I'm well aware that this song has been out for two years, what I didn't know was that it was literally named Minnesota. I remember hearing it at parties and thinking to myself "What is this shit? Is this a grown man literally whining in a microphone?"
The thing is this blog isn't about hating on Lil Yachty. In fact I actually have a few of his songs on my playlists. It's just this song that I absolutely can't stand.
If you haven't heard the song, its basically 3 minutes and 45 seconds of this repeated over and over:
You need to stay up out them streets if you can't take the heat You need to stay up out them streets if you can't take the heat 'Cause it get cold like Minnesota, cold like Minnesota Cold like Minnesota, cold like Minnesota
We are SO FAR past the days where we wrote meaningful lyrics, at least in pop music. If you have a basic grasp on science and an understanding of how temperature works, these lyrics make absolutely no sense. If those streets get so hot that you can't take the heat, you need to get off of them because they get cold like Minnesota? One minute the streets are hot as shit, the next they are as cold as Minnesota? Honestly sounds like a lot of potholes just waiting to happen.
Now that I think about it, maybe Lil Yachty is low-key referencing how bipolar our weather can be. One day its -30 and you're being slapped with frostbite the minute you walk out the door. The next day its 40 degrees and you see your neighbor cleaning up his Mustang because he thinks it's finally Spring.
There's also a part of me that wonders why he chose Minnesota. You ever been to North Dakota? Minnesota is nothing compared to the polar vortex up there. Everything about this song has puzzled me thus far.
Here is their music video. If you can make it through the entire thing, I applaud you.
I immediately started dying when I saw them going hard on the zamboni, what was that? Either Lil Yachty is mocking us and our love for hockey or he just absolutely loves the sport. I would honestly love to see the rink owner's reaction when they presented him with the idea for this. "Yeah, we're looking to film a music video that features dabbing on your Zamboni, smoking cigars, drinking champagne, and doing unchoreographed group dances on your rink". Who cares what they do on the rink as long as they are off in time for tomorrow's game.
They way I see it, there's no such thing as bad publicity. Being known for being cold is better than being known for nothing right?