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Juicy J and Wiz Khalifa are releasing a mixtape — and One Direction’s Liam Payne will make a guest appearance.
Late on Sunday night, Juicy (born Jordan Michael Houston) Instagrammed a track list for a forthcoming collaboration with Wiz Khalifa, whom he reps as part owner of Wiz’s Taylor Gang Records. The mixtape, apparently titled TGODMAFIA, includes a song called “You,” featuring Payne.
Though the rapper-producer deleted the photo, he posted a snippet of the song on his Snapchat story on Monday, where Payne can clearly be heard singing, “All I need is you.” (808 Mafia producer TM88 reposted the track list on his own Instagram.)
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“You” marks the second tease we’ve heard of Payne’s forthcoming solo efforts, both of which have been more R&B-focused in nature than what he’s written and performed as part of 1D. Back in January, Payne posted an Instagram video of himself singing a verse fans have taken to calling “Bugatti Sport,” a Drake-like recording that followed studio time with Juicy J and TM88 earlier that month.
Juicy and Payne were first photographed in the studio back in January 2014, but we’ve yet to hear any full-length results of those collaborations. But in mid-December, Juicy promised that the tracks would come “soon,” and TM88 tweeted that the recordings would appear on Juicy’s next studio album.
As former 1D bandmate Zayn Malik gears up to release his first solo album, it looks like Payne might be the one closest on his heels.