“ROCKSTAR” by DaBaby (ft. Roddy Ricch)
Honestly, the main theme permeating throughout this song is gun violence. Indeed when DaBaby refers to himself as a “Rockstar”, “this ain’t no guitar” or music-related occupation that he’s talking about. Rather he is referring to rockin’ the gat against his enemies. And Roddy Ricch follows similar suit, dropping a number of metaphors illustrating his lifestyle, which is highlighted by big money and the ever-existent prospect of things suddenly jumping off.
But arguably, the real highlight of this track is that DaBaby gets quite personal in his verse. For instance, he seems to put forth that the reason he took on the moniker of “DaBaby” is because he is his mother’s “baby boy”, i.e. her youngest son. Moreover he recounts that infamous 2018 incident where he bodied an armed robber “in front of” his daughter, who was but a toddler at the time. And the reason he brings this issue up is of course to point out that his threats of busting shots are indeed genuine.
Writing and Production
“Rockstar” is the first official collaboration between DaBaby and Ricch. And the two rappers wrote the song alongside the track’s producer, SethInTheKitchen.
Release Date of “ROCKSTAR”
This track was released by Interscope Records and the South Coast Music Group on 17 April 2020 as part of DaBaby’s third album. Said album is entitled “Blame It on Baby”.