Lil Jon and T-Pain served up some heat during their Instagram Live battle on Friday (April 4). Arguably one of the steamiest tracks of the night was a never-before-heard joint by Jon, Usher and Ludacris, titled “SexBeat.” Now, Luda has announced that the single will be officially released tonight at midnight (April 10).
“The [world] Asked For it, Now the [world] gets it. Ursher, Jon & Luda Did It Again,” Ludacris posted on Instagram. “Stay Tuned..... & Try Not to Look at T Pains Facial Expressions.”
During the Live, Jon revealed that the track had been recorded by the three artists over two years ago. Jon also admitted he’d had to beg Usher to allow him to play it— even though “SexBeat” was aired after Jon and T-Pain’s official battle.
“You want fu*king R&B?!” the Atlanta-bred rapper had prefaced the single. T-Pain was immediately groovin’ to the record — as was evident by his hilarious facial expressions.
Besides “SexBeat,” the two mega-producers went back-and-forth with hits like “Lovers and Friends,” “Blow The Whistle,” “Lean Back (Remix),” “Gasolina (Remix),” “Buy U A Drank,” “Bartender,” “All I Do Is Win,” “Kiss Kiss,” “Goodies” and more. The Live was packed with celebrities, as usual, with the likes of Colin Kaepernick, Wiz Khalifa, E-40, Fat Joe, Gabrielle Union, Charlamagne Tha God, Lizzo and others pulling up for the showdown.
T-Pain and Jon’s battle follows several virtual competitions that Swizz Beatz and Timbaland have coordinated in an effort to bring fans together during self-isolation. As per the rules, producers are allowed to play their 20 best hits, as each tries to one-up the other with a dance-worthy track.
Most recently, Swizz called upon RZA and DJ Premier for the next battle of the beats, which is set to go down on Preemo’s Instagram Live this Saturday (April 11) at 9 pm EST.
While we wait for “SexBeat” to officially arrive, watch a clip from Jon and T-Pain’s battle below and find the complete playlist on TIDAL.