Jay Sean knows how to keep it in the family. The Cash Money family, that is. He has worked with its heavy hitters Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj and can now add Tyga to his roster of A-list collabos. The labelmates have teamed up for the seductively titled track “Sex 101″ off Jay’s latest studio album, Worth It All.
“One of the first things I noticed when I joined Cash Money was that they don’t work with just anyone, they really don’t,” the pop crooner told MTV News, expressing gratitude for the support he has received from his extended family. Before Nicki Minaj catapulted to stardom, she jumped on his song “2012,” as Wayne did with “Down,” the club banger that broke the U.K. artist into the U.S. market.
It seems it was that communal energy that drew Jay Sean to Cash Money in the first place. “That family thing — working with people, talking to people, doing business with people that they can only vibe with is just how they operate,” he explained. “That’s why Baby [Cash Money co-founder Bryan Williams] will call me every other day just to check up on me and see how I’m doing.”
Although he doesn’t want to be defined by his collaborations, working with Tyga was a natural fit for Jay. “Tyga’s the next to blow from Young Money. Everyone knows Tyga’s the next hot thing.” So it didn’t take much for him to hit up his longtime supporter and friend to appear on “Sex 101.” “I realized from an early stage how dope he was as an MC,” Jay said about the “Rack City” rapper.
The R&B single is featured on Jay’s mixtape The Mistress and will be reproduced and reworked as a single and video off his forthcoming album, Worth It All. Jay Sean’s newest single, “I’m All Yours” featuring Pitbull is set for release on May 29th.