One of the latest hip-hop albums of interest is DJ Mustard’s 10 Summers. He’s basically soundtracked the clubs over the past few months, but there was still a question mark on whether he could hold down for an entire album centered on him. “Down on Me,” featuring 2 Chainz and Ty Dolla $ign, is one of the first glimpses into the project, and it comes with a Matt Swinsky-directed video.
The entire thing feels less like a hit and more of a showcase for DJ Mustard. You have that earworm of a beat that comes with some of his hallmarks — the “aye, aye, aye” sample and those club-ready claps — while he uses his friends to fill in that song. It feels maybe too familiar, and the video is only really about the good times of DJ Mustard & Friends. Not much here other than models cooly dancing and some close-up of animals — presumably symbolically hinting that things are about to get wild.
10 Summers will be officially out on Aug. 26, but will be available for free for Google Play users on Aug. 12.
Previously: DJ Mustard’s Five Beats He Wishes He Produced