Lil Jon is back with a follow up to his 2013 chart-topping smash “Turn Down For What” with an absolute summer crunk banger. “Bend Ova” brings Lil Jon into the club and on the festival main stage once again and this time with rapper friend Tyga, rocking over a bonafide ratchet instrumental produced by Australia’s DJ Kronic. Like Jon’s collaboration with DJ Snake did this time last summer, this track has been circling in DJ circles so you might have already heard it by now—if you haven’t, you probably will very soon.
A collaboration between Lil Jon and a producer of EDM flavor is hardly a surprise, but the addition of Tyga is in some ways a bit puzzling. Tyga has certainly turned into a club favorite in hip-hop circles as his particularly raunchy lyrics and collaborations with the likes of DJ Mustard have garnered mass radio play, but him hopping on a track of such EDM flavor seems like a big moment already. It’s a rap record with distinct electro textures influenced by the current Melbourne bounce sound and a twerk rhythm. On top of that, just two days ago DJ Kronic dropped a fire mix for LA’s Power 105 that included a host of EDM bootlegs, original tracks, choice top 40 and rap cuts, and a slew of bangers of the likes of up-and comers, Party Favor, D!RTY AUD!O, and Meaux Green alongside established stars Skrillex, Diplo, and David Guetta.
As for this record? The only question even not so much IF it will be a crossover smash, but just how high this thing will fly. Either way, expect a flood of remixes and freestyles over this for the next long while. No word on when it will be released officially, but it has been signed to Epic. Hold tight.