Vice Bends Genres on 'Steady 1234' With Jasmine Thompson & Skizzy Mars: Exclusive

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A scene from the lyric video for Vice's "Steady 1234" featuring Jasmine Thompson and Skizzy Mars.

Inspiration strikes in the wildest places. Just ask Vice.

“The power of the internet is amazing,” the DJ/producer says. “I randomly came across this sample on and knew instantly I had to do something big with it. Thought it would be the perfect opportunity to work with Jasmine Thompson who had been killing it on Youtube and in true genre-bender fashion, throw in Skizzy Mars to give 'Steady 1234' some edge.”

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There's a tropical undertone to the whole thing with trap textures cleverly wrapped around Skizzy's words and a chorus that bursts with flavor. Thompson breathes unrequited whispers over the playful beat while Mars acts the part of the careless and far-away would-be lover. The lyric video lays it all out before bright images of Las Vegas and South Beach.

“I was so excited when Vice sent me the record,” Thompson says. “ The chorus is so much fun to sing along to, so I thought it was better to leave the original and put a bit of me into the song by adding in new verses. I’ve also always wanted to collaborate with Skizzy Mars. He’s one of the best young rappers right now and I can’t wait to perform this song with him.” 

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"I've been a big fan of Vice for a while – Innovative sounds,” Mars continues. “When I heard the track, I thought it was creative and Jasmine's vocals really made it a banger.  I think it's diverse.  Could be a club banger, could be one to cruise down the highway in the car with.  Was a pleasure to add my little piece.  Proud of the verse and how the record came out."

Check it out ahead of its official Sept. 30 release.