Skrillex and Rick Ross Show No Mercy on Their ‘Suicide Squad’ Collaboration "Purple Lamborghini"
Skrillex and Rick Ross finally share their joint track, “Purple Lamborghini,” off the hotly-anticipated Suicide Squad soundtrack out August 5.
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Skrillex has teased his collaboration with Rick Ross before, but today the song premiered on Beats1 as part of the Suicide Squadsoundtrack.
The song finds Skrillex dipping into his arsenal of electronic production, grinding and crunching industrial percussion with street-slick production. Rozay shows no mercy, rapping over the bombastic beats with a relentless urgency, all the while making good use of his signature "Huhs" to keep the whole thing extremely hype. Word is the track will appear in the movie in a very *key* scene.
According to Skrillex, the whole thing came together as a twist of fate thanks to a chance meeting with a Warner Bros. executive on a flight. The next day, he saw the Suicide Squad trailer and was set on contributing a song. "They wanted me to collaborate with someone on it so I called Rick Ross right away and the rest is history," he told Zane Lowe.
When Zane asked Ross if he hesitated at all after that Skrillex, he said not at all. "All I thought was explosives. Once Skrillex described to me the energy he was looking for and his vision for the record, I told him to send me the music. As soon as he sent me the music, I went straight into the lab."
The result is practically maniacal in its delivery, with ruthless explosions ripping the whole thing open so hard that Zane could barely get through his interview without interrupting Skrillex or Ross to spin the track six times in a row. As Ross put it, the whole thing is "far from generic." The pair have also cooked up a "cinematic" (Ross’ words) video that features both guys along with Jared Leto as his Suicide Squad character, The Joker.
This isn’t the last we’ll hear of a Skrillex and Rozay collaboration either as Ross revealed to Zane he will definitely be getting Skrillex involved on his new album that he is planning to drop at the end of this year.
The Suicide Squad soundtrack is stacked with top-shelf talent including the previously released "Sucker for Pain" featuring Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, and Imagine Dragons with Logic, Ty Dolla $ign and featuring X Ambassadors—and that’s just one song. Kehlani, Kevin Gates, Action Bronson, The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, Eminem, Grimes, and more round out the insane soundtrack.
"Purple Lamborghini" will officially drop July 22, but you can listen to it below or pre-order the soundtrack to get the track instantly when it goes on sale tomorrow. Also, look out for the track’s video and the entire Suicide Squad soundtrack to drop August 5, the same day the movie arrives in theaters.
.@rickyrozay and I made a song and r gona play it for the 1st time w @zanelowe rn on @Beats1 https://t.co/kmOZG1qVss pic.twitter.com/DQ8yrUT0zW