Polo G is a Rap star: His latest hit “Rapstar” will blow your mind

Polo G is a Rap star: His latest hit “Rapstar” will blow your mind

Polo G is finally in the place where he has always dreamt of, and that is being at the top. His latest song “Rapster” is dope, it started as a simple chorus and ended as a phenomenon.

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Polo G is finally in the place where he has always dreamt of, and that is being at the top. His latest song “Rapster” is dope, it started as a simple chorus and ended as a phenomenon. No wonder it debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. I believe all hip-hop and rap fans will be thrilled by this song Polo G made. Rapstar is a mix of the hustle, dreams, personal struggle, accomplishments, star life, and the challenges that come with fame.

Rapstar was produced by Synco alongside social media star Einer Bankz who played the ukulele. Polo G through his Label (Columbia Records) released the track on April 9, 2021. So far, Rapstar is the only number 1 Billboard song by Polo G, and it is currently the highest streamed track by any male artist in 2021.

Also, Rapster dethroned Lil Nas X’s “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” from the top spot on the Rolling Stone songs list. Lil Nas X’s “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” had a solid 26 million streams in its XXth week, but it was no match for “Rapstar’s” 44 million streams.

Background of the song

Musical artist has a knack of previewing their songs and teasing fans with snippet video of their latest track months before they are released and Polo G has not been an exception. Rapstar was previewed by Polo G and the song’s co-producer Einer Banks in a YouTube video almost a year ago. Thereafter, the song was announced by the artist on his Twitter and Instagram accounts, two days to the day it was released by Columbia Records.

Since Polo G released Rapstar it has received a lot of critical reviews, most of which have been positive so far. The hit track has been applauded for its crisp and captivating storyline. Also, top musical analysts have commended Polo G for sticking to what he does best with many suggesting that the artist is going to be a force to reckon with in the hip hop and rap music industry.

According to MRC Data, “Rapstar” received 53.6 million US streams in its first week and sold 5,300 downloads. In the week ending April 18, it also received 844,000 radio airplay audience impressions. The song debuts at the top of the Streaming Songs list, where it also becomes the first chart-topping track of Polo G.

Rapster also became the highest weekly streaming total for a male artist so far in 2021. Only Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License” has racked up more weekly streams this year, with 76.1 million in the first week (Jan. 23) and 59.7 million in the second week. On Digit, “Rapstar” debuts at No. 21.

Genre and composition

Polo G is a hip-hop artist, rapper and has been hugely known for his trap music style, and “Rapstar” to a large extent falls under these musical genres the artist is known for.  The track is composed of a perfect mix of drum kick and hi-hat trap beat in all-around melodious sync. It also features a guitar-driven ukulele-based beat and an arpeggio string loop. Polo G, Synco, and Einer Bankz wrote the song while the latter two produced the track.

Lyrics

The “Rapstar” hit track is made up of an intro, a chorus, two solo rap verses, and an outro. In the lyrics, Polo G explores the ups and downs of his celebrity lifestyle, rapping “Every day a war, I’m tired and weary.” Furthermore, He brags about his career achievement, sexual prowess, “impressive” song features, money, and the women he is involved with. The first verse seems to be about his anxiety and substance use, as he mentions taking “pills” and feeling depressed “when alone, my eyes teary.” In the second verse, Polo G gets hotter, talking about putting his streets first and homicides in his hood. See the lyrics below.

[Intro]

(Shout out my nigga Synco)

[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

 

[First verse]

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

 

[Second verse]

They say I’m Pac rebirth, never put out a weak verse

Homicides when we lurk, I’ma step ’til my feet hurt

Weren’t 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

 

The video

The Arrad directed Rapstar video was released alongside the audio the same day on April 9, 2021. It starts with co-producer Einer Banks playing the ukulele thereafter, Polo G is seen with a big bag of cash at a car dealership purchasing luxury BMW sedans for his pals. Polo G shows off his lavish celebrity lifestyle and is featured in 2Pac mode in the visual, declaring himself as Pac’s reincarnation.

In one of the scenes, Polo G exposes the risks he faces as he got stabbed in the back while recording a song. Soon after, he went on to be inducted into a fictitious musical hall of fame. The visual also captures Polo G showing his appreciation for his hometown of Chicago by wearing a Chicago Bulls jersey when playing basketball.

Tremani, Polo G’s son starred in the video and the two are seen having a father-son bonding in basketball sports outfits. Rappers DDG, Trench Kid, and Scorey make appearances as well. Watch the video below.

The artist

Taurus Tremani Bartlett, popularly known as Polo G is an American rapper, songwriter, and record executive. He was born in Illinois, Chicago on January 6, 1999. His single “Finer Things” catapulted him to fame in 2018. With his song “Pop Out” (featuring Lil Tjay), which reached number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2019, Polo G became a household name.

Die a Legend (2019), his debut studio album, debuted at number six on the US Billboard 200 and was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The second studio album of Polo G, The Goat (2020), reached number two on the US Billboard 200 and featured ten Hot 100 charting singles.

In 2021, Polo G released “Rapstar”, which was produced by Synco and Einer Bankz. The song debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. It was his first number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, as well as his first solo top ten single.

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