Released on February 17, 2023, the EP starts with a track of the same name, featuring Lil Durk in the chorus and second verse of the first half of the song, and GloRilla in the second half of the song. GloRilla is a rapper from Memphis, Tennessee who made her debut in 2019. Don Toliver is a Texas-born rapper who was initially signed with Atlantic Records and more recently signed to Cactus Jack Records. Durk is a popular drill and trap rapper who debuted in 2011 and most recently signed with Alamo Records and Interscope Records in 2018. Durk has also stopped performing as of July 2022 due to injuries sustained during the 2022 Lollapalooza in his hometown of Chicago.
“Leave the Club”, produced by OZ, Dez Wright, MU Lean, Hitkidd and James Blake, takes the listeners on quite the wild ride, starting out with heavily auto-tuned R&B style vocals as Don Toliver and Lil Durk croon to a chick at the club.
Midway through the track, the beat drops for a shocking switch up as GloRilla comes in with a hard and gritty third verse in part two of the song as she responds to this suitor with lines like:
If I text you “Where you at?”, you got ten minutes ‘fore you miss out (Where you at?)
Come home drunk as hell, I’m like “You better have that dick out” (Come here)
Wet floor sign this pussy, that’s a warnin’, it might slip out
Gettin’ backshots from my whoopty-woop, my nigga think I’m still out
He dick me down and take my soul, he tryna make me stalk him (Phew)
Little do he know, after I leave, I’m finna block him
In track 2, “Do It Right,” (produced by Jahaan Sweet & Boi-1da) Don Toliver comes in to explain exactly why he wants to leave the club, with explicit bars such as,
And I ain’t know why I fuck with you (Oh, oh)
Gonna end up falling in love with you (Oh, yeah)
It’s the type of shit you expose me to (Oh, oh)
Then I pulled up side by side in my Mercedes coupe (Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah)
Ain’t nobody got you like I got you (Oh, oh)
“Do It Right” was originally released on November 18, 2022, and both “Leave the Club” and “Do It Right” are also on Toliver’s 2023 album, Lovesick.
Honestly, this EP is not my vibe. It seems as if the dynamic between Don Toliver and GloRilla in this storybook is supposed to be toxic, and that always makes me uncomfortable. However, I do commend Don Toliver for the sonic rollercoaster ride that this EP provides for the listeners. I cannot recommend these two songs, but I do know that this EP is right for the right people, and I highly appreciate the artistic styling of each track.