Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Listen: MIA + Azealia Banks + Missy Elliott, "Bad Girls (Danja NARS Remix)"

M.I.A.'s excellent January 2012 single "Bad Girls" is still picking up steam between its awesome Romain Gavras-directed video, Middle Eastern-tinged riff, and stupidly cool lyrics about how bad girls live fast and die young. Just last week, frequent M.I.A. collaborator Switch remixed the track and included verses from Missy Elliott (!!!!!!!) and M.I.A.'s Baltimore club-scene protegee Rye Rye, to generally pretty good effect, but it's got nothing on Danja NARS's revision of "Bad Girls," which retains Elliott (wise move, my friend, wise move) but exchanges Rye Rye for up-and-coming NYC "it girl"/pottymouth Azealia Banks of "212" fame. Good thing Nicki Minaj isn't involved (yet)...this remix already has almost too many intimidating female rappers to handle! Listen below, via Pretty Much Amazing, and check out the video for the original (as well as tracks by Ms. Banks) by scrolling down a couple posts!

UPDATE: Leo Justi has also remixed the song, and what it lacks in Missy Elliott, it makes up for in bass. Check it out here.

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