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Dvsn: What's Up - ft. Jagged Edge

The R&B ballad features soulful vocals and confessional lyrics.

Dvsn: What's Up - ft. Jagged Edge

By Kerry Doole

Dvsn - What's Up (OVO Sound/Warner Records): The gold-selling Toronto R&B duo comprising singer Daniel Daley and Grammy-winning producer Nineteen85 has just released its second single of 2022. What’s Up features guests Jagged Edge and renowned producer/songwriter Jermaine Dupri.


In a label press release, Daley explains that “When we were playing it for the twins from Jagged Edge, they were so passionate about this song being super special and important for R&B, that they decided to bless us with their vocals and trademark harmonies to complete the emotion.”

The track features a slow groove R&B ballad with a classic feel, aside from the frequent F-word usage. Daley's soulful vocals are well to the fore as he gets confessional ("I should’ve just called you that night, I prolly could've saved us from the fake love and the empty little link ups").

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Complementing What's Up is a nostalgia-drenched video directed by Andy Madeleine and featuring Drea from If I Get Caught plus appearances by Dupri and Jagged Edge. 

Dvsn will be hoping the new cut continues the momentum built two years ago with the group's star-studded third album, A Muse in Her Feelings, and its hit song Too Deep.

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Publicity: Chantilly Post, Warner Music Canada

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This article was first published by Billboard U.S.

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