DaBaby has released a Black Lives Matter-inspired remix of “Rockstar,” featuring Roddy Ricch.
The rework features a brand-new verse from the North Carolina rapper, who references his run-ins with the law and the systemic racism in the police force. “Cops wanna pull me over, embarrass me / Abusin’ power, you never knew me, thought I was arrogant / As a juvenile, police pulled their guns like they scared of me / And we’re used to how crackers treat us, now that’s the scary thing,” he spits.
The original version of “Rockstar” recently topped the Billboard Hot 100, and become DaBaby’s first number one single. The song is a cut from his third studio album, Blame it on Baby, which also featured the tracks “Can’t Stop” and “Jump.”
DaBaby’s remix of “Rockstar” is the latest of several recently released songs that have taken inspiration from the Black Lives Matter protests across the country, including tracks from Juicy J, Conway the Machine and Terrace Martin.
Listen to the ‘BLM remix’ of “Rockstar” below: