Kid Cudi has joined forces with kid Smith on a new musical collaboration…
The 28-year-old part-Mexican American hip-hop artist/songwriter appears on a new track titled “Higher Up,” which has been released by Jaden Smith.
The new rap single contains rhymes from Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s 14-year-old son, which are delivered over the instrumental track from Kid Cudi’s 2009 song. The young Smith presents a chilled-out R&B beat and some lyrics dedicated to his famous parents.
“Higher Up” opens with a gentle piano playing along a relaxed percussion beat. Jaden’s deep voice, which sounds very different from how his vocals sounded in his cameo on Justin Bieber‘s “Never Say Never,” comes as a surprise at the start of the song. Kid Cudi joins the rhymes during the song’s hook, singing the line, “Who’s all ready to go higher up?”
Smith sings, “I’m just a kid who’s not really a kid/ I’m different, dawg, I wear dresses / I’m not upset / You don’t mess with my style cause this stuff’s aggressive/ I’m sorry mom and dad I’m just trying to live, tell them bloggers when they see me to stay out my business.”
“Higher Up” is the first of two projects between Kid Cudi and Smith.
The “Day ‘n’ Nite” hitmaker has previously revealed that the young Smith would be a featured artist on his next album, Indicud, which is slated for release in 2013.