Lil Nas X Drops "Lean On My Body" 2 Years After Teasing It

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Lil Nas X's latest single lives up to the hype.

Lil Nas X has one of the most dedicated fanbases in hip-hop. The rapper has a talent for connecting with listeners on social media, which often leads to him teasing unreleased music. He previewed a song called "Lean On My Body" on March 22, 2022 via TikTok, but the full version never came out. Until now, that is. Lil Nas X has finally released "Lean On My Body," and it delivers on the hype of being one of the rapper's most sought-after snippets.

"Lean On My Body" is produced by Take a Daytrip and Jasper Harris. The former duo has a stellar track record with Lil Nas X, producing the smash singles "Industry Baby" and "Montero." The new song falls in line with these earlier singles, courtesy of a bubbly instrumental and a catchy melody. The rapper evokes Christianity in his verses, which was done to controversial effect in his last single, "J CHRIST." The chorus doubles down on the Christian aesthetic, dishing out vocal runs reminiscent of a gospel choir. "Lean on my body, Lord," X sings. "Bring blessings on my soul. And when the war is over, see it's time to tell the world the war is won."

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"Lean On My Body" falls in line with Lil Nas X's new era. He's ramped up the provocation in the rollout for his upcoming album, NASARATI 2, and the track's exploration of sin and spiritual support make it a shoe-in for the tracklist. "Lean On My Body" even drops the name of the album in the line "It's mine, n***a, R.I.P. to Lil' Hummer / Nasarati, we up."

What are your thoughts on this brand-new song, "Lean On My Body" by Lil Nas X? Does the full version live up to the hype generated by the snippet? Are you excited to hear X's second album? Do you think it will top his debut? We want to hear what you have to say, so be sure to leave your takes in the comments section. Additionally, always keep it locked in with HNHH for all of the latest news on Lil Nas X. Finally, stay with us for the most informative song posts throughout the week.

Quotable Lyrics:

You know I love you, so I say this s**t with love
But please tell your fans they need to shut the f**k up
I'm doing real s**t, some never-worry-'bout-a-bill s**t
Some build a house on the hill, s**t
The money's gravy, it's coming crazy
My big sis just had another baby, popped 'em out the labia

About The Author
Danilo is a writer based out of San Diego. He graduated from the Art Institute of Tucson with a B.A. in digital media, and has since forged a career as a pop culture journalist. He covered hip-hop for Heavy.com, Rhyme Junkies and PopMatters prior to joining HotNewHipHop.com. Danilo's top five is constantly changing, but Biggie and Slug from Atmosphere remain permanent fixtures. His favorite rap album of all time is "Late Registration" by Kanye West, and that stays the same.