No Flag

Album: Single release only (2017)

Songfacts®:

  • Best known as the producer for the likes of Drake, Gucci Mane and Young Thug, this is London On Da Track's first release as a fully fledged artist. The trap-laden track finds the Atlanta beatmaker joined by Nicki Minaj, Offset and 21 Savage.

    "The 'No Flag' record came about when I was in the studio with 21 Savage," said London On Da Track. "We recorded lots of tracks and created other hits for his album and my album, but this one stood out so I put Nicki Minaj and Offset on it and now it feels like a hit record!"
  • The song quickly triggered some raised eyebrows thanks to Minaj's closing verse which some thought was directed at Cardi B.

    Lil' b—- I heard these labels tryna make another me
    Everything you getting little hoe is cause of me
    I heard I'm stopping bags, word to Shaggy it wasn't me
    These b—-es is my sons, but they daddy ain't bust in me


    Minaj shut the theory down explaining she penned the verse before Cardi B rose to fame. "It sure ain't," she tweeted. "We wrote this one a cpl months ago too."
  • London On Da Track built his beat to appeal to 21 Savage. "I played him a few beats, and actually, with this record, he just really freestyled it," the producer told Genius. "His sound is very dark and scary. My music is very versatile, but my hard beats is very, you know scary as well."

    "I knew what kind of sound he was going for right when I went in the studio 'cause he played me some of his records," he continued. "This was one of them joints that he just went in, off top of the dome, killed it, one freestyle. It was really a verse, and then, you know, I made it into a whole song."

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