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Major Lazer Joins Forces with Nicki Minaj & PARTYNEXTDOOR on "Run Up"

Major Lazer has just released a new single titled “Run Up” featuring vocals from global pop star Nicki Minaj and rising Canadian rapper PARTYNEXTDOOR. And it's clear that "Run Up" is a strong contender to become a HUGE hit for 2017.

Major Lazer brings the usual tropical and dancehall vibes while PARTYNEXTDOOR and Nicki Minaj contribute their own unique hip hop elements, ultimately coming together to make the perfect to cure for the winter time blues.This song is so energetic and refreshing, that while you may be looking outside at snow on the ground, this song will make you feeling like you're spending the day at the beach or just cruising down the highway with your radio on.

Diplo, the prime face of Major Lazer, commented about “Run Up” saying:

“PARTYNEXTDOOR is a good friend of ours. We're always working in LA when he is around and we've cut a lot of music and we really believe in what he does and his style. He came up with a great song. I've always wanted to work with Nicki as well, she's on our short list. Of course this record.....she just vibed with it, she loved the feeling and timing was right so we got her on it. So hopefully we can do a lot more with her next time, we've traded some music back and forth so hopefully we got some of that done.”

“Run Up” is follows up to Major Lazer’s last massive release, “Cold Water” which featured hot vocals from Justin Bieber and Danish songstress . “Cold Water” became and instant hit, debuting at #2 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in the U.S. as well as reaching #1 in several other countries. As the anthem of the summer, "Cold Water" was played on millions of radio stations worldwide and reached over 600 million views on YouTube. What better way to celebrate the enormous success of a song release than to create a follow-up single that continues to capture the same fun-loving energy?

Cover photo courtesy of Pitchfork