Diplo‘s Major Lazer project has grown from a Jamaican dancehall-inspired side project to a full-blown pop culture phenomenon, carrying some of mainstream music’s biggest names along with it. Although the hip-hop/bass music icon had made it a point to limit the amount of information he released to the public about Music Is The Weapon up to now, he’s spoken to Beats 1 host Zane Lowe about some of the artists involved in the upcoming effort.
Benny Blanco, Ed Sheeran, MØ, Usher, Sia, Sam Hunt and Travis Scott were mentioned by Diplo at various points throughout the interview. Perhaps the biggest names he dropped though are Beyoncé and The Weeknd – both of whom apparently ended up picking through the approximately 40 tracks in progress to use some in their own upcoming albums.
However, despite Diplo having originally planned for Music Is The Weapon to come out this summer, he also revealed that its release date has been pushed back to January. He intends to drop another single next month, and one more before the end of the year.
Listen to Diplo‘s interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 below, and stay tuned for another single from Major Lazer’s Music Is The Weapon to drop sometime in August.