Music producing trio Major Lazer has kicked off their 2017 the right way; with the release of a hot new single from their upcoming album, Music Is the Weapon. “Run Up” features a stuttering moombahton beat by Diplo, Jilliionaire and Walshy Fire, the laid back flows of Canadian hip-hopper from PARTYNEXTDOOR and one of the tightest guest verses Nicki Minaj has dropped in a long while. Given how great both MCs sound rapping over a Major Lazer, it’d be great if future collaborations are in the offering. “Run Up” is available for sale and stream right now.
While Major Lazer has experienced a great deal of success since their founding in 2009, 2016 was a career year for the group. In Nov., their 2015 single “Lean On” became Spotify’s second most popular song ever with nearly a billion streams since its release. Additionally, the trio’s Justin Bieber and MØ collaboration “Cold Water” was certified triple platinum in Australia, Canada, Italy and the United States.
Music Is the Weapon is due out later this month.