King of Diamonds is one of the most known strip clubs to the Hip-Hop community. Everyone from Lil Wayne to Rick Ross go there and throw out ridiculous amounts of money. It‚Äôs also the spot that Kirko Bangz references in the hook of ¬†his newest single, ‚ÄúThat Pole.‚ÄĚ Taking a different stance than his usual songs about stripping and dancing, Kirko took some time out of his day to talk to Sermon‚Äôs Domain about the creation of the song in our The Art Of Storytelling series.
‚ÄúThe idea behind ‚ÄúThat Pole,‚ÄĚ it‚Äôs funny, you hear a lot of strip club songs where it‚Äôs just like straight to the point. You know, you hit the pole, you bounce ya ass, make it clap, shit like that. We wanted to bring another light to it. You got girls that go to school, go to church, working a couple jobs and at the end of the day she still living life on the edge. She still in love with that pole. Like, she still want to dance and get that money just like any other female would.
‚ÄúNowadays, I don‚Äôt want to say it‚Äôs a trend, it‚Äôs more of a way of life just like some niggas rapping. Some women wake up and just strip. That‚Äôs just what it is, I just wanted to bring another light to it and put my take on how I view the lifestyle of girls that‚Äôs in the clubs and give them something to rock to.
‚ÄúNah [there wasn‚Äôt any particular moment that inspired the record], I was with this female, we stopped talking and then she turned into a little stripper. A lot of my songs have to do with talking about girls that are stripping, but they were on the other tip. That ‚Äėwhy you in the club?‚Äô type shit. We was like, ‚Äėfuck it, let‚Äôs switch it up. Let‚Äôs glorify it and give ‚Äėem something to dance to. So, that‚Äôs how we came at it like that.
‚ÄúI believe this is going to be a hit. I don‚Äôt know if it‚Äôs going to be a single, though. We put it on the internet and the fans were liking it within 30 minutes, so I think it‚Äôs doing good. Just something to keep the momentum and buzz going and the girls jamming.‚ÄĚ