by Andria Lisle
Make that sing-a-long chorus, "I love stacking dough," or "I love smoking 'dro."
Yes, Memphis gangsta rapper Yo Gotti channels Joan Jett and the Blackhearts' circa-1981 hit "I Love Rock 'N Roll" (which was actually a cover of a 1975 tune penned by British group the Arrows and produced by Mickie Most) for his soon-to-be-released collaboration with local hard rockers Saliva, as heard in the video below. Fast-forward to 1:15 to hear the track.
Last year, Gotti slyly co-opted Prince's crossover anthem "Purple Rain," originally released in 1984, for his underground hit "Pure Cocaine." "I only wanted 2 see u laughing in the purple rain" became "All I ever served out in these streets is pure cocaine," when Gotti reinvented the spiritual power ballad as a tongue-in-cheek paean to his drug-slinging youth. Hear Gotti's version below: