DVSN, pronounced “division” is a Canadian R&B duo, consisting of singer Daniel Daley and producer Nineteen85. The duo is signed to fellow Canadian rapper Drake through his label OVO Sound. On Friday DVSN released a new track with a Jay Z cleared sample of “Song Cry”, thanks to Jermaine Dupri, called “If I Get Caught” and social media doesn’t know how to feel about it!
The biggest comment about the new “city boys” summer jam is it’s toxic! The lyrics according to DVSN are meant to be more so honest than toxic, but nevertheless, they have definitely sparked conversation. Many could not believe Jay Z cleared the sample after hearing the lyrics.
Can’t believe Jay Z cleared a sample for a bunch of niggas to be walking through red strobe lights chanting about cheating like they are in the Million Man March.
DVSN, JD, and JAY Z ALL NEED THEIR ASSES WHOOPED. pic.twitter.com/WiFav8R43s
— k a r y. (@itsKARY_) July 22, 2022
— New Rory & MAL (@newrorynmal) July 22, 2022
— ᴅɪᴄᴋ ᴅᴏɴᴛ ʀᴜɴ ᴍᴇ, ɪ ʀᴜɴ ᴅɪᴄᴋ. (@overallmuva) July 23, 2022
Jermaine Dupri, also known as JD, was the catalyst to the Canadian duo getting the sample to Jay Z’s “Song Cry” cleared. JD shares a text message conversation between himself and “Hov” on his Instagram page, in which Jay Z writes he did not think there could be a more toxic song than “Song Cry” itself! To which JD replies, “Is that a yes! Lol” Jay Z responds by saying, “I just want a disclaimer that says, that I said, this song is wrong! Hahaha And you’re good.”
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While some Twitter users feel the song is toxic, some think it is just plain bad. They do not believe it the best work from DVSN and expected more. Others still agree the song is toxic, but they like it!
Jermaine Dupri commented on the critics response with this tweet.
The people I see with something bad to say about “If I Get Caught” I’m sure have never listened to blues and if you never listened to blues.then you’re musically blind in my book and you can’t see what we did
— Jermaine Dupri (@jermainedupri) July 23, 2022
Here are some tweets from Twitter users:
I never want to hear that new DVSN song ever again. That sample was trash and JayZ really thought that sounded good?!
— Good Hands. (@JLaCocaina) July 22, 2022
Not understanding the dvsn hate today. It’s a well executed song. Good singing, good production. Lyrics are eh, but a lot of song have eh lyrics. Why so much hate for this song?
— Rizo the Engineer* 🪐 (@_Rizology) July 23, 2022
I want Dvsn to go back to making good music…… This not it….
— 🇭🇹 (@goattheju) July 23, 2022
heard a clip of that dvsn song, it has a vibe fs, hella creative sonically
I like it
the topic is just corny af lmao, its hella exciting though bc it reminds me of the early 2000s when people were putting out good music with strange ass lyrics
it’s the realness for me
— INTERNATIONAL LONER ¥ (@Tombabe__) July 23, 2022
— @HeauxSitDown (@heaux_slapper) July 23, 2022
The only thing missing from DVSN’s #ifigetcaught is a Tristan Thompson cameo
— Jada 🌻 (@BitchofWallSt) July 23, 2022
That new dvsn, wth 🙁. Gonna pretend I never even heard that
— Emmanuella ⚡️ (@ebrowne_) July 23, 2022
why dont ppl like that dvsn song ? it’s actually pretty good. toxic content but still good
— تعبان (@jstvrytired) July 23, 2022
The official DVSN video to “If I Get Caught” is out now. Let us know if you too think it is “toxic” in the comments!