Song of the Day #4,703: ‘Rapstar’ – Polo G

Rapper Polo G sits at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 with ‘Rapstar,’ a song that debuted at #1 and spent two weeks there before falling three spots.

‘Rapstar’ is a single from Polo G’s upcoming album Hall of Fame, which will be the young rapper’s third full-length release. I’d never heard of him, but that is true of pretty much every rap artist these days.

This is a decent song. It’s built around a ukulele loop, of all things, and that really works.

Lyrically, Polo G alternates between bragging about his financial and sexual conquests and confessing his insecurities, addiction and anxiety. I like the vulnerability.

[Chorus]
Uh (Tuned up), copped a BMW, new deposit, I picked up another bag
Like fuck it, I’ma count while I’m in it
I hear planes flyin’, crowds screamin’, money counters, chains clangin’
Shit, I guess that’s how it sound when you winnin’
I ain’t jokin’, do it sound like I’m kiddin’?
I been makin’ like two thousand a minute
So high up through the clouds, I was swimmin’
I’m probably gon’ drown when I’m in it
I bet she gon’ get loud when I’m in it
And we might have a child when I’m finished

[Verse 1]
Uh, I won’t love a ho, after we fuck, she can’t get near me
Only bitch I give a conversation to is Siri
My pants Amiri, yes, I’m winnin’, clearly
I’m the chosen one, seen my potential, so they fear me
Lately I’ve been prayin’, God, I wonder, can You hear me?
Thinkin’ ’bout the old me, I swear I miss you dearly
Stay down ’til you come up, I’ve been stickin’ to that theory
Every day a battle, I’m exhausted and I’m weary
Make sure I smile in public, when alone, my eyes teary
I fought through it all, but that shit hurt me severely
I’ve been gettin’ high to hide behind my insecurities
Takin’ different pills, but I know it ain’t gon’—

[Chorus]
Uh, copped a BMW, new deposit, I picked up another bag
Like fuck it, I’ma count while I’m in it
I hear planes flyin’, crowds screamin’, money counters, chains clangin’
Shit, I guess that’s how it sound when you winnin’
I ain’t jokin’, do it sound like I’m kiddin’?
I been makin’ like two thousand a minute
So high up through the clouds, I was swimmin’
I’m probably gon’ drown when I’m in it
I bet she gon’ get loud when I’m in it (Uh, uh)
And we might have a child when I’m finished

[Verse 2]
They say I’m Pac rebirth, never put out a weak verse
Homicides when we lurk, I’ma step ’til my feet hurt
Been puttin’ them streets first
White tees turned burgundy t-shirts
Lookin’ for somethin’ real, he stuck in a deep search
Anxiety killin’ me, I just want to leave Earth
When they ask if I’m okay, it just make everything seem worse
Try and explain your feelings, sound like something you rehearsed
Stabbed me in my back with a clean smirk
Lookin’ so deep into your eyes, I can read your thoughts, so
Shut the fuck—, I mean, please don’t talk
I done been through too much and I don’t need another loss
Put that on every war scar for every battle I fought

[Chorus]
Uh, copped a BMW, new deposit, I picked up another bag
Like fuck it, I’ma count while I’m in it
I hear planes flyin’, crowds screamin’, money counters, chains clangin’
Shit, I guess that’s how it sound when you winnin’
I ain’t jokin’, do it sound like I’m kiddin’?
I been makin’ like two thousand a minute
So high up through the clouds, I was swimmin’
I’m probably gon’ drown when I’m in it
I bet she gon’ get loud when I’m in it
And we might have a child when I’m finished

[Outro]
When I’m finished, when I’m finished

4 thoughts on “Song of the Day #4,703: ‘Rapstar’ – Polo G

  1. Amy says:

    Never heard of him either. Didn’t listen but read the lyrics and waited for the vulnerable counterpart to only wanting conversations with Siri. Alas it never arrived. I’ll take a hard pass.

  2. Dana Gallup says:

    I find this kind of sing song rap style to be rather monotonous, bland and instantly forgettable.

  3. Peg says:

    No comment

  4. The Cool Guy (Daniel) says:

    I hadn’t heard this song before, but I actually found it to be quite enjoyable. As a fan of the rap genre definitely not the best of what the genre has to offer. However, this is a solid track with a catchy beat and solid lyrics. Overall, not my favorite. I’ll take DaBaby’s verse on levitating over this any day!

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