Ralo is gearing up to release his Diary of the Streets II project on Aug. 30, and Tuesday turns the anticipation for it all the way up with a huge collaboration as the Atlanta rapper links up with Young Thug, Lil Uzi Vert, and 21 Savage for "Flexing on Purpose." The union of these four should fall in line with his plan to "bring back quality street music one more time and feed the streets what they're missing," and Ralo shared how he made it happen.
"The song came together at Young Thug video shoot for 'Big Racks.' Thug asked me to be in the video and Lil Uzi was on the song," Ralo explained to Complex via email. "I've known Thug for years, growing up in Atlanta and we reconnected on the music tip. Thug introduced me to Lil Uzi and we chopped it about doing a record."
"I connected with 21 through Shy Glizzy," he continued. "When Shy comes to Atlanta he'll come to my crib. One day he brought 21 Savage through and the rest is history."
Ralo also broke down Famerica, and it's worth noting given his positive approach. "Famerica holds a lot of meaning and it represents: Family, Loyalty, Making it out the struggle, and most importantly bring family back to America in a positive light."
Bump "Flexing on Purpose" below and be on the lookout for Ralo's Diary of the Streets II to drop Aug. 30. You can also stream the first installment here.