Nearly every pop gem in recent history has R. City’s magic. As the go-to scribes for the likes of Rihanna (“Pour It Up”), Usher (“I Don’t Mind”), and Nicki Minaj (“The Night Is Still Young”), brothers, Timothy and Theron Thomas, are rocking out on their own for their forthcoming LP, What Dreams Are Made Of (dropping Oct. 9 via Kemosabe/ RCA Records).
After tapping Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and pop producer phenoms, Dr. Luke and Cirkut, on “Locked Away,” R. City returns with an anthem strictly for the paper chasers. On “Slave To The Dollar,” the island-bred tag team relish in their success while serving up sound advice: “You got one life/ And you can’t live it twice/ Whether wrong or right/ So you better just spend it.”
Bump “Slave To The Dollar” right about now.