Dior

Album: Meet the Woo (2019)
Charted: 33 22

Songfacts®:

  • Fashion designer Christian Dior (1905-57) founded his own Paris house in 1945. The phrase 'The New Look' was coined by fashion monthly Harper's Bazaar for Christian Dior's first fashion collection two years later. His long-skirted "new look" brought Dior worldwide fame and helped Paris regain its position as the capital of the fashion world as out went fashion rations and in came masses of material, designed to suit a curvy hourglass figure. Today, Christian Dior is one of the world's leading luxury goods companies with fashion houses all around the world.

    During this song's hook, Pop Smoke talks about how he likes to buy expensive brands such as Christian Dior for his romantic interest. The girl is apparently a dancer in an adult club, and the rapper makes it clear he has plenty of money to splash out on her.
  • Pop Smoke devotes much of the rest of the song to gun violence; he makes clear to his opponents that he's "always pistol packing."
  • The drill beat is courtesy of 808Melo. The London, England producer previously teamed up with Pop Smoke for the rapper's breakthrough single "Welcome to the Party" and his Travis Scott Jackboys collaboration, "Gatti."
  • The song first appeared on Pop Smoke's 2019 mixtape Meet the Woo, and as a bonus track on the following year's Meet the Woo 2. The rapper's label released the official remix, featuring Gunna, as a single on February 11, 2020.
  • Pop Smoke, real name Bashar Barakah Jackson, was fatally shot during a home invasion in Hollywood Hills on February 19, 2020. Following Smoke's death, "Dior" became his first solo hit on the Billboard Hot 100. He had previously charted as a featured artist on the Jackboys track "Gatti."
  • During his verse, Pop Smoke pledges to "raise hell" until the authorities release his pal from Rikers Island jail.

    If I'm on the island, I'm snatchin' the cell
    Brody got locked, denied his bail
    Until he free, I'm raisin' hell


    Pop's lyrics resonated with those demanding justice during the Black Lives Matter movement. The song became a protest anthem for protesters in the wake of the police killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd.

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