From the onset, the Caribbean-driven record finds Derulo and Ty Dolla $ign exchanging flavorful verses. The track is then punctuated by Trinidadian rapper Nicki Minaj. “I gave these b—hes two years, now your time’s up/Bless her heart, she throwing shots but every line sucks,” spits Minaj.
Earlier this month on the Grammys red carpet, Derulo gushed about his star-studded record. “I never believe in forcing a collaboration. You know, I’m a fan of both of theirs and I thought that they fit the track perfectly. It’s one of those ones that’ll get you up and doing your thing. I feel like it’s gonna stick out on the radio. There’s nothing that sounds like it,” he told Billboard.
According to Derulo, a video for “Swalla” has already been shot and will be released soon. “You know we’re from the islands. So, we really took it there and it’s definitely a must-see. As soon as the video comes out, make sure you’re clicking,” he added.
Give Derulo’s “Swalla” a listen below.