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Major Lazer Says Goodbye to Jillionaire, Welcomes Ape Drums

Major Lazer is notoriously known for elevating the popularity of dancehall rhythms across the globe. Made up of Diplo, Walshy Fire, and until this week, Jillionaire, the group have spread peace and love through music from Miami, to Brazil, to Cuba and Japan – finding a diehard fanbase wherever they go. With over 6 smash singles and collaborations with everyone from Justin Bieber to Nicki Minaj to J Balvin and Travis Scott – the group has grown to a household name.

But now, the group is changing forms. Christopher Leacock, popularly know as Jillionaire is departing the group to focus on his own projects. Stepping in to fill the void comes Ape Drums, the American DJ known for fusing electronic music with Caribbean sounds. This seems to mark a larger shift for the group as there have been rumblings that they may disband all together following what is presumed to be their last album titled Lazerism. If one thing is true about music and art, it is that change is inevitable and it will know doubt be interesting to see how Major Lazer evolves (or devolves from here).

The group just closed out their first show with Ape Drums and it was nothing short of incredible – boding well for the future of Major Lazer, at least for now.

 

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