Late last year during the Billboard Music Awards, Diplo made an announcement that Major Lazer would be releasing a new monster single featuring PARTYNEXTDOOR and Nicki Minaj. Well, after several teasers, the song has finally arrived. Titled “Run Up,” the island-flavored cut finds the OVO singer/songwriter taking the lead as rap’s Pink Princess tops it off with some clever wordplay. A video will also be accompanying the single in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.
Here are Diplo’s comments on the record:
“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.”