Nicki Minaj and Major Lazer Unveil Collaboration, "Run Up"

Nicki Minaj and Major Lazer Unveil Collaboration, "Run Up"

Listen to the highly anticipated collab.

Listen to the highly anticipated collab.

Text: Jake Viswanath

Following a good few months of hype and teasing, Major Lazer has finally released their collaboration with Nicki Minaj and PARTYNEXTDOOR. “Run Up” is a somewhat softer take on the average Major Lazer banger, but its irresistible hooks and the trio’s signature Caribbean-inspired grooves ensure that this will still be a reliable club pleaser this year.

Rapper PARTYNEXTDOOR takes control of the track with his smooth vocals and catchy hooks, but it’s the Head Barbie who ends up stealing the show with her show-stopping verse. She also provides the most juicy tidbit of the song, teasing “‘bout to drop an album, this my fourth.” Could this be a teaser of what’s to come?

“It’s always important for us to work with people who are on the same wave,” Diplo said in a statement. “Nicki and Party really helped bring us the classic Major Lazer style to create this perfect party record.” His bandmate Walshy Fire added, “Major Lazer is all about making the world smaller by making the party bigger. This felt like the perfect song to start off 2017.”

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