This is the first single by New Orleans rapper Curren$y, from his album, The Stoned Immaculate. The song was produced by Bink! and was released on April 10, 2012.
The song features Washington DC rapper Wale. The two MCs are good friends and have collaborated on several previous occasions including Wale's 2009 mixtape track "Wordplay" and Maybach Music's 2011 cut "Rise".
Wale told MTV News that rather than writing his lyrics down beforehand, he went into the vocal booth and improvised them on the spot. "This is actually a special record for me. This is the first time I went into the booth without writing a verse," he said.
The video, which was shot in an Atlanta airport, finds Curren$y and Wale trading verses in an airplane hangar.
New Order took the title for "Blue Monday" from an illustration, which read "Goodbye Blue Monday," in the Kurt Vonnegut book Breakfast Of Champions. The image referred to the invention of the washing machine improving housewives' lives.