Skrillex and Rick Ross Squad Up for New Collaboration, “Purple Lamborghini”

The track premiered earlier today on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show.
July 21, 2016, 7:05pm
Photo via Skrillex's Facebook

Ahead of the August 5 release of highly-anticipated DC Comics film Suicide Squad, Skrillex and Rick Ross have released their new collaboration from the soundtrack, "Purple Lamborghini."

The track premiered earlier today via Zane Lowe's radio show on Beats 1. At just over three and a half minutes long, it's a hi-hat-filled explosion of Rick Ross's mean-mugging, robust bars fueled by Skrillex's maximalist, booming production. Of course, it wouldn't be a Rick Ross song without his obligatory "Rozay" drop, but the producer tosses in a throwback tag of his own with "My name is Skrillex."

Though he made his name in the dance world with dubstep (and before that, as the screamo band frontman of From First To Last), Skrillex is cementing his status as a go-to producer for mainstream artists. While saturating Top 40 stations everywhere with the wonky pop sounds of his multiple Justin Bieber collaborations, both solo and as half of Jack Ü, he's applied his bass-focused aesthetic to the rap realm, producing tracks for The Game, Vic Mensa, and M.I.A.

The music video for "Purple Lamborghini" is still yet to come, but it's as highly anticipated as the track itself, thanks to what seems to be confirmed rumors that one of Suicide Squad's characters, The Joker (played by Jared Leto), will appear. "He came up and it just brought another type of energy to the set," Ross told Lowe during the premiere. "He most definitely brought the Suicide Squad."

Until that drops, listen to the track below.