The song opens with BIA rapping about touching down in the eponymous English city. In the accompanying visual, she goes on a shopping spree and walks her pet dalmatians down the street.
“I like to shop in the District,” he raps. “Coppin’ this, coppin’ that, I’m proper capitalistic.”
The two rappers link up to drop bars on a rooftop before leaving London via speedboat.
On Instagram, Cole expressed his appreciation for his collaborator and said that he had thought about the song for a month before BIA even hit him up to appear on it. “When the thought and conversation came up about me adding a verse, I was excited but genuinely nervous cuz I didn’t even see how the song could be better after what she did to it,” Cole wrote. “I didn’t want to f*** nothing up! I’m grateful I ended up catching the right wave.”
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Watch the music video for BIA’s “LONDON” featuring J. Cole.