Last week, fans got a shocker when QC frontman Lil Baby and gospel icon Kirk Franklin revealed they had a song together.
On Thursday, May 20th, Franklin tweeted a clip of the song titled “We Win,” confirming that it featured Lil Baby and was composed by superstar producer Just Blaze. Lil Baby also celebrated the record, which serves as the lead single for the Space Jam reboot soundtrack.
“This song is very much so different for me but it’s definitely one of them ones! Thank you @spacejammovie for the opportunity. @kirkfranklin this is history.”
The announcement of the tune sent Twitter into a frenzy, with Kirk Franklin trending much of Thursday and Friday. Of course, the memes flew with fans of both artists, startled and slightly confused by the collaboration. The record arrived on streaming platforms on Friday, May 21st, and was pleasantly received by fans.
“We Win” marks another milestone in Baby’s illustrious career. The Grammy-nominated rapper has been playing around with many different sounds and messaging in his music as of late. Last year in the wake of the George Floyd protests, Baby dropped “The Bigger Picture,” a millennial-style protest anthem that called out police brutality. “Chase The Sun” from the “Queen & Slim” soundtrack also showcased a rare side of the rapper, demonstrating his love-song capability.
Franklin has long merged rap and gospel throughout his three-decades-long career. Records such as “Revolution” and “Stomp” have used hip-hop effects to convey his messages of love and salvation.
Check out these two heavyweights on the motivational anthem below. You can also catch the track in the LeBron James-led “Space Jam: A New Legacy,” which arrives on July 16th on HBO Max and in theaters.