Whenever Jermaine Dupri links up with someone these days, I think it’s random as hell.
Growing up, I thought Jermaine Dupri was the Wal-Mart version of Puff Daddy. He talked all over the tracks just like Puff and was definitely considered a super producer. While he hasn’t quite dropped a ton of music in the last ten years, these past couple of months, he has been pretty active. Not only was JD a part of one of dvsn’s singles, but he also dropped a joint project with Curren$y. Today, he returned to the music scene with a new single called “Pick It Up” with Jacquees.
“Pick It Up” sounds outdated in the most glorious way possible. In the song, which is powered by this basic, uptempo, old-school-sounding hip-hop beat that would make you want to breakdance, we get passionate vocals, confrontational lyrics, and carefree vibes out of Jacquees. We also get a brief rap verse from Jermaine Dupri that I think completes s**t. Both artists talk about turning their chicks into receptive ChatGPTs that do what they want them to do.
Back in the ’90s, we heard numerous songs that sounded like this…
Quincy is the creator of Ratings Game Music. He loves writing about music, taking long walks on beaches, and spaghetti that fights him back.