Jay Sean Featuring Nicki Minaj, "2012 (It Ain’t the End)"

70 Billboard Rating

If the world ends in two years, Jay Sean will make sure we all go out dancing. The U.K. artist parties like it's 2012 on the lead single from his upcoming album, "Freeze Time." Sean reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with last year's "Down," and here he returns with more smooth, synth-driven rhythms and catchy melodies, along with a cameo from labelmate Nicki Minaj that all but ensures mass appeal. The Young Money queen, who seems to have the Midas touch with her guest features of late, decorates the track with swagger as she spits, "Days of our lives/You wink it, goes by/So we'll just get it with no edits/And anything goes, so no time for closed minds." Dancing in anticipation of an imminent apocalypse hasn't felt this good since 1999

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