Mike Will Made It continues to steam roll over the rap game, relentlessly dropping one banger after another. The super producer hit Zane Lowe's Beats 1 World Record today to drop the remix to his Ransom 2 track, “Aries (YuGo), Pt. 2.” The second installment features an all-star cast: Quavo, Big Sean, Pharrell, and Rae Sremmurd.
The tune opens up to Swae Lee's melodic crooning over a booming 808s and a serene synth melody. Pharrell hops on next, dishing out carefree bars in a similar melodic tone as Quavo contributes harmonic ad-libs. Whether it was done on purpose or not, every artist on the track, aside from the Sremm bros, have Aries zodiac signs. The visual sees everyone cruising through a sunset filtered desert in a drop top racecar, donning masks and bandanas.
In an interview with Lowe, Mike Will shared how the song came together. "Originally I just wanted to put on all Aries on there you know. Because the song's called Aries and Pharrell’s an Aries, so I put Quavo on there, I put Big Sean on there," He said. "But Sremm, they always loved that beat, so [Swae Lee] was like, ‘Bro you gotta let me get on there.’ So I mean I can't turn down the Swae Lee verse, and then Slim Jim heard that and was like, ‘I can hop on there?’ And I can’t turn down no Slim Jim verse, and they both killed it. They the only two on there that’s not Aries so we just changed the meaning for Aries and just made it like always reppin' in everybody’s section."
Check out the video up above.