If it ain't broke, don't try to fix it -- or remix it, for that matter!!
That's my feelings on this new remix for Keri Hilson's "Get Your Money Up," which features Young Money's leading lady, Nicki Minaj. (Below)
The song from Keri Hilson's debut album, In a Perfect World..., originally featured singer Keyshia Cole and the self-professed "baddest bitch," Trina. (Below)
But for the remix, Trina, the veteran rapper, got the heave-ho! Perhaps because of all the hype over rap's newest female sex siren, Nicki Minaj.
Personally, I think the song was dope with Trina. The problem I have is that Trina was bounced from the track like a bad check and swapped for Minaj. The song honestly doesn't even deserve a remix because it never really got any buzz as a "hot single." And clearly, the days of remixes being a reincarnation of a popular song are long gone. Rest in peace to the days when a remix had a new beat and arrangement. This sad excuse for a "remix" just swapped one female rapper for another. What's that!?
Don't get me wrong. I like the whole Minaj gimmick. She goes around signing girls breasts at concerts, and she calls herself "black barbie," even though she resembles a black Peggy Bundy! Damn, bangs! LOL.
But bottom line, she shouldn't have replaced Trina on the track. Maybe I would have been more pleased if she was just added. A female anthem with the hottest chicks in the game would have been a good look.
Meanwhile, Trina has a video for her latest single, "That's My Attitude."
So I guess she could probably care less about being scratched. "Still the baddest bitch in the game, that's my attitude," she says on the track. Um, and I might have to agree. Her new album is slated to be released in June. Her next single, "Million Dollar Girl," features Diddy and Keri Hilson.
As for Minaj, we're still waiting for her album...