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Listen: Megan Thee Stallion Taps Major Lazer For Clubby "Savage" Remix
Houston rap queen Megan Thee Stallion just dropped a second "Savage" remix, featuring a club-ready backbeat by dancehall DJ trio Major Lazer. It follows the epic Beyoncé-assisted remix, benefiting their hometown's Bread Of Life disaster relief org, released on April 29. Currently at No. 4 on the Hot 100, the original version is her highest charting song to date. Can the new version bring the temperature even higher?
Major Lazer, consisting of Diplo, Walshy Fire and Ape Drums, are known for fusing dancehall, reaggaeton and other dembow beats in club cuts that get the party going, like 2019's "Que Calor" with J Balvin and El Alfa, 2015's "Lean On" with MØ and DJ Snake and 2009 breakout bop "Pon De Floor." On their "Savage" remix, they bring a pulsing backbeat to support Stallion's fierce bars, bringing her hot girl energy straight to our living room dancefloors around the globe—and most certainly to real clubs in the future.
"Savage" is the latest single from SUGA, her EP that dropped on March 6—her follow-up to the 2019 mixtape Fever. Megan's debut studio album is still in the works, due to a dispute with her label. In the meantime, she's turning "Savage" into the gift that keeps on giving with remixes and TikTok dance challenges.
Today, May 7, she uploaded a compilation video to her YouTube channel of her favorite fan TikToks from the Beyoncé remix (watch below). Both the Houston-double-trouble version and the original are TikTok dance hits and have helped the latter rise on the Billboard charts.
"Savage" is currently No. 3 on Billboard's Hot Rap Songs chart and No. 4 on the Hot 100, making it her highest charting song to date, even over her summer 2019 hit "Hot Girl Summer," which hit No. 5 and No. 11, respectively.