Chart Mondays: Jason Derulo Featuring Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign - Swalla

May 08, 2017 Critic Jonni 0 Comments

Swalla (feat. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign) - Jason Derulo |

Well, there's a whole reason why I've not seen this music video before now, and just watching this music video proves that it's not something I'm interested in watching. It's Chart Mondays today, and with DJ Khaled at the top of the chart with "I'm The One" which features Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper, and Lil Wayne; it opened the Top 10 to my music video review - this left me with two options, the other one is quoted as being the next song to rise to number one this Friday, so Jason Derulo's "Swalla" was really my only choice. Watch Jason Derulo surrounded by hot girls, along with Ty Dolla $ign, whilst Nicki Minaj acts sexily as usual, in this music video for "Swalla".

Jason Derulo, real name Jason Desrouleaux, is one of the top male artists in the world, and many of his hit songs have made their way up the chart, including grabbing some all-important number ones. Those hits were worth those chart positions, but this one just feels like it shouldn't be charting so well; yet, there's always songs out there like this that are just undeniably catchy and charts well globally, plus it's Jason Derulo, he can make hits no matter what he sings, but I don't like his new hair style. Collaborating with Ty Dolla $ign, real name Tyrone Griffin Jr., who literally only just started charting in the UK, thanks to Fifth Harmony's song "Work From Home", so it's nice to see him doing so well for himself. Then there's Nicki Minaj, real name Onika Maraj, who's just beyond amazing music wise, she's fully got to the top. She recently was paying fans' tuition fees, so kudos to her for her geniality and love of her fans. This was a killer collaboration, just a shame the song is "Swalla" - but people like it so it's okay. It was written by Jason Desrouleaux, Onika Maraj, Tyrone Griffin Jr,, Eric Frederic, Gamal Lewis, Jacob Kasher Hindlin, Russell Jones, and Robert Diggs.

Directed by Gil Green, the music video is a typical sexed up video, which isn't a surprise since the song is about sex. Jason Derulo is surrounded by four girls wearing very little clothes, in one scene a woman is naked with paint all over her body - definitely art-worthy yet it looks more like an excuse to have it in the music video than anything else.

Each artist has their own segment in the music video, although Jason Derulo features the most since it is his song after all. He's visual is more focused on the dancing side, with the four girls he is with. He does impress with his dancing, and at one point he's the only one dancing. No one can deny his dance-ability and he nails it throughout, pulling off the choreography as if it was nothing.

As for Ty Dolla $ign, he doesn't add much to the track, let alone the music video. He's easily forgettable, as the focus is more on Jason Derulo during the segment. Whereas Nicki Minaj does what she does best. She shows off, grabbing the spotlight, and it fully works. If anything she's the one that stands our the most in this music video, looking sexy, stylish, and on form throughout. She brings it completely - enough to the point where both Jason Derulo and Ty Dolla $ign could be completely forgotten about. She slayed in this!

Overall, yes the video is relatable, and they switch it up by focusing heavily on the dancing aspect of the music video; but, it still feels like it's been done before. This is just another typical music video filled with girls. It's unimpressive, but at least Nicki Minaj helps this visual become better than it would've been if it was without her.
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