Jaden Smith is Ballin' Like Goku in New Hip-Hop Track
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Kanye West might be all about Akira but music artist and actor Jaden Smith's favorite is Dragon Ball's Goku. Just this week, Smith released a new song named after Akira Toriyama's hero.
The track includes the line "I'm ballin', I feel like I'm Goku" and the promotional image for the single shows Smith standing in Tokyo's otaku hub Akihabara. If you listen closely, the song also samples a scream effect reminiscent of Goku's intense yell when he turns Super Saiyan.
Dragon Ball is a huge influence among hip-hop artists. Artists like the Wu-Tang Clan's RZA, Young Thug, Big Sean, J-Live, Young Jeezy, Soulja Boy, Waka Flocka Flame, Childish Gambino, Frank Ocean, Logic, Chance the Rapper, and more have proclaimed themselves fans of the series, sampled tracks from the anime, or made direct reference to characters in their own songs.