Remy Ma and Lil Kim’s long-awaited collaboration has finally surfaced and honestly I am shook!
The song, titled “Wake Me Up,” is the prelude to Remy Ma’s upcoming album 7 Winters, 6 Summers, which is set for an early 2018 release. Zane Lowe premiered the track at noon EST on Apple Music—it’s her first release since announcing her multi-million dollar deal with Columbia Records late last month.
Remy teased the epic collab by dropping the song’s artwork last week. She spoke with Zane Lowe about working with a legend.
“I wanted to pay homage to Kim,” Remy told Zane Lowe of the track, which samples “Queen Bitch” from Kim’s 1996 classic, Hard Core. “She is the Madonna of the hip hop world to me. When I called her, I told her, ‘Listen, I want you on this record, but I want you to just be Kim. I want you to be girl that was squatting down in the leopard thong, I want you to be that Kim.’”
Of course Lil Kim and Remy have both feuded with Nicki Minaj. Rem’ lets off some clear shots at her rival:
I’m rich, I’mma stay that bitch!
You fake-ass bitch, you owe homage, pay that shit!
Spray that fif’, the crown, I’mma take that shit
‘Cause you a clown and Homey don’t play that shit!
See, they ain’t slick, be talkin’ all cray and shit
And then you see ’em, they be like that they ain’t say that shit!
I hate that shit, I can make or break your shit
See, I got options, don’t make me weigh them shits!
Kim and Remy appear to have already shot a video for “Wake Me Up”—the Bronx rapper has previewed some BTS footage via Instagram:
“Wake Me Up” is the latest highlight in a momentous comeback by Remy Ma. Since being released from prison in 2014, she’s snagged two Grammy nominations for her “All The Way Up” single with Fat Joe, broke the rap internet with her Nicki diss “ShETHER,” and won a BET award for the Best Female Hip Hop Artist.
According to a Columbia Records press release, 7 Winters, 6 Summers “fearlessly tackles multiple subjects including love, marriage, self-care, motherhood, identity and freedom, told from Remy’s point of view.”
Take a listen to Wake Me Up above, and look out for Remy Ma’s upcoming sophomore album, 7 Winters, 6 Summers.
— Lil’ Kim (@LilKim) September 13, 2017