The last track Devin the Dude’s 2nd solo album has always been one of one my “go out and get it” songs. Backed by production from David Banner, “Just Tryin ta Live” features the three Odd Squad members talking about their struggles and obstacles in the rap game and the motivation to come up.
I’ve often applied this song to life and my budding career. It’s not as formulaic as most songs about grinding, it’s just real and that’s what I like most about Devin’s music. Everybody has their own way to make money and at the end of the day there’s still bills to pay. It’s life.