Wow

Album: Hollywood's Bleeding (2018)
Charted: 3 2

Songfacts®:

  • Over a simple tick-tock beat, Post Malone raps about his rise to fame and the wealth he has accrued. The Texas-raised rapper also settles some scores as he addresses the people who doubted him before he was famous.

    Hunnid bands in my pocket, it's on me
    Yeah, your grandmama probably know me
    Get more bottles, these bottles are lonely
    It's a moment when I show up, got 'em sayin', "Wow"


    Running 2:30, the track has a similar lyrical theme to Malone's 2016 Stoney track "Congratulations." That is another self-congratulatory song where the rapper boasts about the fruits of his success to the people who thought he would be nothing. Post even references that cut in his second verse.

    Before I dropped Stoney none of y'all really cared
    Now they always say, "Congratulations," to the kid
  • Post shouts out Fall Out on the track.

    I got a lot of toys, 720S bumpin' Fall Out Boy
    720S is the McLaren 720S Spider luxury car


    Malone does have some history with Fall Out Boy. The video for the pop punk band's track, "Champion" features the rapper skateboarding in a warehouse.
  • The song's music video gives a behind-the-scenes look at Post Malone's life on the road. There's footage of the rapper rehearsing with the Red Hot Chili Peppers for their Grammy Awards performance, meeting up with 2 Chainz and hanging out backstage with DJ Khaled. We also see dad dancer Mike Alancourt, whose high-energy routine to this song went viral. Alancourt's extended scene was filmed in Phoenix, Arizona on March 17, 2019.

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