Ty Dolla $ign and Canadian R&B duo dvsn have dropped the smooth jam, “I Believed It,” which features a posthumous verse from Mac Miller.
On a track that samples “(You’re Living In A) Dream World” by the Continental IV, Ty and dvsn’s Daniel Daley sing about heartbreak and yearning. Miller then emerges with an emotional verse: “I’ve seen the highs, the lows, girl, you put me through it / But all that shit you’ve told me like I’m stupid, I ain’t stupid / Got a new crib, a few bitches, I beat the system / Shit, I left the church and found religion,” he raps.
Prior to the track’s release, dvsn also dropped a behind-the-scenes montage on their Instagram, which depicted an excitable Miller during the song’s recording sessions.
The track will be featured on Ty and dvsn’s upcoming collaborative project, which will be released later this year on dvsn’s label, the Drake-owned OVO Sound. Last year, dvsn brought on Ty and Buju Banton on board the track “Dangerous City,” which featured on their third record A Muse in Her Feelings.
Ty Dolla $ign, on the other hand, dropped Featuring Ty Dolla $ign last October. His third studio album featured a stacked guestlist, featuring appearances from the likes of Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Post Malone and more. The rapper previously linked up with Miller on the track “Cinderella,” which appeared on the latter’s 2016 record, The Divine Feminine.
In 2018, Mac Miller tragically died of an accidental drug overdose. He was 26 years old. Last January, Miller’s family released the posthumous album Circles, a record that was intended as a companion to his 2018 album Swimming and completed after his death by producer Jon Brion.
In May, Miller’s family and estate spoke out against an unauthorized biography of the rapper, calling on fans not to buy the book, which is set for release in January 2022.
Listen to “I Believed It” here: