Remy Ma has unveiled Wake Me Up, her highly anticipated collaboration with Lil’ Kim. The beat samples Roberta Flack’s “Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye,” with its haunting piano keys, a track that was famously used on “Queen Bitch,” which featured The Notorious B.I.G.
Speaking with Beats 1, Remy said,
I wanted to pay homage to Kim, I feel like she is the Madonna of the hip-hop world. Her style is iconic and I wanted to pay homage to that. I was like, ‘I want you on this record, but I want you to just be Kim. I want you to be the girl that was squatting down in a leopard thong.
Wake Me Up is the lead single from 7 Winters & 6 Summers, Remy’s first album in 12 years, due in early 2018 on Columbia Records.