The year is young, but there’s already a strong candidate for the coolest single of ‘04: Twista’s ”Slow Jamz,” a twitchy tribute to baby-making soul currently tearing up the Billboard singles charts. Riding a classic Luther Vandross sample, the speed-rapping Chicago MC and friends – rapper-producer Kanye West and comedian-singer Jamie Foxx – have created a meta-R&B hit: a slow jam about slow jams. In between name-checking classic bedroom crooners (Gladys Knight, Marvin Gaye) and some lesser-knowns (Ready for the World), Twista and pals spit out risque rhymes (”I’m play this Vandross, you gone take yo pants off”) about the seductive effects of a successful booty track. ”People have told me that they use [”Slow Jamz”] in the bedroom,” says Twista. ”That’s the kind of vibe I wanna create – a rap track that will have your attention and make you wanna get down like that, get a bit freaky.” Mission accomplished.
Posted January 23 2004 — 12:00 AM EST
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