RJmrLA and Mustard’s collaborative album The Ghetto quietly dropped at the end of last year. It’s a concise project filled with L.A.-soaked jams, backed by Mustard’s typically sparse and bass-y function production. But “Hard Way,” the album’s slow-burning, summer-ready standout, is ready to take the spotlight now that the warm weather is actually upon us (thank goodness). It’s a whole party-starting slap, and the video, premiering today on The FADER, proves it. In a giant warehouse, RJmrLA, Rae Sremmurd, and Mustard, throw a low-key shindig with all of their friends that gets larger and more live as the song progresses — just like every great party should.
When asked about the track, RJmrLA shared: "We recorded 'Hard Way' at the homie's house. Jxmmi and I started going back and forth working on the record as soon as we heard the beat. Swae Lee was asleep, taking a nap after recording ten songs, but then when he woke up he heard the record and was like, I gotta get on this, and he did. Every time I'm with them is a good time, so we decided to celebrate that with the video." Watch the video for “Hard Way” above.
Read this extremely vintage 2012 DJ Mustard interview to see where it all began.
Thumbnail via RJmrLA's Instagram.