Our favorite Queen of da Souf is finally back, and she’s bringing some pretty ‘Big Energy’ with her! Latto just dropped her highly-anticipated debut album, 777, and we feel like we hit the lotto with this one. Every song on the record feels like an absolute prize, but today, we’re gonna clue you in on the future classic collabs she delivered with everyone from Lil Wayne to Lil Durk. So grab your scratch-offs and let Latto give you good luck like a ‘Real One!’
Let’s start with what might be the shining star of this roster: the ‘Big Energy’ remix with Mariah Carey and DJ Khaled! ‘Big Energy’ samples Mariah’s iconic track ‘Fantasy,’ so it’s pretty surreal to see Mariah hopping on this track as part of a true full-circle moment. From the second the song starts with a signature Mariah whistle note and a high-energy “this the remix” from DJ Khaled, we get hyped for this future summer smash.
Now let’s dive into the collabs on the main album. Latto teams up with 21 Savage on the sex-positive banger ‘Wheelie!’ We love the contrast between the firm bassline and the higher, 8-bit-esque notes. Latto killed this track on her own, but 21’s verse really takes it to the next level.
‘Sunshine’ really grants us the trio we never knew we needed, with Lil Wayne and Childish Gambino joining in to call out fake people in their lives while Latto flexes her success and hard work. This piano-accented track is the ultimate uplifting anthem for rough days when you doubt yourself.
On ‘Like A Thug,’ Latto and Lil Durk take turns describing their luxury-filled, passionate relationships and how they give their partners their all. It has more of a sleek R&B feel than the previous collabs, and we love how it goes in a different direction while still feeling authentically Latto. She has the range!
‘Stepper’ sees Latto and Nardo Wick flexing their success, riches, and loyal partners while their enemies are going to “die ‘bout that clout” to try to upstage them. We’re obsessed with the confidence that this track carries and the contrast between Latto’s firm enunciation and Nardo’s more casual delivery.
Finally, we get to ‘Bussdown,’ a collab with Kodak Black that flaunts their money and rap prowess over a piano-tinged beat that samples Vanessa Carlton’s ‘A Thousand Miles.’ Yes, it sounds like Vanessa and Latto would be a weird mix, but it works really well on this track! Every line simply oozes confidence and we’d totally jam out to this while driving with the windows down on a sunny day.
What’s your favorite track on 777? Who do you hope Latto recruits for a collab on her next album? Let us know in the comments below or hit us up on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! And for more Latto content, click here.