News: Juicy J Keeps His Word On The Weeknd [Audio]

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013 8:03AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Three 6 Mafia's Juicy J has stayed true to his promise of dropping a new record with The Weeknd called "One of Those Nights" by releasing it this week.

Despite the track belonging to Juicy, Weeknd clearly shines the most on their joint effort.

After unveiling the cover art earlier this week, Juicy J lets loose his highly anticipated track 'One Of Those Nights' featuring The Weeknd. As Juicy J preps the release of his Taylor Gang debut album 'Stay Trippy,' the Three 6 Mafia member gives us a taste of what's to come with the release of 'One Of Those Nights.' You can never go wrong with XO on the hook, and he proves that to still be true with this track. The two artists did a great job at blending their completely different sounds to create a cohesive sound that is sure to get some buzz building for Juicy. As for The Weeknd, expect to see him on a lot of featured tracks this year along with a new studio project that he hinted at in the beginning of the year. (The Versed)

Buzz over the new collaboration heated up the Internet earlier this week.

It looks like Juicy J is on schedule to release his Taylor Gang debut Stay Trippy this year. Juicy has already given us teasers in his collaborations from Big Sean and Young Jeezy to 2 Chainz and Trina. Earlier today, the artwork for Juicy's track "One of Those Nights" surfaced that features The Weeknd. From the dark purple colorways on the artwork, it should be one to look out for. (XXL Mag)

The duo's joint effort heat comes months after Weekend put out his Trilogy album compilation.

Since Drake 's October's Very Own crew plugged a few Weeknd cuts in a blog post in 2010, Tesfaye has shied away from press, and his mainstream appearances were few and far between: a hook here, a sample there, a handful of live performances. Given how he's ducked from the spotlight, it's easy to feel as if we haven't learned much about him. But Trilogy (out November 13), the reissue of those first three mixtapes, says more than enough. A sinister, seemingly Eyes Wide Shut-inspired swingers club fantasy, Trilogy unravels a broader story of indulgence (House of Balloons), addiction (Thursday) and sobering up (Echoes of Silence) that's most devastating when swallowed whole. (Idolator)

Music agent Joel Zimmerman recently spoke on the singer's reluctance to do interviews.

Zimmerman notes that the Weeknd has already begun recording new material, and that major touring plans will bring him to Europe in the spring, the festival circuit in the summer and even bigger U.S. venues next fall. The artist may even become more accessible in due time. "At some point, he'll start doing press," Zimmerman says, "but right now it's been more about the music and the performance and just evolving as an artist." (Billboard)

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