The rapper's new song has an all-star list of collaborators that include Weezy, the Harajuku Barbie, Rick Ross and 2 Chainz.
New York rap producer Swizz Beatz got some help from Hot 97's Funkmaster Flex in premiering his new song "Hands Up", and it was just fitting for the record producer to team up with hip-hop radio pioneer on the debut since his new track turned out to be a massive collaboration. It features four of hip-hop's A-listers, Nicki MInaj, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz, dropping verses while Swizz Beatz handles the hook.
Weezy kicks off the verses, acknowledging Beatz's hip-hop greatness with, "Swizz this beat is a beast" and name-dropping his superstar wife Alicia Keys along with it. Meanwhile, Minaj reasserts her reign with, "Ayo pass the crown to the real queen," then "I'm a mogul, yes I am global/ I don't do Barnes but yes I am noble/ Every interview yes I am their focal, point..I'm in da mansion, flossing, clickin' cable."
Maybach Music Group mogul Ross delivers the hip-hop lifestyle rundown, from his Cherokee to his Bugatti and down to his Rolls Royce, the jewels and the "hundred grand." Chainz rounds it up, commanding the ladies with, "Let me see you pat your weave if you ratchet."
As for the overall production, the song's beat especially the female vocals in the hook are quite reminiscent of "New Day", a track that Beatz produced for Keys' fifth studio album "Girl on Fire".