Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow 'Industry Baby' lyrics meaning explained

23 July 2021, 17:30

Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow have dropped new track 'Industry Baby'.
Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow have dropped new track 'Industry Baby'. Picture: Youtube / London Alley

Lil Nas X has fans shook with his latest hit 'Industry Baby', here's a breakdown of the lyrics.

Fans are shook as Lil Nas X has delivered with the both the vocals and the video of Kanye co-produced hit 'Industry Baby'.

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Here's a breakdown of the lyrics for the hit.

Baby back, ayy, couple racks, ayy. Couple Grammys on him, couple plaques, ayy - Lil Nas X starts off the song by listing his musical achievements. These accolades are even more impressive considering he only made his industry debut in 2019.

Funny how you said it was the end, yeah. Then I went did it again, yeah - Here, he appears to send shots for people who said he was going to be a 'one hit wonder' with his first hit 'Old Town Road.

Need a plaque on evеry song. Need me like one with Nicki now - Lil Nas X claims he needs awards for every song he releases, as well as a song with Nicki Minaj.

I blew up, now everybody tryna sue me - Here, he refers to the current law suit Nike has against him for his release of his 'Satan Shoes'.

I'm done makin' jokes 'cause they got old like baby boomers - Jack Harlow mocks 'baby boomers' by saying they are old. This aligns with the trending phrase 'Ok Boomer' that is popular with young people.

Mine is comin' sooner (Mmm), I'm just a late bloomer (Mmm) - He says that his time is coming, meaning he is going to blow up.

  1. See the full lyrics for Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow - 'Industry Baby' here:

    [Intro: Lil Nas X]
    (D-D-Daytrip took it to ten, hey)
    Baby back, ayy, couple racks, ayy
    Couple Grammys on him, couple plaques, ayy
    That's a fact, ayy, throw it back, ayy
    Throw it back, ayy

    [Pre-Chorus: Lil Nas X]
    And this one is for the champions
    I ain't lost since I've began, yeah
    Funny how you said it was the end, yeah
    Then I went did it again, yeah

    [Chorus: Lil Nas X]
    I told you long ago on the road
    I got what they waiting for
    I don't run from nothing, dog
    Get your soldiers, tell 'em I ain't layin' low
    You was never really rooting for me anyway
    When I'm back up at the top, I wanna hear you say
    He don't run from nothin', dog
    Get your soldiers, tell 'em that the break is over

    [Verse 1: Lil Nas X]
    Uh, need to, uh
    Need to get this album done
    Need a couple numbеr ones
    Need a plaque on evеry song
    Need me like one with Nicki now
    Tell a rap n**ga I don't see ya, hah
    I'm a pop n**ga like Bieber, hah
    I don't f**k b*tches, I'm queer, hah
    But these n**gas b**ches like Madea, yeah, yeah, yeah, ayy (Yeah)
    Oh, let's do it
    I ain't fall off, I just ain't release my new sh*t
    I blew up, now everybody tryna sue me
    You call me Nas, but the hood call me Doobie, yeah

    [Pre-Chorus: Lil Nas X]
    And this one is for the champions
    I ain't lost since I've began, yeah
    Funny how you said it was the end, yeah
    Then I went did it again, yeah

    [Chorus: Lil Nas X]
    I told you long ago on the road
    I got what they waiting for (I got what they're waiting for)
    I don't run from nothing, dog
    Get your soldiers, tell 'em I ain't layin' low (B*tch, I ain't runnin' from nowhere)
    You was never really rooting for me anyway (Ooh, ooh)
    When I'm back up at the top, I wanna hear you say (Ooh, ooh)
    He don't run from nothin', dog
    Get your soldiers, tell 'em that the break is over (Yeah)

    [Verse 2: Jack Harlow]
    My track record so clean, they couldn't wait to just bash me
    I must be gettin' too flashy, y'all shouldn't have let the world gas me (Woo)
    It's too late 'cause I'm here to stay and these girls know that I'm nasty (Mmm)
    I sent her back to her boyfriend with my handprint on her ass cheek
    City talkin', we takin' notes
    Tell 'em all to keep makin' posts
    Wish he could, but he can't get close
    OG so proud of me that he chokin' up while he makin' toasts
    I'm the type that you can't control, said I would, then I made it so
    I don't clear up rumors (Ayy), where's y'all sense of humor? (Ayy)
    I'm done makin' jokes 'cause they got old like baby boomers
    Turned my haters to consumers, I make vets feel like they juniors (Juniors)
    Say your time is comin' soon, but just like Oklahoma (Mmm)
    Mine is comin' sooner (Mmm), I'm just a late bloomer (Mmm)
    I didn't peak in high school, I'm still out here gettin' cuter (Woo)
    All these social networks and computers
    Got these p**sies walkin' 'round like they ain't losers

    [Chorus: Lil Nas X]
    I told you long ago on the road
    I got what they waiting for (I got what they waiting for)
    I don't run from nothing, dog
    Get your soldiers, tell 'em I ain't layin' low (B*tch, I ain't runnin' from nowhere)
    You was never really rooting for me anyway
    When I'm back up at the top, I wanna hear you say
    He don't run from nothin', dog
    Get your soldiers, tell 'em that the break is over

    [Outro: Lil Nas X]
    Yeah
    I'm the industry baby, mmm
    I'm the industry baby
    Yeah

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