Weeks after Starlito and Post Malone were involved in a Twitter spat over Malone’s “White Iverson” track, Starlito is back with “Black John Stockton,” an idea he toyed with in a HipHopDX interview last month. The Nashville, Tennessee rapper found Malone’s Stoney single to be a loose example of cultural appropriation.
“I thought it was a little bit exploitive,” Lito said. “On a lot of cultural levels. That’s what I thought and felt. I had an opinion about that record. I had just met the Sauce Twinz and they were the only people in the world that I had heard use [saucin’]. I was kind of taken back by it because it was a big record and I was like, ‘Damn, that’s they shit.’ Then, like, ‘White Iverson?’ I don’t think I could make a ‘Black John Stockton’ record.'”
The cover art clearly takes direct aim at Malone, and portrays the New York rapper in blackface wearing Stockton’s Utah Jazz jersey. Lyrically, the mellow offering doesn’t mention Malone and aside from the cover art, fails to fall into the diss track category.
Malone hasn’t addressed it specifically, but did send out a curious tweet after the song dropped that read: “Y’all worried about the wrong things.”
y'all worried about the wrong things
— Beerbongs & Bentleys (@PostMalone) June 16, 2017
Check out the track below and tweet above.