Tinashe “Party Favors (ft. Young Thug)”

I know I’m a little late to the game on all this, but I’m buying up all the Young Thug stock I can get my hands on. I can’t get enough of the dude and continue to ferociously devour any and everything he puts out. And while he’s not the main course in Tinashe’s new single “Party Favors,” he’s still the one stealing the show.

“Party Favors” is the lead single off her upcoming record, Joyride, which I can only imagine is a concept album about the underrated Zahn-Walker-Sobieski thriller of the same name. I also imagine that she came up with the idea while posthumously viewing all of Walker’s filmography. Anyhow, “Party Favors” is about drugs, not the only reason you went to the birthday of that albino kid who lived on your block. Boi-1da crafts a dark, woozy beat for Tinashe to spit her breathy, sultry lines over. 

In the end it’s all about Thugger though, who admits to doing cocaine before shows, rolling out with 300K but no gun, among other things. He also drops the killer line: “I’m elephant tusking. Real gangsta, bitch, I’m on my Russian,” which I’m desperately trying to figure out a scenario in which I can use this one.

Good song, looking forward to hearing the rest of this record.



Joyride is due out November from RCA. The other Joyride came out in 2001 and is probably available on Netflix. Watch it combination with this song and you’re destined to chill.


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