“Post To Be” by Omarion (ft. Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko)
The way the title of this song (“Post To Be”) actually reads in its fullness is ‘supposed to be’. And whereas that expression is used in various contexts throughout, ultimately the lyrics are braggadocious in nature. And what the artists are bragging about, basically, is their ability to seduce other people’s lovers. Or stated differently a particular fan, i.e. a groupie or just random individual, may be attracted to them. And if such is the case, said person may find him or herself (depending on the sex of the vocalist) going home with the artist instead of to their own partner like they are ‘supposed to be’. Moreover the artists boast about their professional success and overall come off in shall we say somewhat of a proud, conquering manner.
Facts about “Post to Be”
“Post to Be” was released on 11 November 2014 as the second and final single from Omarion’s album entitled “Sex Playlist”. The labels behind the song are Atlantic Records alongside the Maybach Music Group.
“Post to Be” features production from DJ Mustard and Mike Free. And they also served as part of the songwriting team along with the following:
- Choyce Cincere
- John Taylor
- Ty Dolla $ign
- Chris Brown
- Jhené Aiko
This song marked the first time Omarion dropped a track alongside Jhené Aiko. However, in 2008 both he and Chris Brown were co-features on “Slam” by Bow Wow and “Tell Me” by Smitty.
“Post to Be” interpolates the classic 1993 reggae track “Murder She Wrote” by Chaka Demus & Pliers.
Omarion himself directed the music video to this track alongside a couple of other artist named Taz and Jay Ahn.
In 2015, Omarion came out with a remix of this song, though in that particular outing featuring Rick Ross, Trey Songz, Ty Dolla $ign and DeJ Loaf.
“Post to Be” was one of Omarion’s biggest hits, topping Billboard’s Rhythmic chart, peaking at number 13 on the famed Hot 100 itself and being certified Platinum in the United States. Moreover it charted in five other countries and in the process hit number 11 on the UK R&B Chart. In addition to all that, it received a nomination for an iHeartRadio Music Award.