The saga of ‘BBL Drizzy’

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If you’ve been on the Internet recently, it’s almost impossible to avoid. the beef between Drake and Kendrick Lamar. Rap beefs come and go, however, Metro Boomin’s “BBL Drizzy” might survive it all. The song took the top spot on SoundCloud. New and hot graphic with approximately 3.3 million listens. But even better, the wonderful people of the internet have created countless versions of “BBL Drizzy,” cementing its place in meme culture.

Before we get to the heart of the matter: let’s get you up to speed. Metro Boomin produced Future and Kendrick Lamar’s song “Like That,” which some say is the breakout song that started this whole rap thing. Drake responded by telling Metro to “shut up and make some drums.” Then Metro took it personally and remixed a song released a few weeks earlier.

A relatively unknown artist, King Willonius, released “BBL Drizzy” in mid-April, delivering a soulful melody reminiscent of the 1970s. Its chorus and name evoke a popular meme that often crops up in rap: Drake received a facelift Brazilian buttocks. The song itself is great, but it really blew up when Metro Boomin released their version of the song.

On May 5, Metro Booming posted on X that whoever wrote the best verse on “BBL Drizzy” would receive a free beat from the award-winning producer. He then updated the competition to also award $10,000 to the top person. This sparked a storm of diss tracks created over the beat, all with the hashtag #bbldrizzybeatgiveaway.

“BBL Drizzy” by Metro Boomin is now trending on TikTok, Instagram, X and all over the internet. But more than that, people created Bollywood versions, guitar versions, some rapped over it – it took on a life of its own.

So please click through the slides and enjoy the saga of BBL Drizzy, starting with the original version of Metro Boomin, and working our way up to the wackiest memes that came from it.