Rascal
by RMR

Album: Drug Dealing Is A Lost Art (2020)

Songfacts®:

  • Country trap was first brought to the mainstream in 2019 by Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road." While Li Nas X's hit had a standard cowboy theme, this song edges closer to typical rap lyrical elements by incorporating sweary rhymes about street hustling, and giving a huge middle-finger to the cops.
  • This country trap ballad kicks off with RMR's a capella of Rascal Flatts' "These Days" before launching into a similar piano melody to another of the country band's hits, "Bless The Broken Road." RMR's Auto-Tuned croon tells the story of a world-weary street hustler. His heart has been broken by women who revealed their true colors when they became scammers. However, RMR still has enough money from his drug dealing to be able to have baguette-cut diamonds in his jewelry.
  • So who is RMR? Sage Clark is listed as the songwriter: "I grew up on country and rap music," RMR said in an email to The Fader, "and this song is the interpretation of what the new genre should sound like."
  • The music video features a balaclava-clad RMR wearing a Saint Laurent bulletproof vest and surrounded by a gun-toting crew. Gabe Hostetler, who has also produced visuals for the likes of Gunna, directed the clip.
  • Young Thug jumps on the remix, spitting an entirely new verse addressing police brutality. Thugger also featured on one of the many remixes of Lil Nas X's country trap smash hit "Old Town Road."

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