Kenny G – The Smooth Sounds of Self-Made Success


You can view the lyrics, alternate interprations and sheet music for Matuê's Kenny G at Lyrics.org.
Article Contents:
  1. Music Video
  2. Lyrics
  3. Song Meaning
  4. Triumph and the Trappings of Success
  5. A Glare at the Sun: The Quest for Recognition
  6. The Hidden Meaning Behind the Melody
  7. Unforgettable Lines: A Reflection on Today’s Culture
  8. A Salute to Loyalty and the Artist’s Core Values

Lyrics

Quer viver a minha vida? Faz cem mil sem esforço
Ahn, se eu quiser ela deixa eu pôr no osso
Se meu som é uma droga, geral quer sentir o gosto
Todo mundo quer andar com o que eu tenho no pescoço
Então cuidado pra não se cegar
Que ficar encarando o sol, não vai te ajudar
Todo mundo quer ser estrela
Mas não tem lugar no sol, que o Tuê já tá por lá
Então vem, vem balançar, sem enganação
Eu sou ruim e vou roubar tua alma até o fim da canção
No show cantei Morte do Autotune, ela rebolou o bundão
Não fez sentido, mas que bela visão

Tudo que nós faz vai ter que ser pro coração, são
‘To mandado um salve pros irmãos
Pra aqueles que nunca vacilaram na missão
Ontem era balão, hoje nos só fuma verde no carrão (Uhh), yeah

Hoje o trap faz dinheiro de
‘To transando no canto ao som de Kenny G (Uhh), yeah
Foda-se, eu odeio Hennessy
E a maioria desses trapper são uns mini-me (Uhh), ayy
Tuê? Tuê é do caralho
Quem não é Tuê, é carta fora do baralho (Uhh)
Chamada a Tuêzada que quer ficar Tuêzado
E quem não tá com nós pode ir pra casa do caralho

“Eu não, eu não gosto de Matuê não, aquela desgraça (30)
O cara se acha melhor que todo mundo, canta porra nenhuma”

É a 30 no comando chegando pra acabar com teus plano (Ooh)
Da meia hora de REC e ainda faz a melhor do ano (Yeah)
Mas eu te falei que o meu corre era insano
‘Cê não quis botar fé, agora cai de boca e vem chupando
Sou que nem um vetin’ no passin’, não dá
Não adianta chamar a polícia porque eu não vou parar
Eu ‘to no 085 (Yeah-yeah), com um saco de ganja (wo wo wo wo wo)
Com Pegeoutzin’ rebaixado de rolê na Beira-Mar (Yeah, ooh)

Porque tudo que nós faz vai ter que ser pro coração, são
‘To mandado um salve pros irmãos (Yeah)
Pra aqueles que nunca vacilaram na missão
Ontem era balão, hoje nos só fuma verde no carrão (Uhh), yeah

Hoje o trap faz dinheiro de
‘To transando no canto ao som de Kenny G (Uhh), yeah
Foda-se, eu odeio Hennessy
E a maioria desses trap são uns Mini-me (Uhh), ayy
Tuê? Tuê é do caralho
Quem não é Tuê, é carta fora do baralho (Uhh)
Chamada a Tuêzada que quer ficar Tuêzado
E quem não tá com nós pode ir pra casa do caralho (Hahaha)

Faz o Kenny G
Para com isso ai e faz o Kenny G
Yeah, faz o Kenny G
Essa é pra quem tá querendo din’, faz o Kenny G
Ya-yeah, faz o Kenny G
Bola um beck pra mim, faz o Kenny G
Faz o Billie Jean, faz o Kenny G
Essa é mais uma do seu queridin’, faz o Kenny G
Diretamente do 085, faz o Kenny G
Vem brotar no passin’, faz o Kenny G
Um verde com um vinho faz o Kenny G
Ela quer sentar pro Tuêzin
Faz o Kenny G, yeah
Faz o Kenny G, yeah
Faz o Kenny G, yeah (Ahh-yeah, faz o Kenny G)
Faz o Kenny G, yeah (Faz o Kenny G)
Faz o Kenny G, yeah (Wow, ela quer sentar pro Tuêzin)
Faz o Kenny G, yeah (Faz o Kenny G, faz o Kenny G)
Faz o Kenny G, yeah (Faz o Kenny G, faz o Kenny G)
Faz o Kenny G, yeah
Faz o Kenny G, yeah

Full Lyrics

Brazilian rapper Matuê has dropped the sonic bombshell ‘Kenny G,’ a track that puffs out with a fusion of bragging trap beats and the smooth saxophone stylings that its title implies. At first glance, the melody harmonizes with the laid-back confidence exuded throughout its verses, but the true depth of the song lies in its clever and introspective wordplay.

Peeling back the layers of ‘Kenny G’ reveals a commentary on success, authenticity, and the artist’s journey from the fringes to the heart of Brazilian trap. It’s a song that reveals as much about the industry as it does about the man behind the music, questioning the substance behind style and the value of originality amidst an ecosystem of imitators.

Triumph and the Trappings of Success

Matuê uses ‘Kenny G’ as an anthem to articulate his rise to fame and the fruits that come with it. Reference to making ‘cem mil sem esforço’ (a hundred thousand effortlessly) accentuates not just financial gain but effortless success, hinting at natural talent and smart work surpassing hard grind. Wearing his wealth ‘no pescoço’ (around his neck), he’s both literally and figuratively showered in the symbols of his accomplishments.

Throughout the track, we witness a celebration of self-made triumph that comes with a cautionary note. The line ‘cuidado pra não se cegar’ (be careful not to get blinded) speaks not just to the radiance of his ‘shine’ but also warns of the dangers of losing sight amidst the glare of success.

A Glare at the Sun: The Quest for Recognition

The song cleverly juxtaposes the desire for stardom with the harsh reality of the music industry. When Matuê raps ‘Todo mundo quer ser estrela / Mas não tem lugar no sol, que o Tuê já tá por lá’ (Everyone wants to be a star / But there’s no place in the sun, Tuê is already there), he’s underscoring his dominance in the genre while subtly remarking on the overcrowded nature of the music scene, where many vie for the spotlight, but few can actually withstand its heat.

This verse serves as a reminder to aspiring artists that although the pursuit of fame is universal, it’s not without its challenges—a reflection on the lonely at the top trope commonly found in the verses of successful musicians.

The Hidden Meaning Behind the Melody

Invoking Kenny G, an artist famous for his smooth jazz, Matuê contrasts the often harsh reality of the trap lifestyle with a breezy, carefree soundscape. The repeated phrase ‘faz o Kenny G’ (do the Kenny G) symbolizes an escape—a momentary retreat into a smoother, more tranquil world where success and pleasure intermingle freely.

This dichotomy reveals how artists in the trap genre often fend off their gritty realities with aspirational lyrics and higher art forms, indicating that the ‘good life’ may be as much about the inner peace one finds as it is about external validation.

Unforgettable Lines: A Reflection on Today’s Culture

In ‘Kenny G,’ Matuê delivers lines that are bound to resonate with his audience. His disdain for Hennessy (‘Foda-se, eu odeio Hennessy’) serves as a repudiation of a hip-hop cliché, positioning him as an individualistic voice in the genre. He challenges the status quo not only with his unique sound but also through the rejection of traditional symbols associated with rap culture.

Additionally, the biting critique of inauthenticity among his peers (‘E a maioria desses trapper são uns mini-me’) serves as a declaration of his originality and a taunt to those who lack substance and mimic others rather than forging their own path.

A Salute to Loyalty and the Artist’s Core Values

Beyond the bravado and the gripping beats, ‘Kenny G’ is a nod to constancy and loyalty. Matuê honors those ‘que nunca vacilaram na missão’ (who never wavered in the mission), acknowledging the support system that stood with him along his journey. The evolution from ‘ontem era balão, hoje nos só fuma verde no carrão’ (yesterday was a balloon, today we only smoke green in the car) illustrates growth and upgrading of lifestyle thanks to unwavering commitment.

This part of the song carries an undercurrent of gratitude, as Matuê recognizes the integral role of solidarity in his success story, suggesting that amidst the opulence, what truly matters is the heart and the people who have been there from the start.

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