Fat Joe and Dre are hoping to plug themselves into the race for song of the summer with their latest earworm “Attention” featuring Chris Brown. The summery soundscape is aimed at women salivating for a second chance after initially playing hard-to-get.
Instead of being aroused by the idea of redemption, Joe scoffs at women vying for his attention. “Ever since I put that ass in detention/You were showing ass on the crack for attention,” Joe raps. Brown then delivers the knock-out blow with a sticky hook directed at his female opportunists. “Now, you’re calling me for attention, fiending for attention/say you’re looking for that action, get my name all in your mentions/Oh, now you’re coming to your senses,” Breezy croons.
Joe and Brown previously tag-teamed on their 2011 hit “Another Round.” According to the rap luminary, nabbing Brown for another round in the studio was simply a no-brainer. “It’s always an honor to work with Chris,” Joe tells Billboard. “He’s just a beautiful talent. Me and Dre said we need Chris on here [and] it would be fire.”
“Attention” will live on Joe and Dre’s forthcoming collaborative project. So far this year, the duo have connected on several tracks including “Pick It Up” and their Big Sean-assisted record “Momma.”
Listen to “Attention” below.