Lil Nas X has dropped his new track “Panini”.
The rapper spoke to Zane Lowe on Beats 1 on Thursday, telling the host how his latest song is the first one he’s recorded in a studio environment. He even credited Kurt Cobain as a co-writer.
X revealed, according to Complex: “‘Old Town Road’ wasn’t done in a professional studio, that’s the thing. It was never even mixed and mastered. Like the song that you hear today, it’s not mixed or mastered. That’s from the $20 bucks I paid [for] the rough mix. It was crazy, but it’s like everything else… lately in my life.”
The “Old Town Road” star also spoke about his new album 7.
X worked with Blink-182’s Travis Barker on the LP, telling Lowe: “He’s given me many things. The most important one is he’s always like, ‘Buy land.’ He’s always like ‘Buy land and try to keep your cash.’ Just like little simple old school dad stuff. He’s usually just goofing around the whole time. I’m like that, too. He’s a g for real.”
The star also borrowed the vocal melody from Cobain’s “In Bloom” chorus, telling Lowe of the late Nirvana musician: “One of the craziest things about ‘Panini’ is it introduced me to Nirvana’s album Nevermind. It’s like I always seen the cover but I never actually listened to it.”
“And people was like, ‘Wow, he sampled Nirvana.’ I was like, ‘no.’ It’s like, I didn’t realize I was using almost the exact same melody,” he added, according to Consequence of Sound.
Could Lil Nas X be enlisting another famous collaborator, in much the same way he teamed up with Billy Ray Cyrus for “Old Town Road”?
Perhaps — after the song’s release, he took to Twitter to say that he’s “tryna get gordon ramsay on this panini remix.”
A few hours later, the “Hell’s Kitchen” star responded with apparent interest.
Fans are already getting excited about the prospect of the celebrity chef participating in a “Panini” remix:
Even the official Twitter account of Ramsay’s Fox series “MasterChef” is giving the idea two thumbs up: