Rapidly rising Chicago rapper Polo G has released his second album, The Goat, just a few days in the past. This launch follows his 2019 No. 1 album Die A Legend.
The enw 16 track effort features BJ The Chicago Kid, Stunna 4 Vegas, Juice Wrld, Lil Baby, NLE Choppa, and Mustard with Mike WiLL Made-It, Tay Kieth, Hit-Boy, Murda Beatz and more on the production.
Chicago rapper Polo G is purposeful in the case of life, particularly his music.
Immediate success? His single “Pop Out,” which had launched in February 2019, was a success record that made it onto the Billboard Hot 100.
How about endurance? A year later, “Pop Out” was labeled certified platinum (4X platinum) by the RIAA. Understanding you’re solely nearly as good as your subsequent record, he adopted it up with another single, “Go Stupid.” Last week, the RIAA confirmed the record’s gold status.
Even the title of his new album, “The Goat,” slated for a May 15 release, has a objective — sharing the identical birthright with iconic influencers who’ve made names for themselves throughout varied platforms.
“It’s really a play on my zodiac sign; I’m a Capricorn,” mentioned Polo G. “I guess the animal (sea-goat) that represents a Capricorn. There’s a double meaning behind that because a lot of famous people are Capricorns: LeBron James, Muhammad Ali, Martin Luther King, Tiger Woods and Denzel Washington. They are all considerably some of the best working professionals, so I feel like it’s just me to be great.”
Polo G stated to his followers that he can anticipate way more reflective content material from “The Goat” in comparison with “Die a Legend,” his gold record debut project.
“A lot of versatility,” mentioned Polo G. “A lot of different sides of me; more of like a relationship-type of vibe with certain songs. More of a heart-felt ‘Polo’ they’ll hear inside their heads. They’ll see me as a more versatile artist after this album is released.
“My first project was getting to know who I was, like what I got to offer as the artist. But now it’s chapter two of that. I got even more to offer — just showing my growth as an artist and how I can switch it up”
A number of the standout tracks on “The Goat” embrace “Martin and Gina (the names of the main characters from the hit FOX sequence “Martin”),” “Don’t Believe the Hype,” (the place he raps “Everybody has input on how we live”), “Still No Changes,” “Flex” ( a collaboration with fellow Chicago native Juice WRLD, who died in 2019) and “Be Something,” on which Lil Baby drops a verse that was originally slated for Polo G’s debut album.
He believes his album is relevant amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I feel like I’m touching on a lot of topics that have happened now, but the broader message about certain songs and what’s been going on in the world right before coronavirus,” said Polo G.
And on account of his meteoric rise — on the pop charts and back home — Polo G, who grew up within the Cabrini-Green Houses and the Marshall Field Garden Apartments, finally made the transition so many Chicago-ans who achieve fame and notoriety had to do: relocate.
“I just wanted to get away from the city,” mentioned Polo G. “I just know that … I’ll always love is my hometown, but I just know that you can get in a lot of trouble … especially someone of my caliber; you’re bound to get into something. … I feel like everything happens for a reason, so I don’t necessarily regret it.”
Whereas he has the downtime COVID-19 creates, he fills his days by hanging out along with his household, taking part in basketball, and video games. He’s seen how the pandemic continues to crush gig employees.
“I had a few shows that were lined up before this happened; all of those were canceled,” mentioned Polo G. “So all of those were some pretty good shows that were overseas. I’ve been doing features here and there; that’s pretty much it. I’m waiting for other opportunities that I can do as far as endorsements and things of that sort. Music-related? That’s the only thing right now.”
“I’m pretty good at delivering my songs, but I just want to perfect the craft by creating melodies,” he mentioned. “Perfecting my craft and constructing a song and putting together what I could throw in there. … to perfect what I’m better at.”