Major Lazer & Nicki Minaj Announce ‘Run Up’
Well, it’s been on the cards for a while, but now Major Lazer, Nicki Minaj, and PARTYNEXTDOOR have finally released their highly anticipated collaboration.
The song is called ‘Run Up’, and is the second single on the forthcoming album from Major Lazer – ‘Music Is The Weapon’. All in all, it’s actually a pretty calm record in comparison to some of the stuff we’re used to hearing from the group, but the collaboration is smart, and fits together very well indeed.
We certainly give it our approval, but don’t take it from us, here is what Diplo himself had to say:
“This record got kinda like an Afro Beat kinda vibe to it. Something like Nigerian or from South Africa. It started out like kind of a reggae record, we just built it up and it’s an infectious dance song… I tried to get Nicki to do records with us for a couple years now. We happened to find the right one that made sense for her. She’s inspiring man, it’s crazy. I’ve never had an artist be so disciplined on cutting a song like this. She wrote sixteen different verses for this song.”
You can listen to ‘Run Up’ below and see what you think.