Hol' Up
by Tamar Braxton (featuring Yo Gotti)

Album: Bluebird of Happiness (2017)
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  • Yo Gotti raps the intro and the third verse on this track. Tamar Braxton explained the Memphis, Tennessee rapper's contribution to Billboard:

    "I heard the beat and when I first heard the beat, I instantly thought of Gotti. Another thing I don't know if everybody knows about me is that ratchet music is my favorite type of music of all time. [Laughs] It just felt like he was supposed to be a part of it, and when I called him and I sent the song, he was like, 'Hell yeah!' He liked it. It was always designed for him to be a part of it because when I first heard the beat, I instantly heard him. I like a real cocky, confident man, especially in the rap world. He added something amazing to the record and has this cocky thing that only he possesses."
  • O'Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, and Rudolph Isley get songwriting credits as the song contains an interpolation of The Isley Brothers' classic number "Shout."


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