Krippy Kush

Album: TrapXFicante (2017)
Charted: 75

Songfacts®:

  • Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Farruko hooked up with his fellow countryman Bad Bunny and Jamaican singer Rvssian for this explicit track. The song was his first venture into Latin trap music rather than reggaetón. The artist explained why he switched genres to Billboard:

    "I really wanted to expand. I respect and love reggaetón because it's the genre that helped me be known, [but it's] too marketed - you say a bad word and everybody looks at you like an alien and radio programmers won't play it. But with [streaming], fans [can] listen to what they want."
  • The official remix again features Bad Bunny and Rvssian, as well as some druggy bars from 21 Savage, and a verse from the rap queen herself, Nicki Minaj. The collaboration marked the first time the Puerto Rican singer had worked with English-speaking artists. Farruko told Billboard:

    "They heard the song, loved it, and decided to jump on it. For me, it is an honor. I am very grateful, because it is the first single from my album TrapXFicante and has been a success thanks to Bad Bunny and Rvssian who also were the creators of this song with me."
  • Krippy kush is a name of a high grade of weed and because of its explicit, druggy content, Farruko didn't think the song would chart. However, he was wrong and it became his first Hot 100 hit. He said:

    "I honestly did not think that it could reach the top numbers - and it was the opposite. Before, you had to wait for the label to approve a single, and also to wait for the radio programmer to approve the song. If it was explicit, they [wouldn't] play it. I think that the fans had the opportunity, with all the streaming services happening right now in the music industry, to be able to choose what they want to hear."

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