Song of the Day #5,015: ‘Super Gremlin’ – Kodak Black

After a solid month of movie posts, I’m shifting back to my primary focus on music. I will have more film-related content this year, including planned deep dives into a few directors’ filmographies, but that will come later. For now, it’s time for some tunes!

And what better way to start than with another installment of “What the Kids are Listening To?” I last dipped into the Billboard Hot 100 the week of November 14, 2021, and over the next two weeks we’ll see what songs are topping the list right now.

We have repeats in the #1 and #2 spot.

Glass Animals’ TikTok-fueled ‘Heat Waves’ was at #10 back in November, but has climbed to #1 since. It took the song 42 weeks to reach the top 10 — a record — and 59 weeks to reach the top spot — also a record. Good things come to those who wait.

At #2 is ‘Stay’ by The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber, which was also at #2 back in November. Since then it has reached the top spot and dropped down a few slots before settling back here.

Our first new entry belongs to Kodak Black, sitting at #3 with ‘Super Gremlin.’ As often happens with rap songs on the Hot 100, I don’t get the appeal of this one. Kodak’s mumbling delivery does nothing for me, and the song is unremarkable both lyrically and musically.

[Intro]
Yeah, we could be superstars
We been rather wreckin’ cars (Ayy bro, is that Jambo?)
What is at stake for us?
Kickin’ off power mirrors
Yeah, we could be superstars
But I’m pretty sure our time is up
And so we fell off the spinning tops
Don’t know, maybe for trial
But way more error (ATL Jacob, ATL Jacob)

[Verse 1]
Say you my nigga, I’ma be your killer
Nobody gon’ play with you when I’m with you
Go against any nigga, like, fuck this glitter
Skeet off third, I’m busy
I put it in for you, I spin for you
Whatever you with, I’m with it
How you gon’ cross a nigga that was rockin’ with you? I got you lit in the city
I been multitaskin’, rappin’ and bein’ a daddy to my lil’ children
I been standin’ on business, and spinnin’ and spinnin’ and spinnin’ until I’m dizzy
I do all the smackin’, you ain’t never stepped or helped with none of this killin’
You doin’ a lot of cappin’, watch when I catch you, I’ma whack you in front of thе witness

[Chorus]
Damn, my nigga, you trippin’
We could’ve been supеrstars
Remember when we was jackin’ cars
Now, it’s not safe for you
You switched like a pussy, lil’ bitch
Damn, my nigga, you trippin’
We could’ve been superstars
Can’t help it, now I’m reminiscing
Remember when we was jackin’ cars
Now, you better keep your distance
‘Cause it’s not safe for you
You switched like a pussy, lil’ bitch

[Post-Chorus]
Trackhawk with the kit, snatch off on the bitch, when I slide
Nightlight on the blick, bet I’m on my shit when I’m outside
Zoe done ran down, caught him pants down, nigga, you shitted
I knew the Perc’ was fake, but I still ate it ’cause I’m a gremlin

[Verse 2]
Yeah, Kutthroat Businezz, KTB, backdoor wide open
Wait ’til my sniper get out, all you niggas gon’ die, time rollin’
Bustin’ on my opponent, no half-steppin’, crushin’ my opps totally
We was just broke with no motion
Sleepin’ on sofas, creepin’ in houses like roaches
I done went cages, to stages, to cages
Now free me, baby, can’t keep me, baby
I beat them cases, they already hate me
They gon’ want me dead when I’m on probation
Oh, y’all think lil’ Yak retarded?
Y’all ain’t seen none yet, I promise
Niggas can’t take me, niggas can’t guard me
I be on a fuck nigga ass like Charmin
AK, twenty-inch carbon

[Chorus]
We could’ve been superstars
Remember when we was jackin’ cars
Now, it’s not safe for you
You switched like a pussy, lil’ bitch
Damn, my nigga, you trippin’
We could’ve been superstars
Can’t help it, now I’m reminiscing
Remember when we was jackin’ cars
Now, you better keep your distance
‘Cause it’s not safe for you
You switched like a pussy, lil’ bitch

[Post-Chorus]
Trackhawk with the kit, snatch off on the bitch, when I slide
Nightlight on the blick, bet I’m on my shit when I’m outside
Zoe done ran down, caught him pants down, nigga, you shitted
I knew the Perc’ was fake, but I still ate it ’cause I’m a gremlin

[Outro]
Yeah, we could be superstars (Super Gremlin)
But I’m pretty sure our time is up (Now your time is up)
And so we fell off the spinning tops
Don’t know, maybe for trial, but way more error
I ain’t slimy, I’m grimy
Any way you put it, I’m SG with it, I’m Super Gremlin
Snatch and grab, sneak and geek, Sniper Gang, trust
Nightmare, baby, you know I-
I bet you always see me in your dreams
Glee

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #5,015: ‘Super Gremlin’ – Kodak Black

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Yeah, I agree. This sounds like another generic rap track.

  2. Peg says:

    I really don’t understand the appeal of this music????

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