September 30, 2015


Everything You Need to Know About R. City, the Guys Behind "Locked Away"


In September, three different acts with members from the Caribbean found themselves within the Billboard Hot 100's higher reaches, the top 10. You already know OMI, the where'd-he-come-from success story from Jamaica whose "Cheerleader" has now reached No. 1 in 20 countries around the world thanks to a Felix Jaehn remix. Then there's Major Lazer, whose "Lean On" has achieved similar worldwide success; member Jillionaire hails from Trinidad & Tobago. OMI's been an inescapable story this summer, while Major Lazer has been a stalwart on the scene for years, so no introductions needed there.

The third: R. City. Who's R. City? We're here to help.

The duo are behind the song "Locked Away" you've been hearing more and more the last month or two, rising quickly from lower pop radio airplay toward the top of the charts. Hint: It's the reggae-flavored song where you're fairly certain that's Adam Levine singing to you, but you know full well it's not a Maroon 5 song (shades of Gym Class Heroes' "Stereo Hearts," eh?). And it's the one that just got a Lil Wayne–featuring remix.

So what else do you need to know? Let's discuss.

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