Major Lazer released yesterday the second single of their new album ‘Music Is The Weapon’. The new track is titled ‘Run Up’ and represents perfectly the aim of the new album in mixing different genres and musical cultures. This time with the rap queen and american composer, Nicki Minaj, the group promises to be the center of attention.
In a interview on Beats 1, Diplo, one of the creators and members of the group, talked about the new song and the excellent experience of the collaboration with the 34 years old singer.
“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.”
The long awaited song has finally been released and now you can hear it below: