Video: Terrance Green – “Take The Throne” from Step Up: High Water

Produced by Timbaland, “Take The Throne” is an Uptempo Trap Banger, Illuminating the Central Conflict of YouTube/Lionsgate Series Step Up: High Water’s Second Season; Soundtrack Now Available For Stream & Purchase


The Video:

Counter-balancing absorbing drama and electric and exquisitely choreographed musical performance, YouTube/Lionsgate series Step Up: High Water is a worthy addition to the successful Step Up franchise. Providing new viewers with a taste of Season 2’s central conflicts and high-quality performance scenes, Step Up: High Water presents the official music video for Take The Throne.” Produced by Timbaland and rapped by Terrence Green, in character as High Water lead role Rigo, “Take The Throne” is a slice of triumphant trap–the sound of Rigo declaring that he will reach the top by any means necessary. Delivered with outrageous confidence by Green, who had never rapped or sang before joining the cast, “Take The Throne” illustrates Rigo’s life-changing decision to take over his father’s criminal enterprise–splitting time between dealing and recording his debut rap album. The video is a shot of pure adrenaline, combining dramatic scenes from the series and mind-blowing original dance scenes, culminating with Rigo’s realization that his choice to embrace street life is driving away the people he cares about most.

With musical direction and production from Timbaland and musical supervision from EMMY-award nominee Jen Malone (Atlanta), the new soundtrack is diverse and dramatic, providing an important element to the series with songs that work equally well in and out of context. Highlights from the soundtrack include the brilliantly told rap narrative “Marquise’s Interlude,” written and performed by castmember Terayle Hill, the soaring and sultry duet “Animal,” and Genesis,” the Billboard-premiered lead single written and performed by Ne-Yo, writing and singing in character as Sage Odom, the director of High Water Performing Arts School and a former pop star trying to execute a comeback. With two additional songs from Ne-Yo, and composition and production from Timbaland and producer Matthew Head, the soundtrack is available everywhere via YouTube/Lionsgate Music.

Based on the successful film franchise from Lionsgate, which has grossed $650 million at the global box office, Step Up: High Water follows several students at a cutthroat performing arts school in Atlanta. Series regulars Ne-YoNaya Rivera, and Faizon Love return for a second season, joining newcomers Ashley GreeneRobin Givens and Jeremy Copeland. In the second season, multi-platinum recording artist and entrepreneur Rick Ross guest stars as himself, as does Todrick Hall and choreographer JaQuel Knight.

Check out Step Up: High Water Season 2, currently available to stream in full, only on YouTube Premium.

Watch “Take The Throne”:

Buy/Stream Step Up High Water: Original Soundtrack

Please contact Michelle or Kierra if interested in talking with Ne-Yo or the cast, creators, or music supervisors of Step Up: High Water

Step Up: High Water Background:
Based on the successful film franchise from Lionsgate, which has grossed $650 million at the global box office, Step Up: High Water, produced by Lionsgate and airing on YouTube Premium, follows several students at a cutthroat performing arts school in Atlanta. Step Up: High Water is created and executive produced by showrunner Holly Sorensen (Recovery Road, Make It Or Break It). Adam ShankmanJennifer Gibgot, and Meredith Milton, all producers of the original Step Up films, executive produced season one, along with Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan, who both co-starred in the original Step Upfilm. The series features musical direction from Timbaland, and features Ne-Yo, Naya Rivera, Faizon Love, Robin Givens, Ashley Greene, and Jeremy Copeland in regular roles. All will be returning to executive produce for the second season. Season 2 consists of 10 hour-long episodes, and shoots in Atlanta, GA. The pilot currently has over 40 million views on YouTube Premium.
YouTube Originals Background:

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Terrence Green – “Take The Throne” (Prod. by Timbaland):

Step Up High Water: Original Soundtrack

Watch Step Up: High Water Season 2:

Ne-Yo – “Genesis”:

Take a peek behind the scenes of Step Up: High Water season 2:

Watch the trailer for Step Up: High Water Season 2:

Watch Step Up: High Water on YouTube: