Y/N: Lil Kim Drops Another Weak Freestyle


Y: Watching Jessie Ware’s “Champagne Kisses” video got me unnecessarily sentimental in the middle of the day. Ugh. It’s high on emo and also strange, with imagery like dripping red lipstick and Jessie with a giraffe neck (it’s got everything). [Fader]

N: I guess Lil Kim isn’t getting my telepathic messages telling her to bow out. This brief AutoTuned freestyle over Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen” is less atrocious than her “Flawless” verse, but that’s mostly because the beat supremely thumps. [Miss Info]

Y: Clams Casino’s slowed-down remix of Sia’s “Elastic Heart” gives it more of a chill, somber effect. [Stereogum]

Y: Raheem DeVaughn covered Janet Jackson’s essential sex-playlist ballad “Anytime, Anyplace” and it’s similarly worthy of boning to, though clearly Janet’s superior. [YBF]

Y: Great Good Fine Ok’s “Too Much to Handle” is for moments when your brain is overloaded and a dance break is needed. [Billboard]

N: In explaining Avril Lavigne’s “Give You What You Like” video, Idolator writes, “It’s largely comprised of highlights from upcoming Lifetime movie Babysitter’s Black Book intercut with footage of the 30-year-old diva channelling her inner-Wiccan in a room full of candles.” Nah. [Idolator]

Y: Hundred Waters’ video for the atmospheric “Innocent” stars a giant animated sad squid and makes me feel like I’m playing a video game, so it’s cool. [Spin]

Y: Diplo posted this 10-second snippet of Missy Elliott’s very-Missy-Elliott flip of Jack Ü’s “Take You There.” Including it because Missy is still in really good form and I need more. [Miss Info]

N: Jake&Papa’s “Leave Me” is a cross between Blackstreet (the song samples “Don’t Leave Me”) and DJ Mustard in a not great way. I’m picky about my ’90s R&B. [This Is RnB]

Y: I was pre-turnt in preparation for The Migos’ “Falisha,” which references the internet-famous Friday character while praising being self-made and rejecting hand-outs. [Complex]

Y: The beat on “Come Find Me” by Lykke Li and Romy (from xx)—featured on producer Emile Haynie’s album—is almost torturously slow but it works. Only for moody days. [Miss Info]

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