Layton Greene’s new single, “Leave Em Alone” ft. Lil Baby, City Girls and PnB Rock, was released today by Quality Control Music/Level’D Up/Motown Records. The track was produced by Hitmaka (Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign) and Cardiak (Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj). Paul Cabbin (2Chainz, Chris Brown) and Rodney Jerkins (Beyoncé, Mary J Blige) co-produced.
With her shimmering vocals, Greene weaves a tale that will resonate with any woman who’s ever fallen for a bad boy, despite her best intentions. Lil Baby , City Girls and PnB Rock each add their own unique perspective. In a nod to the classic 2007 Ciara/50 Cent collaboration “Can’t Leave ‘em Alone” – a Top 10 hit that Jerkins produced and co-wrote – Greene samples the chorus and makes the refrain her own. Check out the lyric video to accompany the track below.
Layton Greene says, “I love this record! It’s just so fun, and I feel us ladies have all been here before. We’ve all been down for a bad boy and I know for me it was hard to leave him alone! Being able to do this song with a couple of my label mates, being that I just signed with QC, is beyond amazing!”
Stream the song below.
Greene is the first R&B artist signed to Quality Control, a move that HotNewHipHop hailed as “historic.” Billboard said, “Greene remixes lyrics from today’s rap songs with an old-school R&B twist and original lyrics about her life struggles.” SLAY Magazine heralded her as “the next big R&B Star of our millennial generation.”
The 20-year-old vocalist, who was born in East St. Louis, became a viral sensation when she put her own spin on Kodak Black’s “Roll in Peace” and uploaded the homemade video to social media. Heartened by the incredible response she received, Greene went in the studio with producer G-Styles to record an extended version of the song. “Roll In Piece Remix” gained over 3.5 million plays on SoundCloud in the first month and jumped into the Top 15 of Billboard’s Hot R&B Songs chart. After quitting her restaurant day job, Greenebegan to focus full-time on her music. Combined global streams of her songs have now surpassed 250 million – including more than 80 million streams for “Myself,” an original song, and 15 million streams for her remake of Lil Baby’s “Close Friends,” which topped SoundCloud’s R&B chart earlier this year.