Lil Nas X “Panini (Remix)” Featuring DaBaby: Listen
It’s finally here. The first remix of Lil Nas X latest single “Panini” arrived at digital streaming platforms on Friday (Sept. 13). The remix features North Carolina rapper and 2019 XXL Freshman DaBaby.
X first warned of things to come on Thursday (Sept. 12), but kept the feature artist secret. Many thought it would be Lil Uzi Vert, who X has contacted about hopping on the song in the past. Instead, we get the random but satisfying coupling for the updated version.
As with the "Old Town Road" remixes, Nas X keeps his verse the same. DaBaby adds some new bars to the track by spitting about an old flame.
"Okay, this song right here remind me of my ex/Say I be declinin' all her calls and I don't respond to none of her texts," he rhymes. "I be like, 'Girl, hush your mouth, you know I ain't got time for nothin' but sex'/She know I injured my right hand so when I get behind I use my left."
The original tune, produced by Dot Da Genius and Take a Daytrip, appear on Nas X’s debut EP, 7. The Atlanta rapper cites the Cartoon Network show Chowder and the character Panini, who is a pink cabbit (a mix between a cat and a rabbit), for the song's inspiration. Nas X is using the fictional character Panini as a metaphor to describe a fair-weather friend who showed support when he was a struggling artist but now that he's a major rap star that person doesn't want to be his friend anymore.
Last week, Nas X, whose fans are surely eager to see perform live more often in the near future, dropped the futuristic "Panini" video, which has garnered 48 million views so far.
You can listen to the "Panini" remix below.
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