For the past one week or so, Latto has been teasing the release of her new single ‘Wheelie’ featuring a “surprise” feature.
She gave a lot of hints and most guesses were either Nicki Minaj or Cardi B. Well, the guest appearance is none other than 21 Savage. The two ATLiens join forces on Latto’s brand new trap inspired single which is quite different in sound than her previous drop ‘Big Energy‘.
The pop friendly song has been a big success for Latto, rising rapidly on Top 40 radio and sitting at #17 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. Is ‘Wheelie’ a good follow-up? Listen below (currently only out in select international markets).
The Atlanta lyricist previewed a new song called “Wheelie” on her Instagram on Saturday (February 5), and not even a week later the preview seems to have kickstarted its own viral dance challenge on TikTok. Latto shared a few of her favorite routines in a carousel of posts on the gram on Wednesday (February 9).
Latto is experiencing one of the most exciting stretches of her career thus far, with the continued chart success of her latest single, “Big Energy,” anchoring her already-strong 2022 campaign. She’s looking ahead to the release of her next full-length project but before that, we will hear another new single from the platinum-certified Atlanta native, called “Wheelie.”
More About Latto:
Latto first appeared on the reality television series The Rap Game in 2016, where she was known as Miss Mulatto and won the show’s first season.
Latto’s mainstream breakthrough occurred with her 2019 single “Bitch from da Souf”, and soon afterwards signing with RCA Records. In August 2020, the song entered the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 95.
After releasing a remix of the song with rappers Saweetie and Trina, Latto released the follow-up single “Muwop”, featuring Gucci Mane, in 2020. Both songs were certified gold or higher and were included on Latto’s debut album Queen of Da Souf, released in August 2020.
In 2021, Latto released the single “Big Energy” from her upcoming second studio album. The song reached the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 and became Latto’s highest charting single to date.
Latto was nominated for Best New Hip Hop Artist at the 2020 BET Hip Hop Awards and was included on the 2020 XXL Freshman Class. In February 2021, she was named MTV’s Global Push Artist of the month.
More About 21 Savage:
21 Savage, was born in the London Borough of Newham on October 22, 1992 to parents of Dominican and Haitian descent. He and his mother moved to the United States when Savage was seven years old, residing in East Atlanta, Georgia. In June 2005, he briefly returned to the U.K. for his uncle’s funeral before quickly returning to the U.S. less than a month later on an H-4 visa.
Savage first gained musical notoriety after releasing the underground hit “Picky” in November 2014. The following year, he released three projects: The Slaughter Tape, Free Guwop, and Slaughter King.
After a massive 2015, Savage was included in the 2016 XXL Freshman Class. The cover was revealed on June 13, 2016. A month later, on July 15, 2016, Savage released Savage Mode, a collaborative EP with Metro Boomin.
On July 7, 2017, Savage released his debut studio album, Issa Album. Less than four months later, on October 31, 2017, he released Without Warning, a collaborative album with Offset and Metro.
On December 21, 2018, Savage released his sophomore studio album, i am > i was.
On February 3, 2019, Savage was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for overstaying his visa, which initially expired in 2006. Before that, in 2017, Savage applied for a U visa so that he could remain in the United States. He was released on bond nine days later.
On October 2, 2020, 21 Savage and Metro Boomin reunited for their second collaborative album, SAVAGE MODE II.
- Pop it like a wheelie
- Hop on top and I go silly (shout out)
- Pretty, tight, and sticky
- Fuck him once, he won’t forget me (on god)
- Wet, wet, bust it like a blixky (grrrrr)