Hey! It’s me, BD. I’ve been feeling nostalgic lately for those high school days when I’d burn CD mixes for my friends and pass them back-and-forth in chemistry class. So I’ve put together a cute list of music that I’m really feeling, right now. This is not that, “3 am go super hard in the middle of the club” sort of vibe—this is more that, “getting turned up by yourself after you shower, lotion your body and put your beard oils on” sort of vibe. Yes—I’m a big and burly, hairy man, and I’m a rapper. But also, yes—I definitely have the music taste of a 14-year-old girl, so let’s get into it:
1. “Are You That Somebody’s Body Party” by Ben Aqua
This mashup is sexy, cute and smart. Ben Aqua is an innovative musical mind and both these songs get me ready to “put it on” someone at a party. So why not smash the two tracks together?
2. “Bae (feat. Don Christian) by Rahel
This track makes me want to fall in love, run through a field and cuddle in a hammock. Rahel’s whole project is super dope and Don Christian’s voice is a panty dropper, for sure.
3. “A Thousand Miles (Vanessa Carlton Refix)” by MNEK
Like, how can you not gag on this? All of it is very cute2me—making my way downtown to the love shack. His voice is like red velvet cake—wait, I think I’m hungry.
4. “Post To Be RMX” by Omarion, Dej Loaf, Trey Songz, Ty Dolla Sign and Rick Ross
This Omarion track is literally so infectious. The original is cute, but this remix bangs ’cause Dej Loaf slays her verse. I can do without Rick Ross, like how I can do without Chris Brown on the original, but it’s still the jam. Even though they throw back to it, I still miss Jhené Aiko’s verse and her line, “He gotta eat the booty like groceries.”
5. “GOTTA EAT THE BOOTY LIKE GROCERIES” by DJ Kilbourne
…Luckily Kilbourne’s supplied us with a remix to make up for that.
6. “Wamables” by Nicki Minaj
This was supposed to be on The Pinkprint but wasn’t, and I guess it leaked online a bit ago. Whatever happened, I’m happy it’s out now. “Wamables” is cute and danceable, and anything Nicki touches is gold in my mind, so I don’t care if it’s gibberish. “WAM ON THESE WAMABLES,” this track makes me bounce and feel cute. (Note the 14-year-old girl vibes)
7. “Important” by Mz. 007
If you don’t know this song, you need to get it together—Mz. 007 is big time. This track is murder and has so many quotable lyrics like, “Mirrors on my hand I’m Important,” and, “I need a another bottle, barteeeeeeenndddddeeeeeeeeeer.” (Same)
8. “Trap Queen Remix (Feat. Azealia Banks, Quavo and Gucci Mane)” by Fetty Wap
“Trap Queen” is a big song to begin with, but when Azealia sings the hook? It’s over! And Gucci? Bye. I’m obsessed with rappers singing—it’s like when 50 cent did it, but like so much better. Fetty Wap has vibrato when he sings—he could get it.
9. “All Hands on Deck (Giraffage Remix) by Tinashé
I’m obsessed with Tinashé. She’s so next level and the video for “All Hands on Deck” was even more next level. This remix makes an already dope track really cute to dance to, though I think it’s too fast for those signature “All Hands on Deck” arms from the choreo.
10. “Number 1 Gurrrl” by Wax Motif
I was obsessed when Sophia Grace dropped her extended Kmart commercial/music video for “Best Friends,” and so happy that all these DJ’s made club remixes. This is one of my favorites—it’s super dancey and the perfect track to get you ready to throw shade at all your “friends.” (JK)