New Freezer

Album: New Freezer (2017)
Charted: 41
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Songfacts®:

  • This trap-inflected ode to bling is Atlanta rapper Rich the Kid's first single for Interscope Records. The song was released on September 26, 2017.
  • Rich explained the song's inspiration to Genius:

    "I was recording at Quad Studios in New York in a session with Ferg. You know, he was recording some s--t in there. He left and went to another session, real quick. I kept on recording. One of his producers pulled up a beat and instantly when I heard it, I just said 'New freezer.' I was like, 'New freezer! New bitch wanna f--k on my AP!' Because I had the AP on. I just went in there and recorded it."
  • The song features a verse by Kendrick Lamar. "I was in the studio recording, over at the Interscope Studios, No Excuses, and then my A&R Manny introduced me to Kendrick for the first time," Rich the Kid explained to Beats 1. "Kendrick came in there, of course, it's Kendrick Lamar, I'm like, 'Damn, I'm in here with Kendrick, it's just crazy.'"

    "So he asked me to play some music for him, so I played two records that I had been recording off of my album," the rapper continued. "Right when he heard it, he was like, 'Yo, like who else on this song?' It's just me. He's like, 'Yo I gotta get on this one! This s---'s dumb. This goes crazy.'"
  • Rich the Kid recalled the first time he heard Lamar's contribution: "When I heard the verse, I was tripping out. Because this is a whole different type of Kendrick on this song. Like, he going apes--t. On some whole different type s--t. I was like, 'This is some life changing s--t.' I was ecstatic. I was happy."
  • Kendrick Lamar begins his verse by referencing a luxurious car that features a peanut butter colored interior and a white paint job on the outside.

    Big shot, hol' up, wait, peanut butter insides
    No, outside, cocaine white, body look like Gentiles


    Lamar raps the same lyrics on the chorus of "Big Shot" from the Black Panther soundtrack.
  • The song's success was aided by the viral dance challenge fans created for the track. The #NewFreezerChallenge is a simple side-to-side bop that can be done solo or in a group.

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