peak (ahh)
I just had to tell ’em

[Pre-Chorus]
I don’t fuck with nobody, yeah, you hardly know me
What you take me for, no, I can’t save you soul
I don’t fuck with nobody, yeah, you hardly know me (hardly know me)
Please just leave me alone (leave me alone)

[Chorus]
Man, my life so sweet, I feel like Cody (Cody)
I wake up, rinse my mouth with fuckin’ codeine (codeine)
Thirty bottles, yeah, the bill is on me (on me)
Been livin’ fast, no, I can’t take it slowly (slowly)
Man, my life so sweet, I feel like Cody (Cody)
I wake up, rinse my mouth with fuckin’ codeine (codeine)
We on a bender, we ain’t gettin’ no sleep (no sleep)
We turned the hotel lobby to a party

[Outro]
We ain’t sleepin’, we ain’t sleepin’, we ain’t (we ain’t sleepin’, we ain’t sleepin’)
We ain’t sleepin’, we ain’t sleepin’ tonight (no)
We ain’t sleepin’, we ain’t sleepin’, no way (oh, yeah, we ain’t sleepin’,)
Pour that drink, ’cause we ain’t sleepin’ tonight (no)


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