boo’d up • i like it • OTW

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Poll Results

OptionVotes
boo’d up 25
OTW 7
i like it 6


flopson, Friday, 15 June 2018 23:18 (five months ago) Permalink

Good poll. I think I have to go with OTW even though “boo’d up” has a better shot at being sots

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Friday, 15 June 2018 23:42 (five months ago) Permalink

i was at a bar last nite and they played each of these 2 times in under 2 hours lol

can’t decide yet, but the energy of cardi verses on ‘i like it’ is thrilling

flopson, Saturday, 16 June 2018 00:04 (five months ago) Permalink

"otw"

dyl, Saturday, 16 June 2018 01:32 (five months ago) Permalink

"i like it" has sounded v good on these blisteringly hot sunny days tho

dyl, Saturday, 16 June 2018 01:32 (five months ago) Permalink

could go any way here but i think it's "boo'd up"

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Saturday, 16 June 2018 01:42 (five months ago) Permalink

yeah, all great but "boo'd up" for me as well

bunny slopes, Saturday, 16 June 2018 02:26 (five months ago) Permalink

I like it

sunburst N snowblind (Ross), Saturday, 16 June 2018 08:13 (five months ago) Permalink

Comparing these songs feels weird to me. Way different universes of sound.

sunburst N snowblind (Ross), Saturday, 16 June 2018 08:14 (five months ago) Permalink

All three are ace but “boo’d up” is such a delight.

Tim F, Monday, 18 June 2018 15:51 (five months ago) Permalink

have a real soft spot for "otw" but i voted "boo'd up"... i don't really rate "i like it"

J0rdan S., Monday, 18 June 2018 15:55 (five months ago) Permalink

OTW is a shade too repetitive for me. Have to go w Cardi

Simon H., Monday, 18 June 2018 16:00 (five months ago) Permalink

agree with jordan that "I like it" is a level below the other 2. have to think about my vote for a couple of days tho

k3vin k., Monday, 18 June 2018 16:06 (five months ago) Permalink

every time I've heard "boo'd up" in public has been an absolute still-unexpected joy

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Monday, 18 June 2018 16:15 (five months ago) Permalink

"boo'd up" is so sumptuous and layered, it cuts a pretty remarkable figure whenever it comes on the radio, especially when surrounded by other soundcloud-propelled urban radio hits

paul mccartney & whinge (voodoo chili), Monday, 18 June 2018 16:19 (five months ago) Permalink

"otw" is great, just not quite as sonically immersive or charming as "boo'd up." "i like it" is lively and entertaining and cardi's verse is great, but the i'm a little turned off by the generic latin pop backing track.

paul mccartney & whinge (voodoo chili), Monday, 18 June 2018 16:32 (five months ago) Permalink

boo'd up feels simultaneously very now and very retro at the same time

||||||||, Monday, 18 June 2018 17:17 (five months ago) Permalink

retro as in 2000s

||||||||, Monday, 18 June 2018 17:17 (five months ago) Permalink

Boo’d up just chills me right out and like it fires me up. Depends on the moment, already voted like it but boo’d up made cleaning up so much more lovely today.

sunburst N snowblind (Ross), Monday, 18 June 2018 18:24 (five months ago) Permalink

i just heard this song for the first time and it is a very good song

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 18 June 2018 18:34 (five months ago) Permalink

i just heard this song for the first time and it is a very good song

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 18 June 2018 18:35 (five months ago) Permalink

mustard on the beat

paul mccartney & whinge (voodoo chili), Monday, 18 June 2018 18:36 (five months ago) Permalink

xp- which one?

flopson, Monday, 18 June 2018 18:37 (five months ago) Permalink

the other 2 are more sui generis whereas ‘i like it’ is just like the perfection of the cardi b formula, also i don’t love the guest verses... her verse and chorus seriously drive me wild tho

flopson, Monday, 18 June 2018 19:00 (five months ago) Permalink

otw is delectably languorous

flopson, Monday, 18 June 2018 19:03 (five months ago) Permalink

retro as in 2000s

― ||||||||, Monday, June 18, 2018 1:17 PM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

been ready for this since 2011

flopson, Monday, 18 June 2018 19:09 (five months ago) Permalink

plot twist of the year is when ella mai reveals herself to be british at the end of “boo’d up”

— jord (@jordansarge) June 8, 2018

flopson, Monday, 18 June 2018 19:10 (five months ago) Permalink

lol jordan otm

Tim F, Monday, 18 June 2018 21:05 (five months ago) Permalink

My favourite part of I like it is cardi’s bird calls

sunburst N snowblind (Ross), Monday, 18 June 2018 21:22 (five months ago) Permalink

i cant get over "I Like It" sample being super obvious, i mean that shit was in fucking burger king commercials in the 90s, i associate it w lame television ads

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Monday, 18 June 2018 21:35 (five months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4KrHfPsV0s

"Damn song of the summer"

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Monday, 18 June 2018 21:41 (five months ago) Permalink

idk I feel like the obviousness is kind of the point

Cardi's exuberance saves it anyway

Number None, Monday, 18 June 2018 21:45 (five months ago) Permalink

im not saying its a bad song, just hard for me to feel any kind of totalizing excitement for when its so overfamiliar ... 22 years later & the saturation effect is still with me

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Monday, 18 June 2018 21:47 (five months ago) Permalink

"Boo'd Up" gets me high.

... (Eazy), Monday, 18 June 2018 22:07 (five months ago) Permalink

"I Do" is where I go for a Cardi bump.

... (Eazy), Monday, 18 June 2018 22:10 (five months ago) Permalink

i can see the sample being a dealbreaker. i uh, like it but i love big dumb & obvious

flopson, Monday, 18 June 2018 22:15 (five months ago) Permalink

i'm very neutral on cardi b the musician but i do think she has a unique ability to use super obvious samples and not have it come off as cynical... there's something about the personality she's cultivated on/off record that makes it feel like, idk, someone revealing the parts of their taste that crosses over w/ the masses in a way that does not feel like pure piggybacking off the song in question? or maybe she's just good at picking super obvious samples... her remake of "chickenhead" is on the one hand very "obvious" given the current cultural moment but also i can't think of many other contemporary rappers who could do something off that record in a way that could make it feel both novel and genuine. it stands in clear contrast to all the recent re-uses of "slob on my knob" to me

also i think w/ "i like it" there's an element of there obv being an unprecedented explosion of popularity of latin music in america right now, and so there's a celebratory/victory lap element to doing that song w/ bad bunny & j balvin on it in a way that i think justifies the obviousness of it. like idk if rap rarely if ever charted and then there was all of a sudden 8 rappers who become superstars and three of them re-did "rappers delight" i might rock with it

personally im just not a huge fan of "i like it" the original which neuters my ability to enjoy the cardi b version of it but im not mad at it

J0rdan S., Monday, 18 June 2018 23:05 (five months ago) Permalink

I did not expect a Mustard-beat to be my song of the summer in 2018. He is actually halfway to Ten.

Frederik B, Monday, 18 June 2018 23:09 (five months ago) Permalink

i feel like the only person on the internet who does not think "boo'd up" is a complete revelation. like it's fine and i'm happy to see it doing well but... like, i haven't even listened to any of her other music and i'd be shocked if there weren't something better on her ep.

dyl, Monday, 18 June 2018 23:33 (five months ago) Permalink

^ I don’t think it’s a revelation either, just a good track.
Reaction seems similar to ilms sacred cow KING

sunburst N snowblind (Ross), Tuesday, 19 June 2018 01:00 (four months ago) Permalink

Wait, do all of her songs end witha British monologue??

... (Eazy), Tuesday, 19 June 2018 04:29 (four months ago) Permalink

i'm sad i didn't vote for boo'd up

sunburst N snowblind (Ross), Tuesday, 19 June 2018 05:18 (four months ago) Permalink

starting to lean towards OTW... this poll is hard

flopson, Tuesday, 19 June 2018 16:50 (four months ago) Permalink

OTW

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Tuesday, 19 June 2018 20:49 (four months ago) Permalink

^ the correct answer I am thinking

k3vin k., Tuesday, 19 June 2018 21:11 (four months ago) Permalink

boo'd up video is cute
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YNZlXfW6Ho

||||||||, Tuesday, 19 June 2018 21:19 (four months ago) Permalink

i like Boo'd Up but was kinda disappointed to find out mustard produced it and not cardo. he should give him a production credit or a percentage for ripping his sound wholesale.

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Tuesday, 19 June 2018 21:30 (four months ago) Permalink

sub in 'taste' for 'i like it' make this a fair fight

||||||||, Thursday, 28 June 2018 06:19 (four months ago) Permalink

def not "I Like It"

billstevejim, Thursday, 28 June 2018 06:27 (four months ago) Permalink

UK edition it’s probably ramz’ “barking”

||||||||, Thursday, 28 June 2018 07:04 (four months ago) Permalink

I Like It > Boo'd > OTW

I Like It is a hoot

My name is the Pope and in the 90s I smoked a lot of dope (dog latin), Thursday, 28 June 2018 07:06 (four months ago) Permalink

Just heard Team Familiar do a DC "grown and sexy" go-go version of "Boo'd Up." Similar vocals with a DC rhythmic bottom

curmudgeon, Thursday, 28 June 2018 16:21 (four months ago) Permalink

sub in 'taste' for 'i like it' make this a fair fight

― ||||||||, Thursday, June 28, 2018 2:19 AM (ten hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

'taste' is just a hot beat

flopson, Thursday, 28 June 2018 16:26 (four months ago) Permalink

Tyga trying to channel 100s on that one.

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Thursday, 28 June 2018 16:30 (four months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Saturday, 30 June 2018 00:01 (four months ago) Permalink

boo'd up - uber chill

i like it - smash hit that references Mario

OTW - haven't heard it

boo'd up is my choice cuz i like it is a certain mood...

Rhubarb (Ross), Saturday, 30 June 2018 16:37 (four months ago) Permalink

You couldn’t listen to the one song you haven’t heard before voting?

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Saturday, 30 June 2018 18:04 (four months ago) Permalink

heard it now, still go with boo'd up

Jang Mo Jib (Ross), Saturday, 30 June 2018 18:27 (four months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Sunday, 1 July 2018 00:01 (four months ago) Permalink

wow didn’t expect such a huge gap. i guess most ilxors voted w/o hearing otw but i still expected i like it to do better. same poll on twitter was basically a 3-way tie

flopson, Sunday, 1 July 2018 03:57 (four months ago) Permalink

a song i like didn't do as well as i thought it would so therefore most people didn't listen to it

dyl, Sunday, 1 July 2018 06:08 (four months ago) Permalink

Lol people were literally posting in this thread that they didn’t listen to it

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Sunday, 1 July 2018 06:17 (four months ago) Permalink

travesty

Simon H., Sunday, 1 July 2018 06:25 (four months ago) Permalink

good poll (except exclusion of taste)

||||||||, Sunday, 1 July 2018 06:30 (four months ago) Permalink

I listened to it but it’s no boo’d up.

Garden variety uncouth (Ross), Sunday, 1 July 2018 08:34 (four months ago) Permalink

a song i like didn't do as well as i thought it would so therefore most people didn't listen to it

― dyl, Sunday, July 1, 2018 2:08 AM (eight hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i was just teasing ross, not mad at the results at all ‘boo’d up’ rules

flopson, Sunday, 1 July 2018 14:34 (four months ago) Permalink

haha cheers buddy :)

Garden variety uncouth (Ross), Sunday, 1 July 2018 21:46 (four months ago) Permalink

vid for otw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2e9diL0xTN4

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Sunday, 8 July 2018 07:02 (four months ago) Permalink

'taste' is just a hot beat

― flopson, Thursday, June 28, 2018 12:26 PM (one week ago) Bookmark

me not icy that's unlikely

J0rdan S., Sunday, 8 July 2018 07:48 (four months ago) Permalink

why you claim that you rich? that's a false claim

J0rdan S., Sunday, 8 July 2018 07:48 (four months ago) Permalink

you ain't got no style see you on my instagram

J0rdan S., Sunday, 8 July 2018 07:48 (four months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

OTW > boo’d up >>>>> I like it

k3vin k., Thursday, 9 August 2018 17:08 (three months ago) Permalink

i've really come to kinda hate "i like it"... would much rather hear "be careful"

J0rdan S., Thursday, 9 August 2018 17:10 (three months ago) Permalink

sub in 'taste' for 'i like it' make this a fair fight

― ||||||||, Thursday, June 28, 2018 2:19 AM (ten hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

fully on board with this now.

InfoWarriors (Spottie), Thursday, 9 August 2018 17:12 (three months ago) Permalink

def otw

johnny crunch, Thursday, 9 August 2018 21:06 (three months ago) Permalink

Here in the UK Boo'd Up has done nothing and it is astonishing to me. I keep putting it on at parties and it's a head turner - I've twice seen people who've never heard it start singing along during the first chorus - I don't understand why it hasn't transferred to this side of the ocean?

boxedjoy, Thursday, 9 August 2018 21:30 (three months ago) Permalink

Isn't she from London? I just assumed she's a hero there.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 9 August 2018 21:33 (three months ago) Permalink

Ikonika edit btw:
https://ikonika.bandcamp.com/track/ella-mai-bood-up-ikonika-edit

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 9 August 2018 21:34 (three months ago) Permalink

There was an article in the guardian about her being huge in the USA and unknown in the UK - https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/aug/02/ella-mai-bood-up-r-and-b-charts-number-1

The comments below the line are some of the worst guardian music comments of all time, and that's like being the worst strain of bubonic plague, but might be instructive about why she isn't big here, if you have a particularly high tolerance for pricks on the internet.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 9 August 2018 21:47 (three months ago) Permalink

pseudoracism isn't it :(

boxedjoy, Thursday, 9 August 2018 22:12 (three months ago) Permalink

Ikonika edit btw:
https://ikonika.bandcamp.com/track/ella-mai-bood-up-ikonika-edit

― change display name (Jordan), Thursday, August 9, 2018 5:34 PM (forty-six minutes ago) Bookmark

dope

J0rdan S., Thursday, 9 August 2018 22:20 (three months ago) Permalink

diana gordon’s “wolverine” a strong contender for late summer langurous vibes jam

||||||||, Monday, 20 August 2018 07:00 (two months ago) Permalink

shame that OTW wasn't as a big of a hit as the other two, it's the one i've been playing the most lately

ufo, Monday, 20 August 2018 07:17 (two months ago) Permalink

the other two were very immediate but OTW has really grown on me

Scritti Vanilli - The Word Girl You Know It's True (dog latin), Monday, 20 August 2018 08:04 (two months ago) Permalink

i feel like "otw" had a bit more potential than it ended up realizing but i didn't hear it on the radio until months after it had already come out. (see also its late video release)

dyl, Monday, 20 August 2018 08:12 (two months ago) Permalink

“Wolverine” is excellent!

Tim F, Monday, 20 August 2018 08:37 (two months ago) Permalink

The rest of the Diana Gordon EP is a bit of a mixed bag but "Too Young" is like Fearless songwriting with Reputation production values.

Tim F, Tuesday, 21 August 2018 00:50 (two months ago) Permalink

Heard boo’d up in the mall

What a song

Ross, Tuesday, 21 August 2018 03:14 (two months ago) Permalink

def not "I Like It"
― billstevejim, Thursday, June 28, 2018 2:27 AM (two months ago) Bookmark

I have come around to this one. Good summer song. But also yes re: reminders of Burger King commercials in the '90s.

Ultimately I stand beside my "Boo'd Up" vote.

billstevejim, Thursday, 30 August 2018 16:29 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

ella mai record out today. deserves its own thread

||||||||, Friday, 12 October 2018 17:03 (one month ago) Permalink

boo'd up really grew on me. I absolutely love it

Scritti Vanilli - The Word Girl You Know It's True (dog latin), Friday, 12 October 2018 19:06 (one month ago) Permalink

platonic ideal of a pop song

rip van wanko, Saturday, 13 October 2018 01:53 (one month ago) Permalink

ba-dum, boo'd up

rap is dad (it's a boy!), Saturday, 13 October 2018 02:35 (one month ago) Permalink

I like Boo’d Up.
It’s weird though.
She’s had a fair amount of similarish sounding cuts that generated little buzz.
Like somebody at the label suddenly went, ok that’s enough bubble, next mustard track with some bounce and a hard snare will be the hit, you can now come out as British and not Floetry notsureiftheyrefakingit British.

tsrobodo, Saturday, 13 October 2018 05:10 (one month ago) Permalink

Listening to "OTW" for the first time as the result of this thread, and, gosh, that is a sumptuous 4 minutes of music. The beat is, like, holographic, the way that old Jam & Lewis productions used to sound compared to their contemporaries. Like you know how they had an improbably long career where they just kept successfully updating their sound to the times for several decades? This is what I imagine they'd be up to if that streak were still going.
A travesty that this never made it to top40 radio, especially when Khalid is such a hot property right now (apparently) off the back of comparatively beige material like "Eastside" and "Love Lies". Maybe the guests/producers on those were just higher priorities for the labels to get over than 6lack and Nineteen85, idk

You're all losing so many points on your progress bars (Champiness), Saturday, 13 October 2018 22:14 (one month ago) Permalink

it is truly an incredible production

i heard it on the radio for the 3rd time, like, ever this past week -- sounded incredible there and still a bit astonished it never completely took off. i guess his team was more focused on pushing the song with normani or something.

dyl, Sunday, 14 October 2018 17:39 (one month ago) Permalink

boo'd up was actually cut by several difft artists but never released before ella mai picked it up--some people apparently seemed confident it was a hit. it does sound strangely out of time though, like something that could have been equally huge eight years ago

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Monday, 15 October 2018 04:59 (one month ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

since it doesn't appear to have been discussed anywhere else i am going to say very belatedly that the entire diana gordon ep is pretty strong!

dyl, Tuesday, 13 November 2018 00:25 (five days ago) Permalink

Yeah, big shout out to Kool Aid.

triggercut, Tuesday, 13 November 2018 00:48 (five days ago) Permalink


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