YG celebrates wealth and style on his new all-star single “Big Bank,” featuring Nicki Minaj, 2 Chainz and Big Sean. Mustard produced the minimalist, marimba-laced track, which revolves around YG’s hook of “Type of money you gon’ need a safe/ Type of money you gon’ need a bank.”
In his verse, 2 Chainz reps the high-class lifestyle: “Now I’m lookin’ for a glove with the sparkle on it/ And my CBD got chocolate on it.” Later, Minaj shouts out Eminem and counts her cash: “Back to back Maybach, stack the Ms/ Told ’em I met Slim Shady, bag the M/ Once he go black, he’ll be back again/ Tell them hoes that it’s crunch time, abdomen.”
But it’s Big Sean who steals the track with his versatile flow, touching on his evolution from poverty to affluence. “I’m a first generation millionaire,” he raps. “I broke the curse of my family not having shit … I’m rare as affordable health care or going to wealth from welfare.”
“Big Bank” will appear on YG’s upcoming album Stay Dangerous, due out this summer. The track follows the February-issued single “Suu Whoop” and his 2017 cuts “Pop It, Shake It,” “Fuck It Up” and “Y.N.S.” The rapper released two projects in 2016: the Still Brazy record and the Red Friday mixtape.
Minaj will release her fourth studio album, Queen – the long-awaited follow-up to 2014’s The Pinkprint – on August 10th. That LP features her latest singles “Chun-Li” and “Barbie Tingz,” the former of which she performed during her recent Saturday Night Live spot.