Speaking with Zane Lowe about the newly unveiled track on Apple Music 1, Rocky connected the song to his 2012 hit “Fuckin’ Problems” and revealed that it was written from a perspective of “remorse” about the loss of fellow artists.
“Without preaching too much, I just wanted to touch on something a bit different opposed to just being braggadocious, flamboyant, and just regular rap content for me,” Rocky said. “I just kind of wanted to express myself and tell how I felt without preaching. And I think we can all relate. We all got the same problems.”
As for his new album, which may or may not carry the title Don’t Be Dumb, Rocky reiterated prior comments about it being finished. As fans already know, its release will mark Rocky’s first new full-length offering since 2018’s Testing.
“The new stuff is me being vulnerable, and it’s just no filter, and just where I’m at at my stage,” Rocky told Lowe. “My age and how I see things, my peers, the younger kids, the older cats—it’s just my perspective.”
Elsewhere, Rocky looked ahead to Rihanna’s much-anticipated Super Bowl Halftime Show and opened up about the experience of fatherhood (Rocky and Rihanna welcomed their first child together in May of last year).
According to Rocky, the experience thus far has been a largely “unexplainable” one.
“I’m a member of our club now, like the dad club,” Rocky joked during his talk with Lowe this week. “You see a dad, you see me. … Being outside and working and being creative, it drives more energy for you to obviously to think and soak things up like a sponge now that I’m a dad because I have a whole ‘nother perspective. But it honestly helps you get home to your family and get home to your baby. And I can’t even explain it, man. You come home to heaven every day. I’m so thankful.”
Hear “Same Problems?” below via Spotify and Apple Music. Notably, the track’s release arrives on the eighth anniversary of the death of ASAP Yams.