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Major Lazer Lets Nicki Minaj and PartyNextDoor Bring Legitimate Heat to "Run Up"

Mississauga has finally made it.

by Phil Witmer
Jan 26 2017, 5:25pm

Major Lazer have dropped yet another new song off their upcoming Music Is the Weapon album and this one might be the killer app (tech terms don't translate well to music). "Run Up" features Nicki Minaj and PartyNextDoor flexing their Caribbean heritages, as they should.

While Nicki's dizzying, code-switching verse is one of her best in a bit, Party has never sounded this breezy. Diplo and co.'s sunny palette is miles away from PND's (still brilliant) dark and brooding self-production, and the new territory is welcome. His hometown of Mississauga, Ontario hasn't had a moment this year and this is probably it. Listen to "Run Up" below.

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Phil is not the Saugod, but maybe a Sau-demigod? He's on Twitter.