Bop

Album: Kirk (2019)
Charted: 66 11
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Songfacts®:

  • DaBaby kicks of this song by referencing his Lil Baby collaboration "Baby." He goes on to talk about needing some more music "with some bop in it." The track fits the bill because DaBaby spits the same bobbing flows as "Baby" and his breakthrough hit "Suge."
  • Did you catch the tributes to other rappers that DaBaby included in the song?

    1. Near the end of the first verse, DaBaby incorporates a NSFW Kendrick Lamar line from "For Free? (Interlude)."

    2. He references halfway through the second verse the title line of The Notorious B.I.G.'s 1997 "Going Back to Cali" track.

    3. Near the end of the second verse, DaBaby namechecks Megan Thee Stallion when referring to his girl: The two previously collaborated on Megan's single "Cash S--t."
  • "Suge" co-producer Jetsonmade returns for "Bop." DaBaby references the Atlanta beatmaker in the intro when he raps "Oh Lord, Jetson made another one."
  • DaBaby's production team, the Reel Goats, filmed the one-shot-style video. Officially titled "BOP on Broadway," the clip starts with DaBaby getting chased off the screen by police. A dance party breaks out in the middle of traffic, which the rapper joins. Famed hip-hop dance crew the Jabbawockeez then enter the clip, before the visual ends with the words, "To be continued..."
  • DaBaby performed this song on the December 7, 2019 episode of Saturday Night Live, sporting a Charlotte Hornets jersey.

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