Updated: May 29, 2020
If you're familiar with Jagoff Sports then you've likely come across one of our most popular blog posts in which we broke down Le'Veon Bell's greatest rap lines of all time. If not, we advise you start there.
Although we still never received clarification from Bell if the line "I have one hell of a wig -- these man's cans feel like Rick James" from his song Overrated was accurate, we feel it's best to continue our efforts in analyzing the lyrical innovations of the former Steelers running back.
Lucky for us, we're just in time to break down Bell's new single titled "Admit It", which the star rapper unleashed last week amongst a genius marketing plan.
Bell dangled the release of his new single in front of our eyes like it was the keys to a brand new Ferrari. How could we "unlock" the song we were all waiting to hear? By posting as many 🔥 emojis as possible. In one of the most revolutionary marketing moves the rap game has ever seen, Lev Bell started a literal emoji fire around the release of Admit It.
And so with a new song delivered steaming hot to the Le'Veon Bell rap fans, we can only give our fans what they want -- a lyrical breakdown.
Please keep in mind that we cannot 100% guarantee the accuracy of these lyrics. Until Bell actually responds with confirmation of our analysis, there is a chance that some words could be wrong.
To spice things up in this rendition of the lyrical breakdown, we decided to put the lyrics over the best screenshots we could take from the accompanying music video:
This subtle jab at Pittsburgh in favor of New York is ironic for a couple of reasons. First and foremost, there's been rumors all season about Bell being traded away from New York, and unless he goes to the Giants this song won't have a long shelf life.
Additionally, finance wizard Le'Veon Bell should know better than anyone that New York is actually a pit for money. The Big Apple is easily 4 to 5 times more expensive to live in than Pittsburgh, and Bell made less money to play for the Jets than he would have sticking it out to play another year in Pittsburgh on a franchise tag.
To add insult to injury, New Jersey (where Jets players are employed) has the 7th highest income tax in the US compared to PA which is amongst the lowest.
There's a lot to breakdown here. Bell comes in hot with his signature "I said this thing to a girl, and she said this thing back to me" style that has really paved the way for his success.
To be honest, the Snoopy line could potentially be one of the best of his career. If people in Lev's life really are calling him a dog, then a comparison to the well known cartoon dog from Peanuts is as good a metaphor as any.
However, things fall apart on Lev a bit here in the second line. Why would a girl giving head be considered a student? Wouldn't that be the teacher? The last line about shooting a movie and him being stupid also doesn't rhyme.... or make sense in context to anything.
Bell drifts further away from his peak Snoopy line and into lyrical absurdity towards the end of the second verse. It's very possible that he ran out of things to say about diamonds that make any sense, and decided to play the trend by calling them racist. It's a bold move, but one we'd expect from a profound poetic pioneer such as Bell.
We all remember Bell's running style, so we're not sure what implications can be drawn from him "blowing it back", but can promise you that almost everything Bell does involves some hesitation. So we chalked up the last line as a complete lie.
Overall all, "Admit It" is some of Bell's best work. His words are coming through much cleaner than before, and it takes less play backs to try and piece together some semblance of coherent verbiage in his lyrics. Is he the best, and we need to admit it? Not quite.
Bell still hasn't reached a point where his chorus sounds different from his verses, which can cause the songs to sound like they're dragging on by about the 45 second mark. However, if Bell can swallow his pride and actually sing a chorus then there's no reason he won't be the next Drake.