New York, NY – January 24, 2020 – Prior to the February 14th release of Paramount Pictures’ upcoming major motion picture, Sonic The Hedgehog, hip-hop superstars Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Yachty and Sueco the Child have teamed up for a new single titled, “Speed Me Up.”
The theme song produced by superstar producer duo Take A Daytrip (Lil Nas X, Big Sean, YBN Cordae)arrives alongside an exciting companion visual, which sees all four artists transformed into 16-bit Soniccharacters. Together, the group mixes rapid fire lyrics over hip-hop infused 80s nostalgia production for a collaboration of blockbuster proportions.
The new music video will make its broadcast premiere on MTV’s GRAMMY® special airing January 24th. The song will also appear throughout the film’s marketing campaign leading up its release on February 14th.
“Speed Me Up” was overseen by Kevin Weaver, President, Atlantic Records West Coast (Soundtrack Album Producer of Birds of Prey, The Greatest Showman, Suicide Squad, Furious 7, The Fault in Our Stars, The Fate of the Furious). Named by Rolling Stone as a “soundtrack guru,” Weaver is a GRAMMY® Award winner and five-time nominee, who has produced numerous multi-platinum soundtrack projects that have amassed tens of millions of albums sold worldwide.
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG SYNOPSIS:
Based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG tells the story of the world’s speediest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth. In this live-action adventure comedy, Sonic and his new best friend Tom (James Marsden) team up to defend the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) and his plans for world domination. The family-friendly film also stars Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic.
PARAMOUNT PICTURES Presents
In Association with SEGA SAMMY GROUP
An ORIGINAL FILM / MARZA ANIMATION PLANET / BLUR STUDIO Production
Directed by Jeff Fowler
Written by Pat Casey & Josh Miller
Based on the Sega Video Game
Produced by Neal H. Moritz, p.g.a, Toby Ascher, Toru Nakahara, Takeshi Ito
Executive Producers Hajime Satomi, Haruki Satomi, Masanao Maeda,
Nan Morales, Tim Miller
Starring: James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter and Jim Carrey
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