The Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla Sign-assisted track was previewed back in September on Jason’s Instagram page. The 27-year-old singer shared a snippet of the song with a caption that read “dopest track ever,” and later dished about his decision to team up with Nicki and Ty.
"It's one that kind of made sense. I never believe in forcing a collaboration,” he told Billboard on the Grammys red carpet. “You know, I'm a fan of both of theirs and I thought that they fit the track perfectly. It's one of those ones that'll get you up and doing your thing. I feel like it's gonna stick out on the radio. There's nothing that sounds like it."
“Swalla” definitely has potential. Though there’s a lot going on in the song, the electronic-infused Carribean sound is expected to get a lot of love in the dance clubs. Both Jason and Ty handle their verses nicely, but Nicki is definitely the star.
“When I'm poppin' them bananas, we don't link chimps for that,” she raps before throwing shade at another female artist (Remy Ma, perhaps?). “I gave these bitches two years, now your time's up/Bless her heart, she throwing shots but every line sucks/I'm in that cherry red foreign with the brown guts/My shit slappin' like dude did Lebron nuts.” That last line she was particularly proud of:
You can listen to the Ricky Reed-produced track via iTunes and Apple Music or below via Spotify.