Last May, Polo G unveiled his sophomore studio album The Goat, which saw 16 tracks and additional features from Mustard, Juice WRLD, Stunna 4 Vegas, NLE Choppa, Mike WiLL Made-It, Lil Baby, and BJ The Chicago Kid. The project was a success, peaking at the number two spot on the Billboard 200 thanks to 99,000 album equivalent units sold during its first week of release. Subsequently, The Goat also scored the Chicago star a Platinum plaque. He’s also become a hot commodity for others as well, providing show-stealing verses on songs like Lil GotIt’s “Free Melly,” Lil Durk’s “3 Headed Goat,” Murda Beatz’s “Doors Unlocked,” and Fivio Foreign’s “Bop It,” among others.
Presumably moving forward to a follow-up, Polo G then liberated the new single “Epidemic” some month later, a laid-back, melodic effort that saw him reflecting on lost loved ones. Today, the XXL Freshman alum switches things up with the hard-hitting drop “GNF (OKOKOK),” a WIZARDMCE and Varohl-produced effort that marks a pointed return to the ultra-violent Chicago drill style, both in soundscape and subject matter:
“If you diss on the ‘net, get your scalp hit, you be better off watchin’ your mouth, bitch, real killers don’t care ‘bout no clout shit, they ain’t drop, spin the block, we rep quick/
Hut one, hut two, we steppin’, we be really tryna use these weapons, squeezin’ on that two plus seven, hollows bust you, that’s Heaven/”
Prior to The Goat, Polo G broke through the ceiling with his debut LP Die A Legend, which saw 14 tracks and contributions from Lil Tjay, Lil Baby, and Gunna. While not quite as successful as the subsequent body of work, Die A Legend still scored a top ten entry on the Billboard 200 via 38,000 first week units sold.
Press play on the Cole Bennett-directed visual for “GNF (OKOKOK)” below.