The way she rattles off a string of alliterative plosive consonants will make you wet. And sonically, her sultry timbre and smoky pitch are a cool relief from the more shrill sounds of her rapping contemporaries. Though most label her a hip hop artist, she actually has very eclectic taste and style, making her music deliciously promiscuous in terms of genre. Call me a stan, but I know her discography like the back of my hand. These are my personal 10 favorites, but go ahead and call me out in the comments!
Strangers are smiling at you, because you basically dance like J-Lo. Of course the end of the night is a different story. It samples an instrumental track by a Dutch DJ and producer named Munchi, who sampled a hit song by Montell Jordan, who sampled a track by Jamaican-born artist Claudja Barry.
Munchi added the pronounced synths to the chorus sections, which some people find a bit grating, but personally I think it adds a funky twist. Azealia beautifully complements the tropical production with simple, smooth, and seductive verses while throwing a little more fire on the choruses. But somehow it works! The groove is oh-so catchy and totally danceable. Thematically, the song is about interracial dating. The one drawback is that the intro section of the song is rather drawn-out before the party starts.
Thus, by all accounts, it will probably be deemed too low on the list. The musical production has sort of a raw, bare bones, stripped-down feel. The lyrics are incredibly raunchy yet undeniably intelligent. What are you into, huh…? It sounds like quintessential pop music, as if Dr. Luke produced it for Katy Perry. Case in point, my favorite section listed below. Or rather, she insists that it is indeed a dis track, just not one against Lady Gaga.
The track has a darker tone with a few quirky almost extraterrestrial elements mixed with lively percussion. As much as I rock out to this song now, I must admit, it took a while for it to grow on me, and I still think it takes too long almost a minute for it to heat up and for Azealia to really get into her element.
So I feel sorta guilty or rather, terrified should she by some miracle actually read this that my opinion on this one is mostly a critique. First off, Azealia feels a way too young for a song like this. The music video does nothing for me.
The bit she did for Wang is way more fun and bouncy. Strangely, the pretty simple beat is accented with random dog barks…but it totally works! Also, you guys have to listen to the outro for this song! Azealia in a modulated Scooby-Doo voice goes in on some of her peers with a barrage of merciless zingers!
During the bridge, Azealia croons at the top of her lungs in Spanish. Although, again, singing is not her forte, in this particular instance her vocals are really charming and she definitely, at the very least, deserves an A for effort!
The bridge is followed by a third verse where she raps in Spanish.