21 and Tyler deliver showy rhymes over Pharrell’s million-dollar instrumental on the money-making tune, which features a hook that will stay in your brain all summer. “Money turned me into an asshole / I ain’t gon’ lie, I was used to being poor,” spits 21 in his verse, while Tyler goes braggadocio, revealing how he turned down a whopping $2.5 million gig (“I declined because the stage didn’t match my ethos”).
Pharrell spoke about the collab during an interview with Apple Music. “I knew the track was aggressive, and it doesn’t let up,” he said. “So it’s like those are the two. It’s like letting two pit bulls loose. Ravenous. Two ravenous wolves… Tyler went crazy. He had done that verse before he put his last album out.”
And there’s a chance that there’ll be even more music in the near future. “I miss it. That’s probably the most I can say,” said The Neptunes hitmaker. “I don’t know if you could tell, just based off of everything that’s been happening. Just, I miss it, Pusha, Jack, Kendrick, this. I’m excited.”
The song is released in advance of Pharrell’s Something in the Water festival, which will take place in Washington, D.C. on Juneteenth weekend (June 17-19) and will be streamed live on Amazon Music.