As “Old Town Road” continues to dominate the top spot on the Hot 100 for an eleventh week, Lil Nas X finally shared the first taste of his 7 EP with the highly anticipated “Panini,” which he premiered on Beats 1 just before noon on Thursday (June 20).
The 20-year-old explained to host Zane Lowe that this was the first song he ever did in a real studio. “That was for me it was the first song that I did in like a professional studio,” he said. “‘Old Town Road’ wasn’t done in a professional studio, that’s the thing. It was never even mixed and mastered. Like the song that you hear today, it’s not mixed or mastered. That’s from the $20 I paid the rough mix.”
On the heels of the catchy “Panini,” Nas X will unleash the rest of his long-awaited 7 EP, which actually contains eight tracks. The Columbia Records signee relayed that he’s been working closely with Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, as well as Daytrip, Cunningham, London On Da Track and Boi-1da.
Plus, thanks to a Shazam spoiler, it looks like Cardi B will be featured on the EP’s track “Rodeo.” Cardi previously brought him out to perform “Old Town Road” at Hot 97’s Summer Jam and at her Fashion Nova launch party.
Listen to “Panini” and check out the artwork for the 7 EP below.