D.C.’s Fat Trel Covers ‘Broccoli,’ Because Why Not

By Joe Warminsky

Fat Trel has "Broccoli" stuck in his teeth.
Fat Trel has "Broccoli" stuck in his teeth.

The chipper, profane rap hit “Broccoli” by D.R.A.M. and Lil Yachty has spawned a steady stream of remixes. That blocky piano riff is a blank slate, really — blank enough that D.C. rapper Fat Trel, aka The Fat Fool, says “I never heard this song but I’mma still do it” before sauntering into his own (and equally profane) cover version. (He blames it all on his manager, who apparently “pops pills” to the track.)

It’s hardly the first time Trel has allowed his flow to get fully melodic over a piano loop — the long-ago “Benning Road” remains a touchstone. The two-minute “Broccoli” takeout follows his SDMG 2 mixtape from the summer, and he’s been ramping up to an album on major-label Maybach Music Group, allegedly titled Global Gleetchi.

Warning: explicit lyrics