Logic & Joey Bada$$' New Collab Will Make You Want To “Shimmy”: Stream
We've heard impressive work from Logic over the years, but none finds the 33-year-old sounding as confident as his latest release, College Park. The 17-track effort is his first work as an officially independent artist, marking an exciting new beginning for his career. It tells the story of the year he spent living in Big Lenbo's basement, chronicling plenty of hilarious misadventures and thoughtful emotions.
Plenty of guest features appear throughout the tracklist, including Lucy Rose on the previously released “Wake Up.” Another comes from Joey Bada$$, who shows out on the second verse of “Shimmy” after Logic drops impressive bars of his own. It marks the first time the two lyricists linked up, and after already finding so much success, it certainly won't be the last.
Joey Bada$$ Joins Logic on “Shimmy” from College Park
Over production by 6ix and Soundtrakk, the Maryland native sets the mood with a catchy chorus before getting braggadocios on the first verse. “F*ck how you feel, I'm breakin' the seal / Just got out my deal, I'm keepin' it real,” he begins, obviously happy to have parted ways with his old label. “A quarter million, that's my automobile / That thing in the glove, I need it concealed,” Logic goes on.
For his part, Bada$$ follows Young Sinatra with bars about going from EBT to BET and spreading love “the Brooklyn way” before sending a shoutout to the late Biggie Smalls. “Tell me who want war? Watch me turn 'em to a memory / I am not the one, I'm just the one that they pretend to be,” he later asserts, reminding listeners of his influence.
Stream Logic's “Shimmy” featuring Joey Bada$$ on Spotify or Apple Music below. Afterward, tell us your thoughts on the collab track in the comments. If you need more release recommendations, make sure to check out our Fire Emoji playlist here.
Shimmy, shimmy, ya, when I'm shakin' up the enemies
Ooh, I like it raw, when I'm faded off the Hennessy
Tell me who want war? Watch me turn 'em to a memory
I am not the one, I'm just the one that they pretend to be