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Tracy T Links Up With DeJ Loaf For “Shinin’ Like My Rollie”

The newly independent East Atlanta rapper taps Zaytoven’s piano-driven production for his latest single.

February 23, 2017

After parting ways with Maybach Music Group, Atlanta rapper Tracy T is set to drop his Millionaire Nightmares album on his independent imprint MoneyBound this Friday. Tracy tees up for the release with his latest single "Shinin' Like My Rollie." The track features former FADER cover star DeJ Loaf, who delivers confident rhymes with her baby-soft vocals, and Zaytoven behind the boards. Tracy T skates comfortably over Zaytoven's masterful mix of keys and bass, supported by ad-libs from DeJ Loaf, who follows up with a spirited verse.

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"Zaytoven was one of the first people I ever worked with," Tracy T told the FADER via email. "I've been in the studio with him since I was 14-15, that's when Zay had the studio in his momma's basement in Decatur. He had a booth, his computer, he had his MPC, the keyboards — the same Zaytoven he is today but now with bigger things going on. He's not just another producer, he's more like family to me. My first time meeting Nicki Minaj was actually in Zaytoven's momma's house."

"A few years later, I met DeJ for the first time in Vegas at Nicki's private pool party," he continued. "We would hit each other here and there, and we finally went to the studio one day in Atlanta at Tree Sounds. I played a few beats for her and we agreed on the Zaytoven track. 'Shinin Like My Rollie' is the first song we did, we made it in about 15 minutes."

Listen to "Shinin' Like My Rollie" below.

Millionaire Nightmares is available for pre-order now.