Major Lazer taps Minaj and PARTYNEXTDOOR on their latest single.
For months Major Lazer have teased their highly-anticipated single "Run Up", and now the song has finally premiered and it was definitely worth the wait.
"Run Up" shows Major Lazer exploring more of their dancehall sound, and the addition of two island artists makes the song a certified banger. PARTYNEXTDOOR carries a majority of the track until Minaj comes in after the second chorus to give us a killer verse.
At the 2016 American Music Awards, Diplo announced "Run Up" with would drop officially in 2017 with the aid of Nicki Minaj and PARTYNEXTDOOR. The song was originally set to premiere during the first week of January, but Diplo revealed in a recent interview that they were waiting to add Nicki's verse to complete the song.
This tho 🎀OMAHGAHHHH>>>>🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥fave this - love this 😍💟🎀🙌🏽. Dont Griselda go off?????? ✅😬😬✅✅✅ Pretty girls, let your light shine bright!!!!!
— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) December 14, 2016
This is the first song from Nicki since her separation from Meek Mill and it's quite obvious the breakup did not affect her pen game at all. She references Hillary Clinton and teases her upcoming fourth album (!!!). In fact, she's giving us Pink Friday vibes with the various flows and voices on this track.
"Run Up" is one of the first major releases of 2017 and it won't be surprising to see it shoot up the charts with its catchy beat and hook. The song will be on the group's upcoming album Music Is the Weapon due later this year. The album is expected to feature Usher, Sam Hunt, Travis Scott and more.
Listen to "Run Up" below via Apple Music.