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ONTD Original: 10 Rap Songs Saved By Female Hooks

𝙾𝙽𝚃𝙳 𝙾𝚛𝚒𝚐𝚒𝚗𝚊𝚕:

𝟷𝟶 𝚁𝚊𝚙 𝚂𝚘𝚗𝚐𝚜 𝚂𝚊𝚟𝚎𝚍 𝙱𝚢 𝙵𝚎𝚖𝚊𝚕𝚎 𝙷𝚘𝚘𝚔𝚜

The dynamic of a rap/pop collaboration was pioneered by the legendary Mariah Carey with her iconic "Fantasy" remix with O.D.B. Since then, it became a whole marketing thing in hopes for artists to 'cross-over' to certain genres.
No shade to all the rappers but we just want to skip to the good bit.mp3 to our divas.
Here are 10 songs where the female features take the lead and make the song.

10. Eminem ft. Rihanna - "Love The Way You Lie"

- Rih's parts were a breather from all the loud angry white rapping from M&M
- Honorable mentions: T.I's "Live Your Life", Jay-Z/K*nye's "Run This Town", K*nye's "All of The Lights", Wale's "Bad (Remix)"
"Just gonna stand there
And hear me cry
But that's alright
Because I love the way you lie
I love the way you lie"

9. Wale ft. Lady Gaga - "Chillin"

- No that isn't M.I.A. on the hook
- Gags had her other pop feature chance to be on "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe" by Kendrick Lamar but apparently was too 'gay' to be on a song like that at the time.
"Get 'em all, get 'em all, pack it all up
Stack up your funds like a million bucks
Across that pond, they all know us
International, whoa
Driving my car to a foreign place
Lookin' at me, now they my face
We won it all now, we got it all yuuus
Look at that, look at how they lookin' at us"

8. Timbaland ft. Keri Hilson - "The Way I Are"

- MissKerriedBaby did THAT in so many songs in the mid to late '00s.
- Saved this song from lines like "listen baby girl, I ain't got a motorboat but I can float your boat"
"Oh, baby, it's alright now, you ain't gotta flaunt for me
If we go and touch, you can still touch my love, it's free
We can work without the perks just you and me
Thug it out 'til we get it right

Baby if you strip, you can get a tip
'Cause I like you just the way you are"

7. Lil' Flip ft. Lea - "Sunshine"
- These two one hit wonders made THE song of summer '04.
- Idk who this Lea girl is but she really made an Ashanti attempt with this.
I can call you my baby boy
You can call me your baby girl
Maybe we can spend some time (some time)

I can be your sunshine"

6. Fabolous ft. Tamia - "So Into You"
- Some babies didn't know Tamia had the og song "So Into You" when this song was out. Was this too soon to be a throwback sample? Nostalgic either way.
- Apparently Ashanti recorded a version where she sung the hook, but couldn't shoot the vid so Tamia (rightfully) stepped in
"I really like
What you've done to me
I can't really explain it
I'm so into you"

5. Field Mob ft. Ciara - "So What"
- A ride or die anthem. I needed a solo version of this at the time
- Cici lowkey served Aaliyah looks in the bball court scenes
"Some people don't like it
Cause you hang out in the street
But you my boyfriend
You've always been here for me

I love the #thug in ya
No matter what people think
I'm gon' be here for ya
And I don't care what they say"

4. Nelly ft. Kelly Rowland - "Dilemma"
- The Dilemma was that she was waiting on a reply via excel
"No matter what I do
All I think about is you
Even when I'm with my boo
Boy, you know I'm crazy over you"

3. Twista ft. Mariah Carey - "So Lonely"
- Mariah knew this #UNDERRATED song was fire when she made "One and Only Part 2" where she added another verse to the the intro of the song. There was a whole other sequel with "One and Only" on her Emancipation album (which was not as good).
- Honorable mention: Busta Rhymes' "I Know What You Want"
"I wish that we could
Blow out the speakers
Over and over
To them Jodeci cuts
"Forever your lady"
You act right then maybe

Ain't nothing to talk about
Put the music loud
So they won't hear me say

Ah-ha ha ah!
Come and be my one and only
Tired of being so lonely, come hold me

Ah-ha ha ah!
I wanna wrap myself around you, whenever you want to
Come make me say
Ah-ha ha ah!
Come be my one & only
Tired of being so lonely, console me
Ah-ha ha ah!
I wanna #wrap myself #around you, whenever you want to
Come make me #say

So just show a girl what it do (what it do)
After this boy, I'm promising you
You got my #body #lit #up like the #moon
Way too persuasive I can't take it I'm so caught up in yOOoouuuuu"

2. Fat Joe ft. Ashanti - "What's Luv?"
- Ashanti, THE early 2000's hook QUEEN
- Honorable mentions: all of her other Ja Rule features
"When I look in your eyes there's no stoppin' me
I want the Don Joey Crack on top of me
Don't want your #stacks
Just break my #back
Gonna cut you no #slack
'Cause I'm on it like #that

Come oooooooooon
And put it ooooOooooon meeeeeeeee
On meeeEEeeEEee"

1. Diddy ft. Christina Aguilera - "Tell Me"
- This was a real #change during the B2B era. *Xtina voice* "The hair is straighter... no red lips". Legend SNAPPEDt... Diddy was there to wear it down balance it out.
- Honorable mention: T.I's "Castle Walls"
"Tell me
What you thinkin about when got me waiting patiently
Usually I don't have to wait for nobody
But there's somethin bout you that really got me feelin weak
And I'm tryin to find the words to speak

Boy I got my eyes on you
Tell me what you wanna do
I can picture you in my room
Until the mornin'
I don't even know your name
Boy I need to know your name
I'm hopin that you feel the same
Tell me if you want it

I know you're gonna like it (I know)
So tell me how you want it (Tell me)
And you don't have to fight it (You don't)
Cause baby you're invited (Baby)
I know you're gonna like it (I know)
So tell me how you want it (Tell me)
And you don't have to fight it (You don't)
Cause baby you're invited (Baby)"

We love #feminine #energy

Source: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10
Tags: christina aguilera, ciara, diddy, eminem, kelly rowland, keri hilson, lady gaga, mariah carey, music / musician, music / musician (pop), ontd original, rihanna

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