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2 On (feat. ScHoolboy Q)
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Released: January 21, 2014
Genre: Electro-R&B [1]
Length: 3:51
Writer(s): Tinashe, ScHoolboy Q, Bobby Brackins, Nate Walka, DJ Mustard, Jon Redwine, Marley Waters, Myron Birdsong, Sean Paul, Troy Rami
Producer(s): DJ Mustard, Redwine, DJ Marley Waters

2 On is a song recorded by Tinashe that features rapper, ScHoolboy Q. The song is Tinashe's second single for her debut album, Aquarius.

The song is an electronic R&B song that is about partying and having fun. Tinashe described the meaning '2 On' saying, "2 on is all about having fun and the fearlessness to experience life to the fullest."[2] Tinashe described the song as "nightclub-oriented" and wanted to have a song that people can "vibe out" to. She stated, "I wanted '2 On' to be transitional, so people get used to the idea of, 'She can make songs that can play on the radio, and she can still make songs that I can vibe out to in my car."

BackgroundEdit

"2 On" was written by Tinashe, Schoolboy Q and Bobby Brackins and produced by DJ Mustard, Jon Redwine and DJ Marley Waters. It is nightclub-oriented, which contrasts with Tinashe's previous work such as her 2013 mixtape Black Water. She stated: "I wanted '2 On' to be transitional, so people get used to the idea of, 'She can make songs that can play on the radio, and she can still make songs that I can vibe out to in my car.'" "2 On" was released worldwide as a music download by RCA Records on January 21, 2014. It impacted US rhythmic contemporary and urban contemporary radio on March 18, 2014.

ReceptionEdit

2 On received mostly positive reviews by fans and critics alike.

Positive Review + by Billboard
Pour up, light up and repeat. Tinashe's breakout single, "2 On," has steadily commanded airwaves and dance floors for the majority of 2014, getting you faded to DJ Mustard’s familiar synth bounce and Christmastime chimes. ScHoolboy Q's rambunctious bars give this feel-good smash just the right amount of scruffiness.[3]
Positive Review + by Idolator
The moment was nearly five years in the making — longer, even! — when Tinashe at long last dropped her major label debut single, “2 On” at the start of 2014. And indeed, all the waiting, anticipating and mixtape-making finally paid off: The moody DJ Mustard-crafted club thumper became a slow-burner hit, and the song has only continued to grow at radio and in clubs over the past several months. It only continued to blow up after she provided us with a super slick visual, complete with fierce fashion and unbelievably ferocious choreography that brought it back to the days of tightly crafted routines from Janet and Britney. The song still knocks to this day, AND we even have a new catch phrase to replace “turnt up” to use on the daily. Anticipation for her upcoming record, Aquarius, remains at an all-time high. — BRADLEY STERN [4]


Music VideoEdit

Tinashe - 2 On (Explicit) ft

Tinashe - 2 On (Explicit) ft. SchoolBoy Q

The music video for 2 On was directed by Hannah Lux Davis and was released March 24, 2014. The video features Tinashe and a group of friends dancing, first in a dancing studio, then to a night club. ScHoolboy Q starts his rap at the night club.