New Freezer

2017 single by Rich the Kid ft. Kendrick Lamar

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"New Freezer"
New Freezer cover.jpg
Single by Rich the Kid featuring Kendrick Lamar
from the album The World Is Yours
ReleasedSeptember 26, 2017
Recorded2016–17
Genre
Length3:14
LabelInterscope
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Ben Jayne
Rich the Kid singles chronology
"Cookies & Sherbert"
(2017)
"New Freezer"
(2017)
"Plug Walk"
(2018)
Kendrick Lamar singles chronology
"Loyalty"
(2017)
"New Freezer"
(2017)
"Love"
(2017)
Music video
"New Freezer" on YouTube

"New Freezer" is a Hip Hop song by American rapper Rich the Kid featuring Kendrick Lamar released in 2017. The song, produced by Ben Jayne, was released as the lead single from Rich the Kid's debut album The World Is Yours.[1][2] The original version featured guest vocals from ASAP Ferg and MadeinTYO.[3] ASAP Ferg revealed in 2019 Lamar agreed to feature on the track on the condition that he would be only feature.[4]

Background

The song's demo surfaced online in September 2017, shortly before the final version with Kendrick Lamar was released. Rapper ASAP Ferg who was originally featured on the song was later excluded, and he revealed in August 2019 that Lamar insisted on being the only feature on the song if it were to be released. Ferg said, however, he was happy the song catapulted Rich the Kid's career in the end.[4]

Critical reception

Natalie Maher of Billboard called the song a "head-snapping cut".[5]

Live performances

Rich the Kid and Lamar performed the song live at the 2018 Brit Awards, with Lamar standing on top of a glass box as Rich the Kid smashed a luxury car in front of the crowd.[5]

Remixes

Lil Wayne and Gudda Gudda recorded a remix of the song for Wayne's mixtape Dedication 6.[6]

Charts

Weekly charts

Chart (2017–18) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[7] 66
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 41
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[9] 20
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[10] 40

Year-end charts

Chart (2018) Position
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[11] 54

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[12] Platinum 80,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[13] 2× Platinum 2,000,000double-dagger

double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

Release history

Region Date Format Label(s) Ref.
United States September 26, 2017 Digital download
November 21, 2017 Rhythmic contemporary
  • Interscope
[14]

References

  1. ^ Mojica, Nick (February 23, 2018). "Rich The Kid's Debut Album Title Is 'The World Is Yours'". XXL. Retrieved February 24, 2018.
  2. ^ Breihan, Tom (September 26, 2017). "Rich the Kid Enlists Kendrick Lamar for 'New Freezer': Listen". Billboard. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  3. ^ "Listen To Rich The Kid's Highly Anticipated 'New Freezer' Single Feat. Kendrick Lamar | DatWAV.com". DatWAV.com. September 27, 2017. Retrieved June 6, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Espinoza, Joshua (August 28, 2020). "ASAP Ferg Says Kendrick Jumped on Rich the Kid's "New Freezer" on the Condition He Was the Only Feature". Complex. Retrieved April 5, 2020.
  5. ^ a b Maher, Natalie (February 23, 2018). "Here Are the Lyrics to Rich the Kid's 'New Freezer', Feat. Kendrick Lamar". Billboard. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  6. ^ "Lil Wayne's 'Dedication 6' Features Jay-Z And Kendrick Lamar Samples". Uproxx. December 26, 2017. Retrieved June 6, 2018.
  7. ^ "Rich the Kid Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  8. ^ "Rich the Kid Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  9. ^ "Rich the Kid Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
  10. ^ "Rich the Kid Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  11. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs – Year-End 2018". Billboard. Retrieved August 28, 2019.
  12. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Rich The Kid – New Freezer". Music Canada. Retrieved October 27, 2021.
  13. ^ "American single certifications – Rich The Kid – New Freezer". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  14. ^ "Top 40-Rhythmic Future Releases". All Access. Archived from the original on November 11, 2017.

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