Following in the tradition of fellow production star Kanye West, [artist id="1161216"]Swizz Beatz[/artist] has conjured up Monster Mondays to dole out free joints on the Web featuring some of his celebrity pals. His latest offering, “Ass on the Floor,” corrals [artist id="3217246"]Diddy-Dirty Money[/artist] into the mix for a slickly atmospheric dance-floor-filler.
Reinvigorating the rapid-fire drums made famous by Major Lazer’s 2009 party must-have “Pon De Floor,” Swizzy adds the spacey sheen of synth chords as the Dirty Money ladies croon about drowning their sorrows over a frustratingly volatile relationship.
“You’re the love of my life/ But you hurt my heart twice/ Now I’m drunker than a motherf—– / Trying to find my way back to your heart you motherf—–,” Kalenna sings.
Production duties aside, Swizzy plays hypeman, commanding the lovelorn souls to forget the drama and “get ya ass on the floor/ Them haters can’t tell you nothing!”
The track’s amped-up rhythm is somewhat at odds with the melancholy lyrics, as Diddy also laments potent heartbreak in his verse.
“That love’s gon’ get ya, motherf—– / Smoke weed, listening to Sade/ I left my pain in Paris/ Why can’t you see sh– my way?” Diddy spits.
The vibe of the song definitely stays on track with the naked emotion the Bad Boy mogul promised on the trio’s long-delayed effort, Last Train to Paris.
“One of the things we’re trying to represent is emotion,” Diddy told MTV News last year. “Not being afraid to show emotion on record. A lot of records out right now — no disrespect to them, but they’re all surface. It’s about what people have or a dance. All our records are gonna be about love, feelings and emotion. Last Train to Paris is a love story and the most vulnerable album I’ve ever been involved in. It’s raw emotion — you get a feeling, a vibe.”
In addition to his Monster Mondays series, Swizzy has been staying busy in the studio and recently previewed some joints from his upcoming Haute Living album on Ustream. Tracks included a thumping midtempo banger featuring Chris Brown, and another song boasting the breathy vocals of his new wife Alicia Keys .
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