The song/album I wish I wrote/recorded: I really wish I recorded “Blame It On the Boogie.” It had the right beat that got you in the right mood before the lyrics even started. I remember being mid-conversation at a dance event and heard the beginning come on and said, “Ooooh hold up, hold up,” and I ran to the dance floor to get down. It was cool because everyone around me felt the exact same way. The lyrics went to the beat perfectly. It’s like a timeless song to me, and I hope to create music like that.
My own song that I’ll never get tired of performing: I’ll never get tired of “We The Future” feat. Dame D.O.L.L.A. because of my love for the NBA and just how much Dame D.O.L.L.A. kills it on the song. We both have ties to the PAL (Police Activities League), so it made it even more special to speak to kids like me through the song. Mic Checkmate, who produced the track, gave the right energy on the song, as well as on the remix. This was my first song recorded for the album and still feels like my anthem.
The song on my new project that I can’t wait for fans to sing along with me on tour: “Entourage,” produced by Madlib. One, for the fact the beat is hitting different! Shout out to Madlib, who is one of my dad’s best friends and part of his group when he started out. But the vibe of being with my friends on a normal day or on stage with them—this song makes me feel that vibe and I hope people feel it when they listen. I think Travis Scott may have wanted to use this beat, so the fact Madlib let me use it is fire, though! Maybe one day me and Travis could rap on this together? You never know!
We The Future is available now.