Grammy nominated hip-hop artist Joyner Lucas released his new single “Seventeen”, a masterful sampling flip of Mac Miller’s 2011 smash hit “Donald Trump” and serves as the New England native’s way of paying homage to the late-great rapper. Joyner starts off the song’s intro with a “Rest In Peace Mac Miller” shoutout.
The new visual was shot at his new frozen yogurt spot, Oh Wow Frozen Yogurt and Smoothies, in Northborough, Massachusetts near his hometown where he invited all his fans to celebrate the grand opening of the establishment.
“The first time I ever heard Mac Miller was the Donald Trump record,” Joyner said. “Soon as I heard the sample and what he did to it, I immediately became a fan. That beat was one of my favorite samples ever. Me being able to use that sample and flip it my own way and pay homage to Mac Miller at the same time is dope. I wish he was around to hear it. Reflecting back to when I was seventeen, it’s crazy to see that I’m making my childhood dreams come true. I’m just trying to inspire others through my music the same way Mac did.”
With “Seventeen,” Joyner reminisces on fulfilling his childhood aspirations with his signature storytelling, rapping lyrics like “I used to pray for sh*t like this when I was 17, hit the block and made a plan, I hope it set me free” and “it’s easier to quit, but it’s harder to try.”
“Seventeen” is the latest in a string of releases from Joyner’s highly-anticipated new album, coming after previous releases such as “Broski,” “Cut U Off (feat. YoungBoy Never Broke Again),” “What’s That?,” and “Devil’s Work Part 2.”
Joyner’s last album ADHD, debuted in the Top-10 of the Billboard 200, earned RIAA gold certification, sparked a much-needed conversation about mental health and established a new template for success that independent artists could follow.
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