In what might be the most popular foray of the Bitcoin into the mainstream, eccentric US rap artist Soulja Boy lyrically expressed his excitement with big boy cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, in his latest album, Young Drako.
Sitting fourth in the list of tracks on the Young Drako album, is the choice track titled “Bitcoin.” Young Drako was released recently.
Could Young Drako be Bitcoin’s Biggest Advertisement yet?
Bitcoin always gets its publicity alright; it just probably might not be on the good side of things. With increasing single stories of fraud, anonymous ransoms, dark web criminality, government bans, the coin has managed to bear the brunt of blames for a long while now without quaking.
The leading cryptocurrency continues to sway steadily and confidently into everyday conversation and pop culture, and increasingly move towards permanence in mainstream adoption by the year. Unlike its previously less-exciting notoriety, Soulja Boy’s track is a simple appraisal of the Bitcoin, positive and gently effusing, even if a little one dimensional.
Young Drako, Soulja’s fourth studio album, dropped on Thursday and is being released by labels SODMG Records and Palm Tree Entertainment.
Soulja boy’s track is not tech-savvy–as expected–with simple lyrical content interspersed with deliberate bars. The track’s lyric does well to avoid previous standing stereotypes on the bitcoin, and more complex socio-political and philosophical ideas. Instead, Soulja decides to focus more on the financial aspect of things.
“I made a hundred racks off of bitcoin. You can catch me running up the bitcoin.”
Soulja does one better, mentioning Paypal, CashApp, and similar cryptocurrency, Litecoin. If you were hoping to catch some tips like protecting your private key, and referencing transactions, you just might end up a tad bit disappointed. It appears Bitcoin just about serves the purpose of wealth and affluence Soulja boy hopes to preach.
Soulja Boy is not the only mainstream artist to rap about the “Bitcoin” though, with highly successful and multi Grammy award-winning performer Eminem, recently dropping one of the sickest lines you could ever hear about a digital currency:
“Remember everybody used to bite Nickel, now everybody doing bitcoin.”