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This track was Originally rumored as a diss track to female rapper Nicki Minaj, its NOT! The reminiscent track is a thumping nod to not only iconic female hip-hop but it is Remy Ma’s salute to rap pioneer Lil’ Kim. Remy Ma is for the LADIES!
The ‘Wake Me Up‘ collab references a sample from a popular Roberta Flack song, which was also featured in Kim’s 1996 single ‘Queen B*tch.’ Remy opens the song spitting:
If Peter Piper pecked ’em / I bet you Remy ducked ’em / I told you not to touch ’em / It’s not up for discussion
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The song is definitely a throwback vibe for both rappers and Remy told Beats 1 that she wanted to pay homage to Kim, saying:
I feel like she is the Madonanna of the hip-hop world. Her style is iconic and I wanted to pay homage to that.
Listen to the Wake Me Up track below: