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Wizkid Jumps on Two New Metro Boomin Songs With Swae Lee, J Balvin and Offset

Starboy joins the popular producer on "Borrowed Love" and "Only You" from his new album "Not All Heroes Wear Capes."

WIzkid is on a serious roll. After dropping the Tiwa Savage assisted video for "Fever" late last month, appearing on Calvin Harris' and Normani's "Checklist" after that, and jumping on a the new collaborative track "Supa" with Ghanaian duo R2Bees just yesterday, the afrobeats titan appears on two new songs from star hip hop producer Metro Boomin off his newly released album "Not All Heroes Wear Capes."

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Wizkid revealed that he was working on new music with the "Bad & Boujee" producer back in July. Today we get to hear him on the new tracks "Borrowed Love" and "Only You"


On the Swae Lee (of Rae Sremmurd) led song "Borrowed Love," Wizkid provides a memorable verse about halfway through, as the two sing about a sad breakup. The understated production draws out both singer's unique vocals.

"Only You" sees Wizkid taking the reigns, opening the song with a verse about to the girl. Migos rapper Offset joins in the second verse, and Colombian reggeaton singer J Balvin joins in later, delivering sultry lyrics sung in Spanish. They make for a pretty infectious trio.

Metro Boomin's "Not All Heroes Wear Capes" features a host of star musicians including Drake, Travis Scott, Gucci Mane, Young Thug and more. Listen to the full album here and check out both Wizkid-assisted tracks below.

Metro Boomin - Borrowed Love feat. Swae Lee & Wizkid [Not All Heroes Wear Capes]youtu.be


Metro Boomin - Only You feat. Wizkid, Offset & J Balvin [Not All Heroes Wear Capes]youtu.be

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