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"Low" is a song by American hip hop recording artist Juicy J. It was released on August 7, 2014, intended as the first single from Juicy J's fourth studio album but faired poor commercially and was thereby removed from the project. The song features guest appearances from American rappers, Lil Bibby, Young Thug and Nicki Minaj. "Low" was written by Juicy J, Nicki Minaj, Lil Bibby, Dr. Luke, Rock City, and Cirkut, and it was produced by Dr. Luke and Cirkut.[1] The song received positive reception from music critics, most of it towards Nicki Minaj's appearance. A music video directed by Benny Boom was created to promote the single.

"Low"
JuicyJLow.jpg
Single by Juicy J featuring Nicki Minaj, Lil Bibby and Young Thug
ReleasedAugust 7, 2014
FormatDigital download
Recorded2014
Genre Hip hop
Length3:58
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Juicy J singles chronology
"Shell Shocked"
(2014)
"Low"
(2014)
"She Knows"
(2014)
Nicki Minaj singles chronology
"Anaconda"
(2014)
"Low"
(2014)
"Flawless (Remix)"
(2014)
Lil Bibby singles chronology
"Dead or in Prison"
(2014)
"Low"
(2014)
"Aww Man"
(2015)
Young Thug singles chronology
"Lifestyle"
(2014)
"Low"
(2014)
"Throw Sum Mo"
(2014)

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Background and releaseEdit

On August 6, 2014, Juicy J announced that the first single from his fourth studio album would be released on August 7, 2014, and the song is titled "Low" which features guest appearances from Nicki Minaj, Lil Bibby and Young Thug.[2] In the same announcement he also showed the single cover art.[3] On August 7, 2014, the snippet version of "Low" became online before hours later the full song released for digital download.[4]

In an interview with Bullett Media, Juicy J tells about the collaboration with Minaj, Bibby and Thug: "I never told anybody I had a record with Bibby or Young Thug or Nicki Minaj. The day before I dropped it, I was like, "Yo! Guess what?" And a lot of my fans on Twitter were like, "What?" I was like, "I'm dropping a new single tomorrow with Lil Bibby, Young Thug, and Nicki Minaj." They couldn't believe it. That's what I'm doing. I'm shocking people."[5]

Critical receptionEdit

"Low" garnered a positive reception from music critics. Rick Florino of Artistdirect.com gave praise to the song's beat and the lyrics from all three rappers, calling it "another bona fide anthem from the king of all things."[6] Joey DeGroot of Music Times praised the production and likened Nicki's Minaj's verse more than Juicy J's saying, "While Juicy's rhymes are pretty laidback, Nicki's completely blow everything apart, spitting furiously with her trademark taunt."[7] Brennan Carley of Spin also credited the song to Minaj's appearance, saying she "demonstrates her lyrical prowess with rhymes like, "I'm fly every day but a bitch ain't trippin' / You be on that bull, you be on Scottie Pippen."[8]

Music videoEdit

Directed by Benny Boom, the video features the rappers at a barbecue cookout and an empty warehouse with vehicles and speakers with various colored smokes coming out of them. Young Thug doesn't appear in the video. The video premiered online on August 21, 2014.[9]

Track listingEdit

Digital download
No.TitleLength
1."Low" (featuring Nicki Minaj, Lil Bibby and Young Thug)3:58

ChartsEdit

Chart (2014) Peak
position
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[10] 44

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Low". Qobuz. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  2. ^ "Juicy J Ft Nicki Minaj, Lil Bibby & Young Thug – Low (Single Artwork)". Leakrew. August 6, 2014. Retrieved August 30, 2014.
  3. ^ "Cover Art For Juicy J's "Low" Featuring Nicki Minaj, Lil Bibby And Young Thug". Young Money Entertainment. August 6, 2014. Retrieved August 30, 2014.
  4. ^ "iTunes - Music - Low (feat. Nicki Minaj, Lil Bibby & Young Thug) - Single by Juicy J". iTunes (US). Apple. August 7, 2014. Retrieved August 30, 2014.
  5. ^ "Juicy J On His New Album and the Possibility of a Three 6 Mafia Reunion". Bullett Media. August 19, 2014. Retrieved August 30, 2014.
  6. ^ Florino, Rick (August 7, 2014). "Song Review: Juicy J – "Low" featuring Nicki Minaj, Lil Bibby, and Young Thug". Artistdirect.com. Retrieved February 19, 2015.
  7. ^ DeGroot, Joey (August 7, 2014). "REVIEW: Nicki Minaj Blows Away Juicy On 'Low'". Music Times. Retrieved February 18, 2015.
  8. ^ Carley, Brennan (August 7, 2014). "Nicki Minaj Elevates Juicy J's New Single 'Low'". Spin. Spin Media. Retrieved February 18, 2015.
  9. ^ "Watch Juicy J's "Low" Video f/ Nicki Minaj, Lil Bibby & Young Thug". Complex. Complex Media. August 21, 2014. Retrieved October 15, 2014.
  10. ^ "Juicy J Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved September 3, 2014.

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