Skrillex appears to be reuniting with Damian Marley on new Ty Dolla $ign collaboration, ‘So Am I’
The last time Skrillex and Damian Marley joined forces, they dropped their 2012 platinum smash, “Make It Bun Dem,” which still stands out as one of the top hallmarks in Sonny’s booming catalog half a decade later. The pair’s seminal collaboration wholly actualized the term “dubstep,” fusing classic dub reggae components with heavy UK bass, right at the peak of the genre’s popularity in the American market. Now, it appears Sonny and Jr. Gong are set to reunite, though this time it won’t be on a monster bass weapon, it’ll be as supporting cast on an upcoming release from rapper Ty Dolla $ign.
The new track is called “So Am I,” and it appears to be rolling out in other markets already, suggesting its full-scale release is likely to be as soon as September 1. Early leaks of the track point to a radio-ready reggae-pop crossover product that will undoubtedly include some noteworthy bars from the “Blasé” rhymer for a fitting hip-hop polish. Stacking the star-power with Skrillex and Damian Marley’s co-signs, Ty Dolla $ign could be sitting on a brand new hit as we head into the tail of 2017. Stay tuned for “So Am I.”