A new rap single attached to two big-name celebrities got its start in a Dallas suburb.
Chocolate Droppa, Kevin Hart's rap alter ego, released "Push It On Me" -- which has now notched more than 2 million views on YouTube. That song was written and produced by local musician J. Oliver.
Note: The song is NSFW.
"Push It On Me," which features Trey Songz, was officially launched as Chocolate Droppa's first single on Friday. The track was released last month on the mixtape that accompanied Hart's stand-up comedy film, What Now?.
Oliver is a hip-hop artist and producer who has worked with French Montana and Meek Mill. Back in August, he wrote "Push It On Me" in one night at his studio in Carrollton.
The title of Oliver's 2015 album, I Am Kanye West, references his career path. Like West, he hopes to become a successful hip-hop artist by drawing people to his skills as a writer and producer. (It seems to be paying off.)
Oliver sent the song to veteran producer Troy Taylor, who liked it enough to send it to Trey Songz.
"I didn't think Trey was going to hear it," Oliver says. "I've been trying to get my music to him for years."
But Taylor called back the next day. Trey Songz had recorded the track and later brought the song to Chocolate Dropper -- that's Hart -- who decided to add his vocals and include it on his mixtape.
Oliver recalls that Trey Songz congratulated him on the song and said "there was more to come." Oliver hasn't heard from Hart yet, though he met him in 2010 while he was working valet at a hotel in Baltimore. Hart had a comedy show and was staying at the hotel. After giving Hart recommendations for restaurants, Oliver mentioned he was a musician.
"[Hart] said to never stop doing what I'm doing," says Dallas musician J. Oliver. "Keep grinding and you can get to the top."
By JEREMY HALLOCK/Special Contributor