With the horses safely in the back, Lil Nas X is centered around “Panini,” a new song from his approaching EP, 7. As though “Old Town Road (Remix)” topping the charts for 11 weeks wasn’t sufficient world domination for the 20-year-old rapper, “Panini” (or, in any event, the lyrics “Hello Panini, don’t you be a meanie”) will set up shop in individuals’ brain. “Panini” doesn’t have a nation twang, similar to his megahit does, yet it has a little rock influence. Nirvana’s “In Bloom” is inserted in the song.
“One of the craziest things about ‘Panini,’ is it introduced me to Nirvana’s album Nevermind,” Lil Nas X said on Apple Music’s Beats 1. “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.”
Presently, Kurt Cobain has a credit on “Panini” and Lil Nas X sends his thanks to his little girl, Frances Bean Cobain. First he took back nation, presently he’s taking back rock? Happy belated Juneteenth to Lil Nas X!