Lil Nas X “Panini”: Listen to New Song
On Thursday (June 20), the Atlanta rapper, born Montero Lamar Hill, delivered the futuristic visual for the Dot Da Genius and Take a Daytrip-produced track, which will appear on his debut EP, 7.
The song is inspired by the Cartoon Network show Chowder and the character Panini who is a pink cabbit on the show. Nas X's is using Panini to describe fickle fans who loved him when he was a struggling artist but now that he's successful they have turned against him.
"Ayy, Panini, don't you be a meanie/Thought you wanted me to go up/Why you tryna keep me teeny now?/Now they need me, number one on streaming/Oh yeah, you used to love me/So what happened, what's the meaning?" Nas X rhymes on the second verse.
Before releasing the song, Nas X talked with Zane Lowe on Apple's Beats 1 Radio about the catchy tune. The 20-year-old rapper said "Panini" is the first song he recorded in an official studio setup.
"That was for me it was the first song that I did in like a professional studio," he said. "'Old Town Road' wasn't done in a professional studio, that's the thing. It was never even mixed and mastered. Like the song that you hear today, it's not mixed or mastered. That's from the $20 bucks I paid the rough mix. It was crazy, but it's like everything else, like lately in my life. You just like, you know a quick adjust. And you know just get ready to move onto the next step or whatever."
"Panini" follows Nas X’s chart-topping hit, “Old Town Road,” which has spent 11 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs chart. He's currently tied with Drake who holds the record of 11 weeks atop the Hot 100 chart with "God's Plan."
Check out Lil Nas X's new song "Panini" below.
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