Major Lazer – “Run Up” (Feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR & Nicki Minaj)
The rise of the producer as a lead artist continues: Major Lazer are back with another aspiring blockbuster single. “Run Up” sets PARTYNEXTDOOR’s singing and Nicki Minaj’s rapping against some of that low-key electronic island music Diplo, Jillionaire, and Walshy Fire helped to popularize. PARTYNEXTDOOR already has a “One Dance”-core hit on rap and R&B stations with “Not Nice,” but “Run Up,” which could be mistaken for a new Justin Bieber single, will likely help him make the jump to the pop format. Meanwhile Minaj’s verse finds her in full promo mode for LP4, dropping unfortunately timely Monica Lewinsky references along the way. Listen below.