Celebrity jeweler Ben Baller knows he’s kind of a big deal. The California native has reacted to getting some respect put on his name courtesy of Jay Z, Frank Ocean and Tyler, the Creator‘s new “Biking” song.
Baller went to Twitter this weekend with his initial thoughts to Ocean name-dropping him.
Heading into the weekend, Tyler, the Creator and Frank Ocean unleashed their must-hear Jay Z collabo.
Hov sets the table on the track, kicking things off with rhymes about bikes, ice, and the circle of life. “Life goes in cycles,” he raps. “What comes around goes around / So before it goes down / Get you some icicles.” The theme carries on. After Jigga calls himself “E.T. on the handles,” Frank delivers a memorable hook that also references biking and jewelry. “I’m bikin’ these blocks,” he sings. (Rap-Up)
"BIKING" By Frank, Jay and I. My Lyrics. pic.twitter.com/Qp3dSfG5TG
— Tyler, The Creator (@tylerthecreator) April 8, 2017
A few months ago, producer Zaytoven talked about working with Jay Z.
“This is me having no idea that he even cared about my music. First thing [Jay Z] said [to Big Jon], ‘Tell him when he come over, make sure he bring them beats with them strings and pianos in it.’ So that means he’s paying attention to what I’m doing. I feel like I’ve been behind the scenes, making music all this time but I’ve been making it just to satisfy my demographic.” (Billboard)
The Southern producer also said the studio session results could land on both of their projects.
“I didn’t know how far it was reaching. So when Jay Z invited me to his house and told me what type of beats he wanted, it opened my mind up to be like, ‘My music is reaching everybody and touching people in a certain way.’ There’s a distinct something when they hear my music. I feel like [the collaboration] is gonna be for both of [our projects]. I know it’s going to be a trophy for me.” (Billboard)