“Pop Out” by Polo G (Ft. Lil Tjay)
“Pop out” is a verb that basically means the same as appear suddenly. It is especially used within the context of street violence. And accordingly, the title of this Polo G and Lil Tjay song is based on a line in the chorus in which Polo states that he will “pop out at (a) party” with his homeys in order to commit a robbery. And the rest of the track more or less operates within this same thematic framework.
However, in his actual verse, Polo G’s main topic is the lifestyle he enjoys due to his success. Meanwhile Lil Tjay, who at the time of the recording of this track was 17 years old, drops a hardcore verse which enlightens listeners to the fact that he is thoroughly familiar with street life. For instance, he references his criminal “charges” and the fact that he “lost his brother”, most likely to gun violence.
Overall, what can be ascertained from this track is that the up-and-coming generation of popular rappers are to follow in the footsteps of their predecessors as in basing a good portion of their lyrics on establishing street cred by highlighting tales of a criminal past (or present) and making gun-based threats.
Facts about “Pop Out”
- The single came to us via Columbia Records, the label both Polo G and Lil TJay are signed to, on 1 February 2019. However, the music video was dropped earlier on 13 January 2019.
- The track was written exclusively by the rappers (Polo and Tjay) themselves.
- “Pop Out” was produced by Iceberg Beatz and JD on Tha Track.
- This collabo marked the first time either of the rappers made the Billboard Hot 100 when it debuted at number 95 on 6 April 2019.
Is this Polo G’s first collabo with Lil Tjay?
Yes, this track is.