Polo G Blazes Through Michael Jackson-Sampled “Bad Man (Smooth Criminal)”

This one will be featured on Polo G’s forthcoming deluxe album, “Hall of Fame 2.0.”

BYErika Marie
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He took some time to work on the deluxe edition of his chart-topping album and Polo G has released the first track from the updated version of Hall of Fame. Although we won't receive Hall of Fame 2.0 until December 3, Polo G is kicking things off with his new single, "Bad Man (Smooth Criminal)." He first began teasing this track last week and more recently, fans received a sneak peek into the single's music video.

"Bad Man (Smooth Criminal)" unsurprisingly samples Michael Jackson's megahit "Smooth Criminal," a song from his iconic 1987 album, Bad. Fans will soon watch Polo G perform this one live on his Hall of Fame Tour that jumps back into action next Friday, November 19. The rapper begins in Rhode Island, makes his way to California, and finishes up a handful of dates in the Midwest before heading south to conclude in Georgia.

Stream "Bad Man (Smooth Criminal)" and let us know what you think.

Quotable Lyrics

Smooth criminal, Mike Jack
And I still like to tote a .45 like Mike back
Pull that TEC out just to make a statement
He gon' need a body bag or a night sack
He a b*tch, he'll fold under pressure
I can tell from his posture, man, he ain't really like that

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Erika Marie is a seasoned journalist, editor, and ghostwriter who works predominantly in the fields of music, spirituality, mental health advocacy, and social activism. The Los Angeles editor, storyteller, and activist has been involved in the behind-the-scenes workings of the entertainment industry for nearly two decades. E.M. attempts to write stories that are compelling while remaining informative and respectful. She's an advocate of lyrical witticism & the power of the pen. Favorites: Motown, New Jack Swing, '90s R&B, Hip Hop, Indie Rock, & Punk; Funk, Soul, Harlem Renaissance Jazz greats, and artists who innovate, not simply replicate.