Jermaine Dupri has finally delivered the star-studded single he’s been teasing with nelly, ashantiand juicy ja reinvention of a ’90s R&B favorite.
Released on Friday (February 9), “This Lil’ Game We Play” features a subdued, tantalizing sample of Subway and 702’s classic Motown single of the same name from 1994.
While the original version of the track relies more on mesmerizing downtempo R&B, Jermaine Dupri’s version adds breakdown rhythms, shaking hi-hats, and jump-inducing bass kicks.
With less than a week until Valentine’s Day, the Atlanta mogul-produced reworking is tinged with romance and lust, and finds Nelly and Ashanti singing, going back and forth as they exchange love bars.
Capturing the adrenaline in breakbeats, the first Three 6 mafia The member’s verse is electric, stupefied by the woman in front of him, leaving him speechless aside from a whirlwind of yearning lyrics.
Check out the new version of “This Lil’ Game We Play” below.
Dupri has been teasing “This Lil’ Game We Play” since November 28th. In a since-deleted Instagram post, he alluded, “Even though we’re talking about double dutch, this is a NEW RECORD ALERT!!” She continued, “I have @nelly @ashanti and @juicyj on the way!!”
Last month a fragment of the new song was leaked again. with a video featuring Nelly, Juicy J, Ashanti and Jermaine Dupri all together in the studio on January 3rd..
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This new release on So So Def Recordings and Mass Appeal comes just days after the R&B producer signs a deal with Create Music Group.
Dupri will step down as CEO of So So Def and assume the role of President and Founder, while also assuming the role of Creative Director of Create Music.
The new agreement between the two companies will transfer publishing, recording and back catalog from So So Def Recordings to Create Music Group.
The measurement was carried out by the Life in 1472 rapper to continue managing artists, finding new talent and producing more singles, as evidenced by his exciting new album, “This Lil’ Game We Play.”