Lil Nas X Drops New Song for ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ Sequel: Listen to ‘Here We Go!’

You have the right to remain silent, but you may be tempted to sing along now that Lil Nas X‘s catchy new single “Here We Go!” for Netflix’s upcoming Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F has dropped.


Featuring a prominent sample of the brassy “Axel F” theme song originally written by Harold Faltermeyer, “Here We Go!” finds the 25-year-old rapper flexing his top-dog status over intense bass drums and a trap beat. “And tell them don’t die tryna catch us/ Could go a million miles wouldn’t catch up,” he sings on the track, which arrived Friday (June 28). “Move, tell ’em just move/ Tell ’em just move, move, move.”

“Axel F” was a top five Billboard Hot 100 hit for Faltermeyer in 1985, peaking at No. 3.

Lil Nas X’s first solo release since January’s “Where Do We Go Now?,” the new song will both serve as Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F‘s main theme as well as play over the end credits. The film premieres on Netflix July 3 and marks the Eddie Murphy-led franchise’s fourth installment following Beverly Hills Cop III in 1994.

“It was actually kind of insane,” the “Old Town Road” artist said of being asked to provide the track in a recent sit-down with the Axel F cast. “I was a bit emotional … I’m happy to do it. I hope I’m not slaughtered by people who love the original.”

“Nah, your track is bananas,” Murphy assured him, as captured in a video posted to Netflix’s Instagram.

The actor added, “I’m excited to have some new music and have this brother be the one that’s on it.”

Aside from “Here We Go!,” LNX has so far released the solo single “J Christ” as well as collaborations with Camila Cabello (“He Knows”) and Kevin Abstract (“Tennessee”) in 2024. He hasn’t released an album since his 2021 debut LP Montero, which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200.

The Georgia native also opened up about his new film feature in a since-deleted Instagram post earlier this week, writing: “so excited to release the best song of all time this friday! also sorry I’ve been so scared with my art lately. I’m coming around to myself again. I will make you guys very proud.”

Listen to “Here We Go!” below.

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