I could write an essay about the way Fergie’s Double Dutchess rollout has been botched (these are my preliminary thoughts), but the project has suddenly gained momentum over the last couple of weeks with the release of ’90s-house anthem “You Already Know” and the full “Hungry” video. It looks like she saved the best for last with “Like It Ain’t Nuttin’.” Produced by Black Eyed Peas collaborator Will.i.am, the 42-year-old’s latest is one of the best rap songs of the year — by a male or female artist.
Fergie rides a minimal, old school beat like a pro — spitting rhymes about her money and influence. It’s slick, catchy and pleasingly not on-trend. The video is equally impressive. The “Glamorous” diva serves a variety of edgy looks (her eyebrows briefly go missing) and throws money around at a party in a tunnel. It ends with a performance in an underground club, which showcases the hitmaker’s killer moves. Time will tell if Double Dutchess finds an audience, but my interest is suddenly piqued. Which is just as well given that it drops tomorrow (September 22).
Watch Fergie strut her stuff up top.
This article was originally published by: Idolator