Mura Masa and Desiigner are vying for a feel-good summer smash with "All Around the World," which premieres tomorrow.
Hip-hop is starting to take notice of the young producer and DJ known as Mura Masa, who hails from the small island of Guernsey, situated between France and the UK. Last fall, he got A$AP Rocky to rap on "Love$ick" -- the 2015 track that stands as his biggest hit, and he released the collaboration as an official single. It turns out that Masa's next single also features a prominent New York rapper. "All Around the World," a collab with GOOD Music's Desiigner, premieres tomorrow (May 15) on BBC Radio 1.
It appears that "All Around the World" will come with a music video, too. As was the case November's "Love$ick" video, though, the "All Around the World" visual looks to be a short film of sorts -- one that doesn't involve Mura or any of the song's collaborators.
Mura makes the type of tropical house beats that have decidedly become a part of the hip-hop palette for Summer '17 -- think some of the More Life tracks and all of the all-star collabs that Calvin Harris has recently put together. (Though, for my money, Mura's steel percussion work and island rhythms are more adventurous than what Harris has been producing). Going off the 12-second snippet Mura shared on Twitter, "All Around the World" sounds like another summer hit, especially as it comes with plenty of flutes -- hip-hop's new favorite instrument.
We haven't heard Desiigner on an instrumental like this, and there is no sign of his voice in the early snippet. It will be fascinating to hear how he shows up. "All Around the World" will be premiered by Radio 1's MistaJam tomorrow at 7 p.m. in the UK; that's 2 p.m. for those of us across the pond on the East Coast.
"All Around the World" will end up on Mura Masa's self-titled debut album, which is due out on July 14.