Song Review: Uffie’s "MCs Can Kiss"

12/27/2009 Posted by Admin

By our guest blogger, Jess Bender

Back in early 2006, electro rapper Uffie released the single "Pop The Glock." Earning rave reviews from both critics and music listeners, Uffie landed a record deal with French label Ed Banger Records. Strangely, she disappeared for a while until just recently. Not only did she finally release a video for "Glock," but also her latest single, "MCs Can Kiss," hit the Internet and took the hipster world by storm.

One word to describe the tune is colorful. The track sounds like a combination of French band Justice and typical 1980s break dancing tracks. Along with that, Uffie has an attitude in her lyrics comparable to M.I.A. However, they are not completely alike, since M.I.A. typically gets very political and very honest. Uffie gets honest, but only when mentioning her rap skills. She states, “I’m an entertainer, not a lyricist."  Instead, she's more focused on having a good time. She hollers out to the “freaks that come out at night” and “the ladies who are ready to play” who want to spend their Saturday night dancing until the morning. While the tune ends with a messy saxophone solo, I doubt many listeners will judge the rapper’s lack of instrumental skill. Most people will probably be too absorbed in the fact that the track is absolute fun.

Uffie’s "MCs Can Kiss" may have debuted a little later than most had expected, but the wait was worth it. The track solidifies the longevity of electro pop, and also marks Uffie’s unofficial comeback. Eager listeners are encouraged to pick up her album "Sex, Dreams and Denim Jeans" when it drops in February 2010.

Listen to Uffie's "MCs Can Kiss" below. What are your thoughts?

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