Anytime a posthumous verse from a late-artist appears, anticipation instantly swarms timelines and social feeds.
However, this doesn’t feel like the ordinary posthumous feature fans have gotten used to, as R&B duo dvsn, Ty Dolla $ign and Mac Miller dropped their single “I Believed It” Wednesday night.
OVO Sound’s dvsn is coming off a strong 2020. Releasing their third studio album A Muse In Her Feelings last April, the Toronto-based collective of producer Nineteen85 and singer Daniel Daley thrive on being more concise than most, sequencing sounds that best fit their constant blend of hip-hop and R&B.
Ty Dolla $ign has been nothing but consistent his entire career. Finding pockets in both hip-hop and R&B, Ty’s latest effort Featuring Ty Dolla $ign is an immaculate mix of the two genres he resides in. With features from Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Post Malone, Anderson. Paak, Future, Young Thug, Lil Durk and more, Ty Dolla ultimately flipped the script on himself — enlisting big-name features instead of being the one called in for guest spots.
For the two of these R&B heavyweights to collide, it makes sense Ty and dvsn are dropping a joint album in the near future, as the trio’s chemistry is impeccable.
"I Believed It" Out Now. Drop a ➗💲 if you're rocking with it! Joint project on the way 👀https://t.co/XJatqwCwJW— dvsn ÷ (@dvsn) July 1, 2021
The late-Mac Miller’s genius lies within his affection for the uncanny nuances found in funk, R&B and hip-hop. Miller’s 2020 posthumous release in Circles was a curtain call on his career, as the Pittsburgh native’s final words were written in circles. Audibly fighting to better himself, Miller’s ragged yet hopeful tone perceives this as a complete picture for his life — leaning more into his singing ability than ever before.
Miller’s verse felt familiar yet otherwordly, as dvsn released the visuals to “I Believed It” the next day — releasing never before seen footage of Ty, dvsn and Miller all in the studio together.
I BELIEVED IT ! ➗💲— dvsn ÷ (@dvsn) July 2, 2021
OFFICIAL VISUALS ON YOUTUBE NOW! Never before seen footage with @tydollasign and Mac Miller from when we were making this
Can’t lie… watching this hit a nerve.. miss your energy boy 🙏🏾🕊 https://t.co/PZ7rPXRrLG pic.twitter.com/5LfXHnlJbg
With this in mind, “I Believed It” brings forth an emotionally uplifting performance as dvsn, Ty and Miller release a chemistry-filled cut packed with vibrant voices and incredible production throughout.